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Amerca's Center
St. Louis, Missouri
Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) Accredited Star Facility

EASA's COVID-19 Safety Policy

To ensure a safe and productive event for everyone, EASA will incorporate safety protocols to help protect attendees, exhibitors, speakers and organizers.

All guests must accept EASA's Liability Waiver at the time of registration.

 


 

EASA is committed to the health and safety of all our attendees as well as the community of St. Louis. As we prepare for the EASA 2022 Convention & Solutions Expo, we are closely monitoring news and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the World Health Organization, and local health agencies regarding travel and events. We will be using this news and guidance as we set our safety guidelines. We encourage you to check back often as the meeting approaches.

St. Louis City and County have had surges in COVID positivity rates recently, putting the area at the "red" level per the CDC. The city and the facilities EASA is using (with the exception of the Gateway Arch) are not requiring masks. Also following CDC guidance, EASA recommends that convention attendees, particularly those in high-risk groups, wear masks at the event.

While we do not require that participants submit proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result to attend the meeting, all travelers should follow recommendations set forth by the CDC for domestic and international travel as well as check requirements from their travel providers (planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation).

A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where other people are present. By attending EASA 2022 Convention & Solutions Expo, attendees voluntarily assume all risks associated with exposure to COVID-19.

EASA's COVID Liability Waiver

There is always an inherent risk in attending any event or participating in any activity. Due to the circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic, there is a heightened degree of personal risk and responsibility in attending a live conference. EASA will be taking all legal, prudent and advisable measures to reduce the risk of virus/illness transmission between people while attending the EASA 2022 Convention & Solutions Expo. Despite our best efforts, we will be unable to reduce the level of risk to zero.

I acknowledge that federal and state government officials have declared that there currently exists a public health crisis in the U.S. related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”).

I acknowledge these risks, and others, and agree to take full personal responsibility for them. I will not hold anyone else responsible, including EASA, should I contract an illness, or should anything else happen to me due to my participation in this event.

I agree to monitor my own health status and will not attend the conference if I am symptomatic in any way (including but not limited to fever, dry cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pains) or believe I have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus. If I am symptomatic, I will not come to the conference and will contact EASA for a refund. If I show up and am refused entrance due to symptoms, I will not receive a refund.

I understand that at this printing, attendees will not be required to wear masks. EASA encourages frequent use of hand sanitizer, washing hands frequently, social distancing as appropriate, refraining from personal contact, respecting the space of other attendees and following any additional guidance and regulations imposed by EASA or any convention facilities. These regulations may become more or less strict at any time between now and the event date due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control. If I am refused entrance or am removed from the conference for not following these regulations, I will not receive a refund.

Revised March 7, 2022