The health and safety of all visitors to The ABE Annual Meeting remains our top priority. We are closely monitoring government mandates and policy changes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and public health advancements. As information pertaining to the virus continues to develop, we will adjust our approach as needed and keep you up to date with new developments to ensure a coordinated effort and a safe environment for all conference attendees.
Hand Sanitizer Stations
The hotel will have hand washing facilities and/or sanitizing systems easily accessible to everyone throughout the meeting space.
Social distancing practices will be implemented according to all venue, local and state guidelines.
Limited Contact Policy
To assist in minimizing potential physical contact, elbow bumps are a great alternative to handshakes.
Health and Safety Signage
Signage will be placed to remind all attendees to social distance and frequently wash and sanitize their hands.
Conference attendees, exhibitors, vendors, and speakers will be required to participate in a wellness check before they receive their event badge. Everyone will be asked the following questions before they will receive their badge to gain access to the conference:
Safety Measures in the Host City
The State of South Carolina guidelines can be found here.
Safety Measures at the Conference Hotel
The Kiawah Island Resort & Spa hotel is following all CDC, State of South Carolina and local Covid-19 safety requirements. Cleanliness policy can be viewed here.
By registering and attending the ABE Annual Meeting, you consent to the following policies:
Waiver of Lawsuit/Release of Liability
COVID-19 WARNING, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER OF RISK AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION FOR ATTENDING THE APHMG ANNUAL MEETING WARNING RELATED TO COVID-19 INFECTION*
ASSUMPTION OF RISK
I have read and understand the above warning concerning COVID-19. I acknowledge that attending the ABE Annual Meeting is of value to me and that I accept the risk of being exposed to COVID-19 in order to attend. Therefore, I choose to accept the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and I agree that I am personally responsible for my safety and actions while attending The ABE Annual Meeting.
WAIVER OF LAWSUIT/ RELEASE OF LIABILITY
I, for myself, my family, successors, and assigns hereby forever release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue APHMG, its board of directors, board members, officers, agents, servants, affiliates, employees, successors, and assigns (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me related to COVID-19 while participating in any activity associated with the ABE Annual Meeting.
I agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all costs, expenses, damages, claims, lawsuits, judgments, losses, and/or liabilities (including attorney fees) arising either directly or indirectly from or related to any and all claims made by or against any of the Released Parties due to bodily injury, death, loss of use, monetary loss, or any other injury from or related to my attendance at the ABE Annual Meeting specifically related to COVID-19.
We are committed to implementing conscious and intentional measures to not only combat COVID-19 but promote healthy best practices that will become the protocol for all events during high- and low-risk time periods alike.
Please continuously check back here. We will continue to revise our procedures as needed to reflect the current state of the pandemic.
*As times are changing, so too, may our policies