Health and Safety Measures for Obesity Medicine 2022
The Obesity Medicine Association (“OMA”) is working diligently to create a healthy and safe environment for in-person attendees, exhibitors and staff in conjunction with all current recommendations and CDC guidelines that will enable attendees to make informed decisions about their attendance. Please understand that said guidance is changing and OMA’s procedures may necessitate changes accordingly. Please check back here for updates.
As of February 28, 2022, OMA is implementing the following:
- OMA strongly recommends “full” COVID vaccination for ALL participants. For the purposes of this recommendation, “fully vaccinated”, is as defined by the CDC as found here.
- Name badges will be self-service/print-on-demand to limit contact.
- Color coded lanyards will be provided for attendees to choose their level of comfort in regards to social distancing.
- Food and beverage seating barriers for meeting spaces.
- Appropriate signage to reinforce physical distancing, traffic flow and other safety reminders.
- Hand sanitizer stations placed throughout the hotel and meeting space.
- To learn more on the Hyatt Regency Atlanta health and safety measures within their hotel, click Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment.
Masks and Prevention:
- Disposable masks will be available on-site.
- As of February 25, The City of Atlanta has lifted its indoor mask mandate.
- Masks remain optional for all attendees.
Personal Accountability Commitment:
- OMA has preventive measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. OMA cannot, however, guarantee that attendees will properly social distance and that its attendees will not become infected with COVID-19.
- By submitting an attendee registration for Obesity Medicine 2022, attendees must acknowledge and agree that they are fully responsible for their own safety and actions while participating in the national conference and recognize that they may be at risk of contracting COVID-19 through no fault of OMA.
- If you have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19 (such as fever/chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, headache, difficulty breathing, or new loss of taste or smell), please stay home until after the recommended quarantine interval, which is currently five days. OMA will convert your in-person registration to a digital experience (DX) registration and refund the difference in fees. (see full registration policies)
- Be sure to practice everyday preventive actions, including but not limited to social distancing, washing hands often, and monitoring your health daily.