For those of you planning to attend the conference in person, there are a number of key areas of information for pandemic-related safety measures and protocol. All information will be updated regularly to ensure it is in line with standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While at Conference at the University of Georgia / in Athens, Georgia
On Campus / University of Georgia — The University System of Georgia encourages everyone—whether vaccinated or not—to wear a face covering while inside campus facilities. However, face coverings and social distancing are not required.
Athens, Georgia / Downtown Area — As of March 1, due to the case rate below 50, masks are optional for downtown businesses and facilities based on CDC guidance. However, if they so choose, restaurants, stores, and other area businesses have the option to require masks upon entrance into their venue. Masks continue to be required on Transit buses as per federal regulations. Proof of vaccination or negative covid tests are not required.
Travel to/from Another Country — You will likely face more checks (airport screenings) and rules (costs involved for testing/travel/airlines insurance). These things change often. Therefore, conference participants should rely on the information provided by their respective health/consular services. We encourage personal responsibility in making these decisions because AFHVS/ASFS and the University of Georgia are not liable for travel emergencies.