PCMA has adopted a “Vaccination Required” approach for the Business Forum. Therefore, all attendees must provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend the Business Forum at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes.
All registrants will be required to upload their vaccination card and government-issued ID to the VOW Digital Health app for verification.
According to CDC guidance, to be considered fully vaccinated, a person must be into one of two categories:
- 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
Out of an abundance of caution, we will deploy COVID testing protocols for attendees of the Business Forum. By doing so we aim to offer the safest possible environment where attendees are free to interact without masks outdoors at our receptions and meal functions. We will require masks only in our general session hall where our educational and thought leadership sessions take place each morning, and we will recommend that private meeting participants consider CDC guidance for mask use indoors.
In addition to our requirement that all attendees be vaccinated, attendees will be required to provide proof of a negative antigen or PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes. Tests will need to be administered by a healthcare facility. Unfortunately, over the counter home tests cannot be accepted unless they have verifiable results from a doctor’s office.
Please make an appointment or other arrangements for this test as soon as possible. If extenuating circumstances make it so that you will not be able to submit a pre-arrival test within the 72-hour window before your arrival at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Test results will be uploaded by attendees and verified in the VOW Digital Health App in the same way that attendees are verifying their vaccination. Should an attendee test positive in the 72-hour pre-arrival window, PCMA will refund both the registration fee and the hotel deposit.
Should an attendee test positive before arrival, PCMA will refund their registration fee and hotel deposit once their positive test result is uploaded into the VOW Digital Health portal.