2021 CAS Annual Meeting COVID-19 Information

The safety of meeting attendees and CAS staff has been at the forefront throughout the planning process for our return to face-to-face events and will continue to be throughout the duration of the Annual Meeting.

First and foremost, the CAS Annual Meeting will follow all Federal, State, and Local guidelines and mandates, even if those guidelines and mandates change before the start of the meeting. The Governor of California ended physical distancing restrictions as of June 15, but the CAS Annual Meeting will practice distancing wherever possible, in addition to most meal functions being served outdoor.  It is important to understand the risks of COVID-19 and agree to follow mitigation protocols because we’re all in this together. Please see all three dropdowns below for detailed information regarding Covid-19 protocols specific to this event.

Safety Protocols

The CAS and the Marriot Marquis San Diego Hotel are working together to make the CAS Annual Meeting a safe space for all attendees. Obviously, the pandemic has us living in a state of flux and constant change and we will continue to adapt as the date for the Annual Meeting approaches.  Please note that the CAS will follow protocols and guidelines as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, the State of California, and the County of San Diego.  The CAS also reserves the right to implement additional precautions, some of which will be:

  • Meeting rooms set to account for distancing
  • Most meal and food events held outside
  • Buffets served by masked/gloved hotel staff (no self-service)
  • CAS staff members onsite supporting the event are all fully vaccinated
  • Annual Meeting attendees attesting to the COVID-19 Notice and Release {link to Notice and Release}

For the most current information regarding mandates and guidelines, please visit:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
State of California
County of San Diego
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Onsite Mask Information and Distancing Cues

Masks recommended
The County of San Diego is following California Department of Public Health guidance that recommends everyone wear a face covering in indoor public settings, whether you've been vaccinated or not.

Masks required
Face coverings are required for everyone, whether you’ve been vaccinated or not on public transit, such buses, trains, airplanes, ferries, taxis, and ride services, and in areas that serve those, such as airports, transit stations, etc.

Unvaccinated people
If you are not fully vaccinated, you need to wear a face covering in indoor public settings. That includes hotels, restaurants, retail stores, theaters, family entertainment centers and government offices.

Visual Distancing Cues
We are respecting each other’s preferences and allowing individuals to participate at their own pace.  There are color-coded rubber wristbands available at registration to visually convey individual attendee comfort levels for interaction and contact:

  • Green: Hi-Fives and Handshakes (Still practicing frequent hand washing)
  • Yellow: Elbows Only (Still being cautious)
  • Red: No Contact (6’ apart, no exceptions)
2021 CAS Annual Meeting COVID-19 Notice and Release

By picking up my badge and event credentials for the CAS Annual Meeting, I am acknowledging that I understand the highly contagious nature of Coronavirus/COVID-19, and that current medical knowledge of the virus, including its transmissibility and risk remains uncertain, particularly considering evolving variants of the virus.  Currently, there exists no cure for the virus, and that certain medical conditions may be at high risk for the disease.

I also understand that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as many other public health authorities, continue to recommend practicing social distancing, frequent hand washing, and the wearing of masks under certain circumstances, even for persons who may have been vaccinated for the virus.

Although CAS and Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina may have in place preventative measures based on current CDC and governmental guidance in order to reduce the possible spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19 at the CAS Annual Meeting, I understand and acknowledge that neither CAS nor the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is able to guarantee that these preventative measures will prevent the transmission of the virus, infection and/or illness.

I further acknowledge and understand that CAS cannot guarantee that I will not become infected with the Coronavirus/COVID-19 while attending the CAS Annual Meeting.  Nor, given the state of current knowledge regarding the virus, is it possible to eliminate all risk of transmission and the potential health consequences of such exposure.  I also understand that the risk of becoming exposed to and/or infected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to on-site contractors, venue staff and guests, other meeting attendees, and their families, as well as members of the general public who I may come in contact with while traveling to and from, and while attending the CAS Annual Meeting.

Assumption Of Risk:  I have read and understand the above risks and warnings concerning COVID-19 and I nevertheless expressly assume all the aforementioned risks including the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19, in order to be able to attend and participate in person at the CAS Annual Meeting at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina on November 7-10, 2021.  I also understand that while alternative attendance arrangements such as virtual participation may be available, and I expressly choose to participate in person with a full understanding of the risks of doing so.  Furthermore, I understand that CAS may immediately remove or prohibit me from in person activities at the CAS Annual Meeting if I exhibit symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if I fail to comply with any safety procedures stipulated by CAS or Hotel.

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