Health & Safety IS Core TO THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE

*Please check this page regularly for health and safety updates. Last update: 11/03/2021.

After three years apart, we are excited to see you in person at the AAOHN National Conference. We’re watching the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance carefully in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic and realigning our health and safety measures on an ongoing basis.

For public health and safety reasons, everyone attending the AAOHN National Conference will agree to comply with all health, safety and distancing guidelines.


Health and Safety Requirement

AAOHN is committed to protecting the health and safety of conference attendees, partners, staff and constituents. To enable in-person events to take place with lower risk to participants, effective November 8, 2021, AAOHN is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for admittance to any AAOHN in-person meeting and event.

AAOHN is partnering with CLEAR in an effort to host the conference in the safest environment possible for all attendees using a state-of-the-art application to track compliance. Details will be sent in February with more information about how to use CLEAR.

These guidelines apply to all attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and AAOHN staff regardless of registration date. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these rules, please contact registration@aaohn.org


Pre-Event

  • AAOHN requires all those planning to attend to be fully vaccinated. To find a vaccine site near you, please visit www.vaccines.gov.
  • AAOHN is partnering with CLEAR to provide a safe experience for all attendees using a state-of-the-art application to track proof of vaccination. Details will be sent in February with more information about how to use CLEAR.
  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Adhere to government-issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the region you will be traveling to and the region you are traveling from.

Post-Event

  • Based on current contact tracing advice from health authorities, if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home, please notify AAOHN at registration@aaohn.org.

What You Can Expect in Our Conference Space

  • AAOHN will have extra masks and hand sanitizer onsite.
  • Attendees are encouraged to wash their hands and/or use sanitizer frequently.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high frequency contact points. 
  • Socially distant seating will be an option in all situations.
AAOHN understands that many attendees may be connecting prior to or after the National Conference. We encourage responsible actions in all these events.

What You Can Expect at the Drury Hotel

  • Updated guest room cleaning protocols, using products approved by the CDC and EPA,
  • Changes to the housekeeping services so you are as undisturbed as possible, and
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch public spaces.

*Housekeeping and cleaning procedures are subject to change. Please refer to the Drury Hotel website for the most up-to-date information.

What You Can Expect at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

  • Enhanced cleaning protocols, 
  • Changes to the housekeeping services so you are as undisturbed as possible, and
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch public spaces with hospital-grade disinfectants.

*Housekeeping and cleaning procedures are subject to change. Please refer to the Renaissance website and/or the Marriott website for the most up-to-date information.

What You Can Expect at the Westin Pittsburgh Hotel

  • Enhanced cleaning protocols, 
  • Changes to the housekeeping services so you are as undisturbed as possible, and
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch public spaces with hospital-grade disinfectants.

*Housekeeping and cleaning procedures are subject to change. Please refer to the Westin/Marriott website for the most up-to-date information.

Travel Recommendations From the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a checklist of standard protocols to follow while traveling to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus:

  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Wear a face covering in public
  • Cover coughs and sneezes

Visit the CDC website for guidance on travel within the United States.