HEALTH & SAFETY

Note: This page will be updated should any national, state or local guidelines change that impact the conference. Please watch this page for updates as they are announced.

RCA prioritizes the health and safety of our community and attendees, and we are committed to providing a healthy meeting environment and experience at the RCA Conference, taking place in Atlanta, March 23-25, 2022.

Throughout the planning of the RCA Conference, RCA will follow best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as abide by the legal mandates and recommendations from State of Georgia, the City of Atlanta and County of Fulton. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. Together, we can enjoy a safe and productive event for all of our participants.

*This page was last updated March 8, 2022.


On February 25, 2022, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced the City’s indoor mask mandate has been lifted. The mandate still remains in effect for public transportation, airports and air travel as well as medical settings and long-term care facilities. The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart has the following guidelines in place:

  • Masks are optional, but not required for fully vaccinated individuals while visiting our Atlanta facility.
  • Masks should continue to be worn by unvaccinated individuals.
  • Hand sanitization stations will be located throughout the facility. 
  • Everyone is encouraged to wash hands thoroughly with soap for at least 20 seconds approximately once per hour, and after using the restroom, coughing, sneezing, touching the face, blowing the nose, cleaning, smoking, eating, or drinking. The use of hand sanitizer is advised when washing is not practical. 
  • If you have been exposed to COVID, please follow CDC guidelines for quarantine and testing prior to attending. 

Vaccination

Vaccination against COVID-19 is recommended for event attendees.

The most effective way to ensure the safety of all attendees is for them to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. By Georgia policy, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or other vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen).

See GDPH Guidance for fully vaccinated persons for additional information.

Food Sampling 

Sampling will be permitted throughout the RCA Conference. If you are unvaccinated,  lower your mask while sampling and return it to your face once finished. Please use hand sanitizer when possible prior and after sampling.

If You Feel Ill During the Event

All attendees agree that they will not attend any RCA Conference events if they feel ill at any time during the event.  Attendees that feel ill with any flu-like symptoms agree that  they will self-isolate in their hotel room and contact a local health provider for assistance. RCA and the hotel will have information on local COVID-19 capable health providers during the event.

Local COVID-19 Testing

Resources near the hotel will be identified for attendees to obtain a rapid test for those who experience symptoms on-site and/or for anyone who must show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test in order to board their return flight. RCA will not be providing or administering COVID-19 test kits.

Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 616-1000 (Main)
(404) 616-1000 (Appointments)

  • Pharmacies:

CVS Pharmacy
235 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 577-4054
Hours: 9am- 7pm

Walgreens Pharmacy
25 Peachtree St SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 260-1038
Hours: 9am- 7pm

Additional Information

For more information regarding health and safety measures, please visit the following pages: