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ONS Congress COVID-19 Health & Safety

Your Health and Safety Is Our Top Priority

*Please check this page regularly for health and safety updates.  Last update 11/19/2021 

The health and safety of ONS Congress® attendees, exhibitors, and staff remains our top priority as we return to in-person events. We are making preparations to hold ONS Congress to ensure the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness, and operational effectiveness for all participants. 

 

ONS Congress Protocol

Oncology Nursing Society requires that any person attending ONS Congress (whether as an attendee or on behalf of an exhibitor, sponsor, or service provider, or otherwise) follow all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, the rules and policies of the Anaheim Convention Center, as well as all guidance and recommendations from applicable public health authorities, which includes but is not limited to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization, and the Califorina Department of Public Health and Orange County Health Care Agency.

Currently, California requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours for meetings with 1000+ people.  More information will be forthcoming about this requirement because at this time, individuals cannot self-attest as to vaccination status or negative test results. 


ONS intends to follow all applicable laws, regulations, directives, and orders of government authorities regarding COVID-19, guidance, and recommendations from health authorities, including but not limited to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health (DOH), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as requirements from all sites and facilities where ONS Congress 2022 activities will take place, including the Anaheim Convention Center. Entry requirements may be imposed in connection with ONS Congress 2022, including but not limited to face masks, social distancing, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative COVID-19 test result, temperature screening, symptom/exposure questionnaire, and such other measures as may be advisable or required.

You agree to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, directives, and orders of government authorities regarding COVID-19, guidance, and recommendations from health authorities, including but not limited to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health (DOH), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as requirements from all sites and facilities where ONS Congress will take place. You agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. You acknowledge that your attendance at, participation in, and entry to some or all the ONS Congress and associated activities may be contingent on my compliance with certain COVID-19 protocols then in effect, including but not limited to face masks, social distancing, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative COVID-19 test result, temperature screening, symptom/exposure questionnaire, and such other measures as may be advisable or required. You acknowledge that these requirements may change from time to time based on the evolving nature of COVID-19. ONS will not be responsible or liable (and you will not receive a refund of any fees) if you are prevented or denied from attending, participating, or entering ONS Congress, in whole or in part, or any associated activities due to your failure to comply with the applicable requirements.

CDC Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a checklist of considerations for travelers when making the decision to travel away from their home communities.  When you travel, please follow the standard protocols that have been implemented to prevent the spread of the coronavirus: 

  • Clean your hands often. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. 
  • Keep six feet distance from others. 
  • Wear a face covering in public. 
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. 

For the latest guidance, visit the CDC website for guidance on travel within the United States

Air Travel

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.   

Hotel Stays

The Anaheim Marriott website shares their safety measures, including  COVID-19 updates and what to expect at Anaheim Marriott, Customers should review government travel guidance to confirm eligibility and requirements for travel. See travelguidance.marriott.com

Hilton Anaheim has implemented the Clean Stay program to ensure another level of health and safety protocols for guest rooms, housekeeping, public areas, food and beverage and amenities. Anaheim Marriott  

Health and safety measures implemented by Oncology Nursing Society prior to the event are subject to change. Any violations of the ONS Congress COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy may result in prohibiting entry to event or removal from the event.