Health and Safety Measures

AUPresses 2022 Health and Safety Measures

April 28, 2022

The health and safety of all those attending AUPresses 2022 is a paramount consideration for the Association. The course of the coronavirus pandemic between now and June 18 remains uncertain. Meeting attendees need clear advance notice of certain safety protocols, but recent event planning experience indicates that some decisions are more effectively made closer to the date of the event.

The Association will add to and update this notice; please note the dateline, above, which will reflect any updates.

Vaccinations: The Board of Directors adopted a vaccine requirement for AUPresses 2022 at its October meeting. Proof of vaccination will be required of all attendees in order to collect a meeting badge; original vaccination cards, digital photos of vaccination cards, and state-issued app-based verification all are acceptable. Attendees from outside the United States must provide proof of vaccination in accordance with the eligibility requirements of their home countries; original vaccination cards and government-issued app-based verification are acceptable. If you have a medical condition rendering you ineligible for a coronavirus vaccine, please contact annualmeeting@aupresses.orgto provide details. 

Masks: A final decision on masks will be made approximately four weeks before the meeting; however,  at the moment a requirement seems more likely than not—attendees should be prepared to mask during all indoor events. [At a minimum, the Association will strongly recommend mask-wearing during indoor events.] Those individuals who are unable to wear masks for bona fide medical reasons should contact annualmeeting@aupresses.org to provide details.

Meals and Distancing: In the event it is deemed necessary or prudent to distance during meals we have established contingency plans to help ensure safe and comfortable dining experiences. We will provide more details closer to the event, as circumstances warrant.

Reconnecting: We will be providing green/yellow/red ribbons that attendees may choose to affix to their badges indicating their degree of comfort with customary social greetings:

                                    GREEN – handshakes OK

                                    YELLOW – fist or elbow bumps only, thanks

                                    RED – just nod and smile, please 

आम्ही अशा जागतिक प्रकाशक समाजाच्या अत्यावश्यक भूमिकेची प्रगती करतो ज्यांच मुख्य कार्य शैक्षणिक श्रेष्ठतेची व ज्ञानाच्या जोपासण्याची हमी देणे आहे.

— AUPresses Mission Statement in Marathi