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SCCM Event Information

Need-to-know information about SCCM events, including information about COVID-19 policies

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COVID-19 Information and Acknowledgement 

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) adheres to the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local governments, based on the level of community spread where an event is located.

Check the CDC COVID-19 Community Level

SCCM may implement other safety measures, such as masks, testing requirements, and social distancing. This guidance is subject to change at any time. SCCM will update this information as needed.

Find guidance about specific SCCM events below. It is important to check event-specific guidance before you leave your home to attend an SCCM event.

Most SCCM events:
  • Require that all participants be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the CDC
  • Strongly recommend that participants take a rapid antigen test within 24 hours before leaving your home to travel to the event
  • Require daily COVID-19 rapid antigen testing. SCCM provides free rapid tests to participants upon check-in if booked within the hotel block. Additional tests can be requested for any participant.
  • Strongly recommend or require masking
  • Require completing the required tasks in the Tested.Me app. Required tasks are tailored to each specific event.

At any SCCM event, self-isolate and contact SCCM Staff at health@sccm.org immediately if you:
  • Produce a positive COVID-19 test result
  • Begin to experience signs and symptoms of illness (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, fatigue, loss of smell or taste)
  • Do not meet the requirements when using the Tested.Me app

Event-Specific Guidance

  • Require that all participants be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the CDC
  • Strongly recommend that participants take a rapid antigen test within 24 hours before leaving your home to travel to the event
  • Require daily COVID-19 rapid antigen testing. SCCM provides free rapid tests to participants upon check-in if booked within the hotel block. Additional tests can be requested for any participant.
  • Require masking
  • Require completing the required tasks in the Tested.Me app
  • Require that all participants be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the CDC
  • Strongly recommend that participants take a rapid antigen test within 24 hours before leaving your home to travel to the event
  • Require daily COVID-19 rapid antigen testing. SCCM provides free rapid tests to participants upon check-in if booked within the hotel block. Additional tests can be requested for any participant.
  • Requires masking
  • Require completing the required tasks in the Tested.Me app
COVID-19 safety and mitigation strategies are determined and enforced by the hosted site.
  • Require that all participants be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the CDC.
  • Strongly recommend that participants take a rapid antigen test within 24 hours before leaving your home to travel to the event.
  • Require daily COVID-19 rapid antigen testing. SCCM provides free rapid tests to participants upon check-in if booked within the hotel block. Additional tests can be requested for any participant.
  • Require masking
  • Require completing the required tasks in the Tested.Me app

Download the tested.me App

SCCM uses the tested.me app to assess a participant’s eligibility to attend an in-person event. This tool is GDPR and HIPAA compliant. Protected health information is not shared with SCCM.

  • Download the tested.me app prior to attending any SCCM event.
  • Add the SCCM Event to the app (see visual aid and directions).
  • Upload a copy of your vaccination card.
  • Upload a copy of your daily antigen test results.
  • Attest that you comply with the event’s health and safety guidelines.

Learn More About the tested.me App.
 

Acknowledgement of Risk


SCCM has put in place preventative measures to reduce the possibility of the spread of COVID-19. However, SCCM cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become exposed or infected with COVID-19 in relation to their participation in the event. If you participate in an in-person SCCM event, you acknowledge that you understand and assume this risk.


Additional Safety Measures

Hand sanitizer dispensers will be readily available at SCCM events. If the event includes skill stations, everyone must use hand sanitizer at the start of each skill station.

Participants, faculty, staff members, models, and vendors will be reminded frequently to take the necessary precautions to prevent transmission. They will be instructed to depart the group setting if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

Duty to Self-Monitor

Participants at any SCCM event agree to self-monitor for any signs and symptoms of illness (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, fatigue, loss of smell or taste).

If you suspect you may have an infectious disease of any type, stay in or go immediately to your hotel room and then contact SCCM at health@sccm.org. SCCM will assist you with any next steps, including recommended testing or plans to return home.

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 within fourteen (14) days after attending an SCCM in-person event, report this to SCCM at health@sccm.org.