AACC's COVID-19 Duty of Care

Last updated March 31, 2021

AACC remains fully committed to holding a rewarding 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, USA this fall. AACC’s priority is always the health and well-being of our community. Our Duty of Care is a living document that will continue to evolve, as we work closely with the Georgia World Congress Center, vendors, and hotels to create a COVID-19 safety plan for 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo attendees.

A graphic that says "2021 AACC - COVID-19 Safe" and shows people social distancing, using hand sanitizer, and wearing face masks.


  • The Georgia World Congress Center has received GBAC Star accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a division of ISSA Inc., the leading association for the cleaning industry. Accreditation is awarded to facilities that follow a high standard of cleaning, disinfection, and disease prevention and that follow proper cleaning and disinfection protocols and workplace practices.
  • AACC will be implementing a comprehensive on-site COVID-19 safety plan.


  • All event organizers, attendees, and guests will be required to wear face coverings inside and in line for any indoor public space; in any room or enclosed area where an individual is unable to distance from those outside their own households; and outside when within six feet of others.
  • Masks will be available for purchase onsite or you can bring your own mask.

On-site Medical

  • First aid staff will be located at stations in the Georgia World Congress Center and will be able to assist attendees or exhibitors as needed.

Hand Sanitizer

  • Contactless hand sanitizing stations will be present throughout the building for use by all individuals.

Name Badges

  • Name badges will be mailed ahead of arrival to Atlanta All Access (in-person full conference) and Expo Only (in-person) attendees to limit on-site queuing.

Social Distancing

  • Signage and floor decals will be used to encourage social distancing in common areas.
  • Plexiglass separations will be placed at registration stations, points of sale locations, concession areas, etc.
  • Educational session start/end times will be staggered to encourage a reduced number of attendees in common areas.

Personal Accountability Commitment

  • By attending our 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta, GA, you agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to health and safety while attending the event. This includes, but is not limited to temperature checks, wearing a mask at all times in public areas, engaging in appropriate physical distancing, and not attending the event if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
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AACC’s COVID-19 Duty of Care

The health and well-being of our community is a top priority. Check out the health and safety plans and preparations for the meeting.