Health & Safety 

ABM is committed to the health and safety of all meeting participants. We believe that we can safely bring together our community with strong protocols in place. ABM will continue to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic and will implement precautions to provide a safe meeting experience for all attendees, presenters, partners, and staff. 

Health and Safety Protocols for in-person attendance at the 27th Annual International Meeting include:

  • Proof of being *fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the CDC is required for US and Canadian based in-person conference attendees, presenters, exhibitors, partners, press, and staff traveling to Baltimore, MD. ABM will accept a full course of immunization with any vaccine that has been authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) for international attendees (non US and Canada) based on **approved vaccine list below.
  • Masks are encouraged indoors in meeting rooms and common areas.

For attendees who are not vaccinated or prefer not to travel, a virtual registration option is available. ABM will not accept exemptions or proof of negative tests in lieu of verified vaccination status.

Vaccination Verification

To satisfy the ABM vaccination requirement and gain access to the 27th Annual International Meeting, ABM asks you to bring proof of your vaccinations (a copy of the card or a photo on your phone is acceptable).

Attendees should be aware that ABM is not legally able to require local hotel or convention center staff to be vaccinated. ABM is working with local entities in Baltimore to develop onsite protocols in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, including requiring hotel staff working with the ABM Conference to wear masks.

Onsite Safety Measures

Even though all participants will be vaccinated, ABM is encouraging MASKS in meeting rooms and indoor public areas when not actively eating or drinking. Speakers may remove their masks while presenting at an educational session. Disposable masks will be available to attendees at the registration desk.

Testing

Onsite attendees who become symptomatic are required to discontinue in-person participation at all events and get tested for COVID-19. If the test results are positive, individuals are not permitted to continue attending the meeting and must follow CDC guidance on quarantine and isolation.

Policies

By registering for the in-person meeting in Baltimore, you agree to abide by all Health and Safety Protocols instituted or modified by ABM, the City of Baltimore, and the venues during the conference dates of September 15-18, 2022. Individuals not in compliance with all Health and Safety Protocols may be asked to leave the meeting and refunds will not be provided.

*Fully vaccinated means two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine according to the CDC.

** ABM will accept a full course of immunization with any vaccine that has been authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) for international attendees (non US and Canada) based on the listing of approved WHO vaccines. 

Health and Safety Protocols are subject to change at any time, please visit this page periodically for the most up-to-date information. ABM looks forward to providing you with the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and friends in Baltimore, MD, September 15-18, 2022. In the meantime, please contact ABM Member Services at [email protected] or 847.375.4726 with any questions.