The AUA will abide by and follow all CDC guidelines, as well as state, local and federal regulations. We will continue to update this page, so please check back for news and additional guidance.
AUA COVID-19 Safety Policies
In compliance with District of Columbia and AUA Summit venue requirements, the AUA will be instituting a COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Result Entry Protocol for the 5th Annual Urology Advocacy Summit.
In practice, this means all AUA Summit attendees, exhibitors, vendors, guests and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide negative test results taken 24-hours or less from the time of entry in order to gain access to the event. There is no higher priority for the AUA than delivering a safe and successful AUA Summit, and we believe this is the safest approach for the well-being of our audience.
On-site Safety Measures
We thank you in advance for adhering to all safety protocols during AUA Summit. The following measures will be in place to support a safe environment for all AUA Summit attendees, speakers, and staff:
Health and Safety
- Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill as implemented a number of safety protocols to stop the spread of COVID-19. All Hyatt hotels have undergone the GBAC STARTM cleanliness and training accreditation process through the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) and have a trained Hygiene & Wellbeing Leader or team at all locations, responsible for their hotel adhering to new operational protocols and training. For more information, visit Hyatt’s Safety First, Wellbeing Always.
- It is recommended attendees, staff and guests report any COVID-19 related symptoms or possible exposure concern to AUA staff.
- Be mindful and respectful of personal space while participating in AUA Summit activities and programs.
- The Hyatt is requiring social distancing in all public areas and meeting space. There will also be social distancing signage and floor decals displayed throughout the resort. Furniture in the lobby and other relaxation areas will be rearranged to allow for proper distancing.
- The AUA will have disposable masks available upon request.
- Face masks are required by all guests throughout the public areas of the Hotel, including lobbies, elevators, hallways and meeting/event space. Face mask regulations are dependent on the current Regulations of the District of Columbia.
Staying Safe in Washington, DC
- Anyone 12 years of age and older must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine to access indoor restaurants, bars and entertainment, recreational establishments, performance venues, or indoor meeting venues in Washington, DC. Safety policies may vary by establishment. Please visit Washington, DC Coronavirus Information for further details regarding current city-wide safety guidance and local COVID-19 resources.
- All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation.
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