Safety and Security

The American College of Toxicology (ACT) is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of all individuals attending the Annual Meeting. We continue to value the safety and security of our participants and will always prioritize these aspects at each Annual Meeting. We want to assure you that appropriate precautions have been taken to create a secure and healthy environment for everyone involved.

ACT acknowledges and recognizes the importance of creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all participants at our Annual Meeting. We are committed to addressing any concerns and ensuring that everyone feels safe, welcomed, and respected.

To enhance the risk management efforts, we have again employed the services of a professional risk management and security consulting firm. They have conducted a thorough assessment of this year's meeting location, as they do each year. Based on their recent evaluation, the venue and Orlando area have been categorized as low security risk. Our risk management firm follows industry best practices and will continue to monitor the meeting location and provide ongoing risk assessments, including onsite monitoring during the Annual Meeting.

It is essential to note that the selection of meeting locations is a process that takes place several years in advance. ACT is committed to contracting safe and suitable venues to ensure a comfortable and collegial atmosphere during our meetings. If you have any specific concerns or suggestions, please feel free to contact us directly. Your input is highly valued.

We look forward to hosting you in a safe and welcoming environment at the ACT Annual Meeting.

Proof of Vaccination

Verification of full vaccination will not be required for entry into the Annual Meeting.

ACT has continued to monitor the COVID-19 situation along with local and federal guidelines. Based on local current health mandates, ACT will not require proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test. However, the local mandates could change; therefore, we ask that individuals bring a mask and proof of vaccination. You may also want to consider bringing an at-home COVID-19 test kit with you.

ACT expects that attendees use the CDC’s self-checker website daily. Should you feel unwell or suspect you have been exposed to COVID-19, we ask that you isolate.

Before Leaving Home

  • Pack mask(s) and proof of vaccination.
  • Pack an at-home COVID-19 test kit.
  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), CDC, and your local health authority.
  • Adhere to government-issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the region you will be traveling to and the region you are traveling from.
  • Evaluate your own health and that of people you are in close contact with.
  • Stay home if you feel sick.

During the Annual Meeting

  • Follow guidance from health authorities for everyday preventative actions to help stop the spread COVID-19, including:
    • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Cover nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing; throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Disinfect personal items such as cell phones and laptops that you use often.
    • Agree to and comply with all on-site safety and sanitation procedures put in place by the venue, ACT, and health and/or government agencies at the time of the meeting.

After the Meeting

  • COVID-19 testing is available at the Orlando International Airport for those required to show proof of a negative PCR test to return home. For more information, visit the Orlando International Airport website.
  • Follow directives from the CDC if you test positive for COVID-19 after returning home.

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