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FICP is watching the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance carefully in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, and realigning our health and safety measures on an ongoing basis.
As an association of meetings professionals and hospitality partners, FICP’s responsibility is to share best practices as well as lead by example by supporting the return of in-person events and our hospitality partners that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Therefore, to safely reconvene in person and in accordance with the latest New York City executive order*, the following requirements are being put in place.
For public health and safety reasons, everyone attending the 2022 FICP Winter Symposium will agree to comply with all health, safety and distancing guidelines and must provide proof that they have completed the vaccination for COVID-19 no later than two weeks prior to arrival, according to the protocols recommended by the CDC and other medical professionals. View all health and safety FAQs.
While exceptions for religious reasons are not allowed by New York City’s executive order, the association will consider requests for reasonable accommodations from attendees who need an exemption due to a disability, provided that such accommodation would not cause a direct threat to other attendees or employees. Requests for exemptions based on disability must be submitted by January 10, 2022 to email@example.com. Requests for exemptions based on religious reasons will not be approved.
Attendees who are granted an exemption based on disability will be required to provide negative PCR test results taken within 72 hours prior to arriving at the event.
These rules apply to all in-person meeting professionals, hospitality partners, sponsors, speakers and FICP staff. The process for submitting proof of vaccination will be shared in the coming weeks.
All attendees will be required to wear a mask during all indoor functions.
In accordance with CDC guidelines, we strongly encourage attendees to get a booster, if eligible, before arriving in New York City to maximize your protection. We also encourage attendees to have a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival, as an extra safeguard and measure of comfort for all attendees.
While we are constantly updating our health and safety protocols, know that FICP is committed to holding the 2022 Winter Symposium in person and continues to work with the New York Marriott Marquis to ensure the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness and operational effectiveness for all participants. We can't wait to see you in New York City!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated its travel recommendations for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.
For the latest guidance, visit the CDC website for guidance on travel within the United States.
Your airline is the best source for personal safety protocols at the gate and on the airplane. Be sure to visit your airline website the week you are traveling and sign up for notifications related to your trip. The John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport websites have a Coronavirus Information page that is updated with information about what they are doing and what travelers should expect when arriving and departing from either airport.
Both airports have obtained the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR™ accrediting rating which means they are implementing the industry’s highest standards for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention.
Be sure to check your state's travel restrictions when planning to attend this event.
New York Marriott Marquis has implemented a variety of protocols and elevated practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and kept up with high standards of cleanliness and a commitment to providing excellent service. Learn more about how Marriott is taking care of you.
*The executive order issued by the Mayor regarding vaccination requirements in New York City states that all customers, employees and vendors are required to be vaccinated for all indoor dining at restaurants, bars, catering/event and fitness facilities and any other indoor sit-down dining options. This mandate includes hotel event space.