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Health & Safety

Updated as of February 22, 2022

Please note that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists anywhere other people are present. Any person who chooses to travel to and/or participate in this conference assumes all risks arising from that decision, including but not limited to infection from other vaccinated or unvaccinated participants, hotel guests, or other persons. All attendees must agree to comply with all safety procedures established by ASCE/EMI as well as any other protocols put in place by the host sites, travel facilities, or any other applicable authorities.

ASCE requires that all conference attendees provide documented proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to arrival.  Instructions on how to upload your documentation are below.  Failure to submit documentation will result in denied entrance to the conference.

We are excited to be holding the upcoming Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2022 in-person this May and June in Baltimore, Maryland. We are also sensitive to the changing environment with respect to COVID-19 and are dedicated to hosting an event that has the best interests of our guests front of mind. ASCE is committed to holding an event where everyone feels safe. To accomplish this, we have updated our Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2022 attendee policy concerning COVID-19, which can be found below.

Keeping You Safe

  • Please stay with us for up-to-the-minute information on Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2022. Registration for the EMI Conference is now open, and we look forward to seeing you there. You can review Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering COVID-19 protocols and practices for more information.
  • To mitigate the risk of spread, all participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-191
  • Per JHU guidelines, a negative COVID test is required from all participants before arriving to the conference.  Either a rapid antigen test for fully vaccinated participants (at home test kits are acceptable, taken not more than 24 hours before arrival) or a PCR test (not more than 72 hours before arrival) is acceptable.  Participants who test positive for COVID should not travel and should notify the organizers accordingly.  
  • Testing will be required during the conference for asymptomatic participants who are not fully vaccinated.  Self-administered rapid antigen testing will be available.
  • Participants who test positive will be required to leave campus immediately.
  • ASCE will be partnering with third-party vendor to validate that each participant has filed the appropriate documentation to attend.
  • Johns Hopkins University masking requirements are provided here.  If JHU does not have masking requirements in place at the time of the conference, in accordance with CDC Masking Guidelines, as of February 25, 2022, ASCE masking guidance is as follows:
    • In areas with "low" Covid-19 community levels, there is no recommendation for mask wearing. 
    • In areas with "medium" levels, CDC advises talking with your doctor about wearing a mask if you're at increased risk for Covid-19.
    • In areas with "high" levels, the CDC advises wearing a mask in public indoor settings, including schools.

1 To be considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you must have cleared the two-week waiting period after receiving your second dose of a two-dose vaccine (or two weeks after receiving a one-shot vaccine). This means you will need to have your last vaccine administered no later than May 17, 2022.  Per Johns Hopkins guidelines, those that are eligible for a booster must also have received a booster, see here for more information.

If you're an international attendee, complete the International Verification Form.

CLEAR Health Pass

As part of the entry requirements to EMI Conference 2022 all attendees must provide proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 PCR test (within 72 hours) by using the CLEAR app (instructions to download and enroll below). If you were vaccinated outside of the United States, or if you do not wish to use the CLEAR Health Pass app, please verify your vaccination status using the ASCE COVID-19 Policy Verification Form.

  • EMI Conference has partnered with CLEAR Health Pass to provide proof of COVID-related health insights for a seamless experience. To get started, download the CLEAR app and enroll.
  • For the most efficient entry possible, all attendees, guests, and committee meeting attendees must sign up for CLEAR and complete their health screening before arriving.
  • Trust and transparency are CLEAR's top priority, and with Health Pass, users are always in control of their health information. Personal information is only used to deliver a frictionless and secure experience with CLEAR and EMI Conference. You can read more details about this in CLEAR's Privacy Policy here and Terms & Conditions here.
  • If you have any questions about enrolling in CLEAR, please reach out to [email protected] or tap "Get in Touch" in the app for assistance or review the CLEAR FAQs.
  • Full instructions on how to complete your Health Pass is below. You will need a photo id and vaccination card or negative COVID-19 test results.

EMI Clear Health Pass QR Code

  1. Download the CLEAR app and tap the white Health Pass tile
  2. Select ‘Have a code’ and enter the code EMICONF22 if prompted, otherwise proceed to enrollment
  3. Easily enroll or verify your identity with a quick selfie and a picture id
  4. Follow the prompts to verify your vaccination status or negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours)
  5. Before you arrive at the EMI Conference Registration desk, reopen the Health Pass tile and produce your pass. Green is good to go! Be ready to show for seamless arrival.

ASCE COVID-19 Policy

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists anywhere other people are present. Any person who chooses to travel to and/or participate in this conference assumes all risks arising from that decision, including but not limited to infection from other vaccinated or unvaccinated participants, hotel guests, or other persons. ASCE is committed to holding an event where everyone feels safe. To accomplish this, we have updated our EMI Conference 2022 attendee policy concerning COVID-19.

All attendees must agree to comply with all safety procedures established by ASCE as well as any other protocols put in place by the host sites, travel facilities, or any other applicable authorities. View the ASCE COVID-19 attendee policy.

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