ASMB Commitment to Safety

We look forward to welcoming attendees to St. Louis for the ASMB in-person Biennial Meeting September 12-15, 2021. The health and safety of attendees, presenters, exhibitors, staff, and the local community is a priority for the society.  ASMB will encourage socially distanced seating during the meeting sessions and at group events. Vaccination and mask wearing are required as detailed below.

ASMB 2021 Vaccination Requirement

With rising Covid-19 Delta variant transmission rates and to ensure the safest possible in-person ASMB 2021 gathering, full COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend the ASMB Meeting. No documentation will be requested; attendees are expected to adhere to a vaccination status honor code. Unvaccinated individuals should participate by attending the virtual version of the meeting, which includes all plenary sessions, award talks, and poster presentations.

ASMB 2021 Mask Requirement

With rising Covid-19 Delta variant transmission rates and to ensure the safest possible in-person gathering, masks will be required for the in-person events in St. Louis, except in the following limited circumstances:  

1. When actively eating or drinking

2. When presenting at a lecture or on a panel

3. When seated in a meeting of 20 or fewer people and socially distanced.

Masks will be required at all times in the poster lobby areas. Any person who does not adhere to the mask policy will be asked to leave. ASMB and the Hyatt registration area both offer complimentary masks, if you should need one.

St. Louis and Hyatt Policy

St. Louis currently requires masks to be worn in indoor public spaces. Read more about the local policy here.

At the Hyatt

*Face Masks are required in the Public Areas of the Hotel for everyone.  Hotel Staff are required to wear masks (and gloves for food service).

*Four people to an elevator.

*Limited Capacity in the Stay-Fit Gym

*Hand Sanitizer, Sanitizing Wipes and Signage throughout the Hotel and on Buffets and Beverage Stations.

*Doors to meeting space to remain open (when possible) to reduce contact points.

*Daily Housekeeping (in Guest Room) is by request only.

*All Cleaning Products are EPA approved – frequency of sanitation in meeting spaces, public space and restrooms has been increased.

*Rooms are held 48 hours after a Guest departs before cleaned and resold.  Our guest rooms have individual systems and filtration. There is no cross ventilation between guest rooms.

*Air dampers are open to increase fresh outside air exchange within the building.

More on the company-wide policy can be found here Hyatt hotel policy.

Helpful Links

World Health Organization
The World Health Organization is dedicated to the well-being of all people and guided by science. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the United States health protection agency.
Provides resources for finding a COVID-19 vaccine near you.