IMC 2022: COVID-19 Safety Policy

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The East-West Center is looking forward to meeting new IMC participants and reuniting with alumni of our previous conferences and media programs. While we are excited about the opportunity to meet in-person, we are also working very hard to make sure we will have a safe conference environment. We will be diligent in following all local, state, and federal (CDC) guidelines for pandemic precautions.

 

PROTOCOLS

Here are some specific safety policies we will have in place at the conference:

  • Participants MUST provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. COVID-19 testing in lieu of vaccination will not be an option.
  • Face masks MUST be worn during ALL conference activities (sessions, transportation, etc.). N95, KN95, and KF94 masks are highly recommended and may be required at a certain point.  Other requirements like testing and temperature checks may be required at the conference to respond to the environment at that time. 
  • Conference rooms and receptions will be arranged to allow for social distancing.
  • EWC follows CDC guidance/requirements for international travelers to the US. Guidelines regarding vaccines and accepted documentation of vaccination can be found at CDC.gov.

In order to attend and participate in-person, all participants must agree to the EAST-WEST CENTER COVID-19 ASSUMPTION OF RISK, LIABILITY WAIVER, AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS FOR PARTICIPATION IN EWC ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS and comply with this COVID-19 Safety Policy.

 

CONTINGENCIES

If it is determined unsafe to convene the conference in-person, the conference may be changed to virtual format or the conference may be postponed or cancelled. If the conference is cancelled for this reason, registration fees collected will be refunded. We will assess the situation and determine if the conference will continue as planned at the end of May.

In the event that a participant tests positive for COVID-19 during the in-person conference, it will be the responsibility of the participant to cover any expenses incurred and follow all COVID-19 protocols.

 


2022 East-West Center International Media Conference
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