Health & Safety Policy

We are dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our attendees at the 2022 RESPECT Conference. As such, our policy is to require that all in-person meeting participants, exhibitors, volunteers, and staff must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and must wear masks at indoor RESPECT events.

All meeting participants must submit their RESPECT COVID-19 Policy Acknowledgement Form in advance of conference attendance via the Whova Conference App for RESPECT 2022.  The acknowledgement form will open on May 10, 2022 and must be completed in advance of the conference. To make the check-in process go more smoothly, we strongly encourage completing the form at least 2 days prior to the start of the conference.

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On-site Health & Safety Protocols

Face Coverings: Masks are required during indoor events at RESPECT 2022.

Social Distancing: Space planning in all meeting rooms will allow for social distancing.

Hygiene: Non-contact hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed throughout the meeting space. 

Cleaning: Prior to every event, hotel staff will follow CDC and local guidelines on the cleaning and disinfecting of all areas. 

Before You Travel

We will continue to closely monitor specific travel advisories through official channels, which include WHO and the CDC, as well as safety guidelines at the local and state levels.

Before traveling to the conference, we recommend that you stay informed of any information your local health agencies may make available and take reasonable precautions to protect yourself. RESPECT 2022 continues to closely monitor this dynamic situation and will provide updates with any developments and reserves the right to make changes as needed.


Will RESPECT 2022 honor any vaccine exemptions for medical or religious reasons?

RESPECT 2022 is requiring vaccine attestation for in-person participation. RESPECT 2022 will not provide any exemptions or accept a negative COVID test in lieu of proof of vaccination. Those who are unable to provide proof of vaccination are encouraged to participate remotely.

Will RESPECT 2022 consider a negative COVID-19 test in lieu of proof of vaccination? RESPECT requires attestation of vaccination for in-person participation in 2022 conferences. RESPECT 2022 is unable to accept a negative COVID-19 test in lieu of attestation of vaccination. Those who are unable to provide attestation of vaccination are encouraged to participate remotely.

Will the staff supporting the RESPECT 2022 conference also be required to provide attestation of vaccination?

RESPECT 2022 requires full vaccination of all attendees, exhibitors, volunteers, and staff participating in person.

Will there be a mask requirement at RESPECT 2022? Yes. Masks will be required at RESPECT 2022 activities. Masks may be removed for eating and drinking door meals and receptions, which is in line with the local policies and guidelines.

What if I Exhibit COVID-19 Symptoms? If you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms while at RESPECT 2022, please remove yourself from any in-person conference activities and follow the CDC guidelines for isolating, testing, and care. If you’re feeling up to it, you can continue to participate remotely in RESPECT 2022. 

What if I test Positive for COVID-19 while at the meeting? If you test positive for COVID-19 during the meeting, immediately isolate yourself in your hotel room. Then email the registration team at The conference organizers will alert the hotel for announcements. Do not participate in person in any other meeting activities.

Where is the nearest COVID-19 Testing Center? The nearest walk-up COVID-19 testing center that does not require a referral is at Public Health Management Corporation, 1200 Callowhill St., Philadelphia, PA 19107. phone: (855) 887-9229, website

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