Commitment to Care

Last Update: 5/22/23

As AMS plans for the Summer Policy Colloquium, we continue to monitor and keep track of the ongoing Covid situation. We are prioritizing the safety of presenters, attendees, program chairs, staff, and any volunteers who plan to attend in-person.

We are closely monitoring news and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local health agencies regarding travel and events.

We recommend that you check back here on any recommendations and guidance for our in-person event. This Commitment to Care will be adjusted as needed due to any updates and news regarding the impact of COVID-19, CDC guidance or emergence of new variants.

Health and Safety Policy

All attendees (presenters, program chairs, session chairs, volunteers, attendees, guests, press, AMS staff) will be required to agree to the AMS Meeting Health and Safety Policy and Waiver, before completing their registration. Any attendee who is not able to adhere to the in-person guidelines set forth in that Policy and Waiver will not be able to attend the meeting.


It is our expectation that all in-person attendees at this meeting are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations as defined by the CDC.


Masks are optional at this meeting.

Symptoms and Health Survey

In-person attendees who feel ill or experience any symptoms of COVID-19 before or during the meeting should not enter the AMS Meeting until the symptoms have resolved.


While we do not require that participants submit a negative COVID-19 test result in order to attend this meeting, all travelers should follow recommendations set for by the CDC for domestic and international travel as well as check requirements set forth by their travel providers (planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation).