Health and safety

The Society of Family Planning is committed to providing a safe event experience for those attending #SFP2022. The Society will implement the following meeting protocols designed to mitigate as much risk as possible while meeting in person. Attendees must adhere to all health and safety requirements to attend the meeting. All requirements are aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing of attendees. 

Vaccine requirements

  • All meeting participants (Society staff members, attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers, consultants, and/or vendors) will be required to present proof they are up to date on vaccines. We will follow the CDC’s latest guidance on what it means to stay up to date with vaccines. 

  • Anyone requesting a religious or medical exemption from the vaccine requirement will be asked to provide documentation to support the request at the time of registration. 

  • Attendees will be asked to certify their vaccine compliance via a HIPAA compliant portal as part of registration. An external vendor will be assessing compliance with the vaccine requirement and reviewing requests for exemptions.

Testing requirements

  • Attendees will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to arriving at registration to receive their conference credentials.

  • If an attendee is unable to get a test before arriving at #SFP2022, the Society will provide rapid tests on-site.

  • Attendees are required to test if they are having symptoms.

  • Attendees will be required to test every 48 hours of their meeting attendance.

 Daily health screenings 

  • Attendees should not attend the meeting if they feel unwell, experience symptoms of COVID-19, or test positive for COVID-19.

  • Attendees will be asked to participate in a daily health screening attesting they are not experiencing symptoms. 

On-site first aid station available

  • Attendees will have access to a medical station staffed by paramedics from InHouse Physicians

  • Services will include the following:

    • Assistance with rapid COVID-19 tests, if requested.

    • Care and management for positive COVID-19 cases.

    • Assistance with non-COVID-19 medical needs including first aid, emergency care, and prescriptions with consultation.

    • Access to a telehealth clinician.

Masking and distancing

  • The Society will monitor and adhere to safety guidelines based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control as well as procedures set forth by the city of Baltimore and the meeting venue.  

  • High-grade masks will be available for all attendees. 

  • Society staff will work with the venue to integrate flow accommodations for high traffic areas and hygiene procedures. 

Updated July 14, 2022. We encourage you to visit this page for the latest updates on health and safety protocols for this event. The Society will continue to monitor the latest developments and may change or update these requirements as needed. 

Questions? If you have any questions, visit our FAQ section or contact us at [email protected].

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