COVID Statement and Duty of Care

The Electronic Materials Conference is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all 2022 EMC participants. We are working with the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University on implementing preventive measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our decisions and preventive measures will be guided by the requirements and recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and federal, state and local health authorities.

We will continue to monitor the health and safety guidelines at The Ohio State University.

Preventive measures are evolving and will be continuously updated as the meeting draws near. We know that mandates will almost certainly change again by the time we convene in June. Our team will continue evaluating a variety of protocols to enhance our guidelines, which may include some or all of the following:

  • Proof of negative COVID-19 test (note: please monitor the CDC order requiring negative test results for travelers arriving in the United States)
  • Enhanced sanitization of meeting and exhibit spaces
  • Social distancing
  • Proof of vaccination

At the current time, we are planning for masks optional, but respectfully requesting that attendees wear them while in the technical session rooms.

The responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment (Duty of Care) is shared by every participant. All 2022 EMC Meeting participants are expected to adhere to and abide by health and safety precautions implemented for the meeting as well as other government and facility regulations.  As part of your Duty of Care responsibilities, you should not attend the 2022 EMC Meeting if you:

  • Are not fully vaccinated (two weeks after the last required shot per CDC guidance)
  • Are experiencing, or within the 10 days prior, have experienced signs and symptoms of COVID-19
  • Believe that you may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19
  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by the health care team responsible for your treatment

Please note that by checking the MRS Policies box during the registration process, you agree to adhere to the precautions and policies contained herein and acknowledge and understand that you are knowingly and freely assuming all risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, by attending this event. You understand that refusal to adhere to these policies and abide by these precautions may result in immediate removal from the event and cancellation of the registration, without receiving a refund.

All policies, including those contained herein, are subject to change.

Conference Support

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