ALM is pleased to welcome our professional communities back to in-person events!
Our top priority remains the health and safety of our attendees, sponsors, speakers, and staff. By adhering to Covid-19 safety guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, we believe that we, along with our venue partners, can create a safe, welcoming environment for our communities to share the experiences they rely on ALM to provide. Failure to comply with all Covid-19 safety protocols will result in immediate removal from the event.
Updated COVID-19 Protocols
We want to assure you that we are committed to providing a safe environment for all. In light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases globally, we are requiring all registered attendees, speakers, sponsors and staff to provide proof of vaccination on arrival to Mandarin Oriental, New York Hotel to participate in the conference. Click here for more information on how to upload your vaccination card or testing details.
We made this decision to ensure that all attendees can enjoy their event experience as safely as possible. In addition, please note:
- We will adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local health authorities and The Westin Bonaventure Hotel. We will share any special protocols at our event with you as the date approaches.
- In accordance with local guidelines, masks are currently required for all guests and employees in public spaces, regardless of vaccination status. We are adjusting our plans to take into consideration traffic flows to minimize lines at registration, and provide safe spaces for networking and learning.
- We ask anyone who is feeling ill or showing any symptoms of COVID-19 to remain home. If you have had contact with or been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to the event, we ask that you remain home. If you are unable to participate in the APARTMENTS FALL Conference for a COVID-19 related reason, please let us know immediately and we will work with you on your registration.
Thank you for helping us create a safe and successful experience for all. We appreciate your continued support during these unprecedented times and look forward to seeing you soon.
Personal Protective Equipment
All participants are required to wear a face mask at all times upon entering the event venue. Masks may be removed if participants are seated while eating or drinking. Additionally, event and venue staff may wear gloves or other items of personal protective equipment if appropriate. Masks are available at Event Registration upon request.
Social Density and Social Distancing
ALM is constantly working with its venue partners to monitor and maintain the required level of social density (number of participants in a designated event space) as established by local health authorities. Wherever possible ALM will encourage staggered registration and check-in and minimize the number of potential lines. In instances where a line is anticipated, safe social distancing will be specified by signage and/or graphic floor indicators.
ALM will also modify its use of event spaces to ensure safe social distancing. This includes adjusting event floor plans to include one-way traffic flows as specified by signage and graphic floor indicators and increasing the distance between booths, tables and chairs. During meals and celebratory dinners, ALM will reduce the number of participants seated at each table.
Participants should avoid physical contact, such as handshakes and embraces, with anyone outside of his/her/their own household. ALM also requests that participants refrain from exchanging printed materials, such as business cards and sales materials. ALM encourages the use of digital alternatives, which will be available on the event website one week prior to the event.
All of ALM’s venue partners maintain the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness, which includes heightened sanitization of all spaces before and during each event with particular emphasis on high-touch surfaces such as door handles, restrooms, counters, and tables. During breaks, meeting rooms will be cleaned and refreshed. Wherever possible, we ask participants to retain the same seat throughout the day.
ALM and its venue partners will provide hand sanitizing stations at key locations throughout the event space. Further, all participants are encouraged to frequently wash and disinfect their hands.
Food and Beverage Distribution
ALM’s venue partners employ the highest standard of food safety. Wherever possible, ALM will minimize self-service buffets in favor of pre-plated meals, staffed stations, or pre-packaged food options.
Covid-19 safety protocols will be updated as new information becomes available and local restrictions are amended.