COVID-19 Duty of Care

Duty of Care is for APsaA and You

APsaA is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all APsaA 111th Annual Meeting participants. Our decisions and preventive measures are guided by the requirements and recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and federal, state and local health authorities.

We are working with the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on implementing preventative measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus at APsaA 111th Annual Meeting.

Preventive measures for ALL participants (meeting registrants, presenters, speakers, APsaA staff and leadership, vendors, exhibitors and any person in any indoor APsaA Meeting Space:

• Proof of vaccination required.

• All meeting participants are being asked to self-test for COVID-19 within two days of traveling to Boston.

• Masks required in all meeting areas when not eating or drinking.

• Social distancing when possible.

• Enhanced sanitization of meeting and exhibit spaces as executed by the hotel.

• APsaA is providing Clorox wipes in every meeting room to sanitize microphones, etc.

• Hand-sanitizing stations throughout the meeting and exhibit spaces.

• APsaA will have masks, personal hand sanitizers and COVID-19 self-tests available.

• APsaA has a dedicated phone line for Coved-related issues on site.

• No guests are permitted in any meeting areas unless pre-approved by Meeting Director.

The responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment (Duty of Care) is shared among the event organizer, venues and every participant. All APsaA 111th Annual Meeting participants are expected to adhere to and abide by the safety precautions APsaA is implementing to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

As part of your Duty of Care, you should not attend APsaA’s 111th Annual Meeting if you:

• If you test positive for COVID-19 on or after May 23, 2022.

• If you experience signs and symptoms of COVID-19 beginning on May 23, 2022 or later.

• If you have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 on or after May 23, 2022.

If an attendee tests positive for COVID-19 during the meeting:

1. Please notify APsaA Executive Director Tom Newman by email [email protected].

2. Individuals who test positive must self-isolate in their hotel room (if local, go home) and cease participation in the meeting.

3. An attendee who notifies APsaA via email will be assigned an APsaA staff member to help navigate their situation.

4. Must agree to adhere to any additional requirements adopted by APsaA, the CDC. the city of Boston, County of Suffolk or state of Massachusetts in effect at the time of the meeting.

If a person tests positive for COVID-19 within 10 days after leaving the meeting, they must notify APsaA Executive Director Tom Newman at [email protected].

Please refer to the Boston Park Plaza Hotel’s COVID-19 Health and Safety page for more information about hotel policies.

We are also pleased to offer registrants a risk-free cancellation policy should you need to cancel your registration at any time. Refund requests must be submitted by email to Chris Broughton([email protected]) by Friday, June 10th.

By attending this conference, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. You voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the American Psychoanalytic Association;or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury

May 23, 2022

The American Psychoanalytic Association