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2022 CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM - SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Join us: Wednesday, April 27, 2022!  

We are excited to host the Emergency Management Symposium at Aria on April 27, 2022 and to see you there. All of CCM leadership and staff believe it is extremely important to be transparent in our plans to allow each member to make an informed decision based on their individual needs, concerns, and expectations. We recognize that it is impossible to develop guidelines to meet everyone's desires, which is why we are relying on CDC guidelines, state executive orders, policies of the venue, and our event partners. 

If you are at all not feeling well or believe you were recently exposed to the virus, please do not attend.  We want everyone to be able to participate, but if you have any doubts about your status, put the health and safety of others first.

Please find a list of frequently asked questions below and let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

Will CCM require all attendees and staff to wear face masks/coverings and practice social distancing during the 2022 Symposium?

Yes.  Based on guidance from our event partner DPH, we are requiring all attendees, staff, exhibitors, and guests to wear masks, except while eating or drinking.

We highly encourage all Symposium attendees to be courteous of other’s personal space and social-distancing preferences.  

Will CCM, DEMHS, and DPH require proof of Covid vaccination or a negative test result?

No.  In order to participate in the Symposium, we will not require proof of vaccination or a recent negative test result.

Will the meeting capacity be altered for safety?

As of now, the main ballroom where the education sessions will be held will be at capacity, but that is subject to change based on CDC guidelines.

Once registration is complete and we know how many attendees to expect, we will work to set the room in the best manner possible.  Every effort will be made to maximize separation, but cannot guarantee six feet of separation between tables and chairs.

Has CCM made any changes to enhance safety for Symposium attendees?

This year’s convention will include modified food service, which will allow members more freedom of choice to make dining decisions to their comfort level. Food will be served in a safe manner consistent with CDC and DPH recommendations. 

Will there be any virtual components of EMS?

For those who have attended the Emergency Management Symposium in the past, we know there is nothing like the in-person experience, which is why we have worked so hard to ensure your safety at hosting this year’s gathering. With that in mind, the event will only be available for in-person attendance. Some session recordings may be available after the Symposium.

What other safety recommendations are there?

We request that once attendees have chosen a table/seat in the ballroom (where all education sessions will be held), you maintain that seat throughout the day.  

 

Please rest assured that we fully understand that these are challenging times, and we are taking every consideration into account to plan an event that is as safe as possible. We continue to think of other possibilities and encourage you to share your input with us. Please check back here as we continue to update guidance for the 2022 CT Emergency Management Symposium based on CDC and state guidelines. We encourage everyone to consider their own situation and make their decision based on their own personal circumstances and comfort level, with any necessary guidance from their medical professionals and others.