COVID-19 Policy

Covid-19 Policy

The American Association for Photobiology (ASP) is invested in creating a safe, and worry free environment during the upcoming meeting in Albuquerque, NM and to that effect have put the following COVID-19 policy in place.

Vaccinations are required in order to attend the meeting. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

  • All attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination. You will be asked to show your vaccination card. A picture of the card is also acceptable but must match your corresponding form of ID.
  • Negative Covid-19 tests will NOT be accepted.
  • Masks are required at all indoor spaces, and we encourage attendees to wear KN95 or N95 masks instead of cloth masks. Speakers will be allowed to remove their mask while presenting as long as they are more than 6 feet away from others.
  • We ask that you follow best health practices and wash or sanitize often, and monitor symptoms. If you exhibit symptoms, do not attend any further events.

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Information on COVID-19 in New Mexico:

The leadership of the American Society for Photobiology is closely monitoring reported COVID-19 outbreaks, epidemiological, and pathophysiological projections, CDC guidelines, and US government travel restrictions. We are working to ensure that decisions that might impact the upcoming meeting are timely and in the best interests of our members, registrants, attendees, and their families.

ASP is working with the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town to stay on top of the situation. The hotel is following guidelines of global and local health authorities, and taking relevant health and safety measures. Click this link for the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town guidelines.

Creating a safe ASP meeting experience is our top priority. For our attendees who are unable to or prefer not to travel to the in-person part of the event, we are offering a track of virtual sessions (not the full content of the meeting) live and some recorded content. For participants attending in-person, we are preparing an in-person event experience so that all participants remain safe and comfortable. As the meeting dates approach, we are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and are reviewing updated CDC guidelines.