Covid Information



2022 ARSO Health and Safety Hub

The health and safety of our conference attendees are our top priority. The 2022 ARSO conference Organizing Committee remains vigilant in monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.

ARSO is planned as a hybrid format with both onsite and virtual options.  We look forward to you joining us in Long Beach, CA.  If you don’t feel comfortable participating in large gatherings, if your organization has travel restrictions, or if you are unable to be vaccinated, we encourage you to join us virtually.

In-person attendance is limited to those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. More information will be forthcoming on the process for relaying proof of vaccination status.  Full vaccination means that the day of your entry to ARSO must be at least 14 days after your final dose of a U.S. FDA approved or WHO authorized vaccine.

ARSO will be following all local guidelines and adhering to venue-specific standards in order to host the event safely and effectively.

Traveling to the United States Guidelines

Please use the following two links to stay up to date on US travel COVID-19 requirements.

Travel State Gov. Guidelines

CDC’s US Travel Guidelines

Health & Safety Guidelines


  • All participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in order to attend ARSO in Long Beach, CA.
  • All participants must wear an approved face covering at all times while inside the venue and while attending ARSO. Face coverings may be removed when actively eating, drinking, or giving a presentation during a session.
  • Attendees will be advised and encouraged to practice proper distancing based on current state and local guidelines.
  • The event layout will be designed for traffic management and distancing as required.
  • Individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the prior 14 days are encouraged to attend virtually.

Increased Sanitization and Hygiene


  • Hand sanitizing products will be made available throughout the event space
  • Sanitizing wipes will be provided in every room for speaker use at the podium
  • Audio-visual equipment such as keyboards, laser pointer, and mics will be wiped down with sanitizer wipes between each session and at regular intervals throughout the day

What You Can Do to Help Onsite


  • Follow the World Health Organization’s (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines to prevent the spread of infectious diseases at the event
  • Discourage physical greetings like handshakes, high fives, fist or elbow bumps, and hugs
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Maintain social distancing between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • If you have fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Cancellation Policy

We encourage you to register for in-person attendance only after you have received travel authorization from your sponsor. Once you register, the conference anticipates your participation and incurs financial liabilities for your participation. If a change in your sponsoring organization’s travel policy necessitates cancellation after you have registered and paid, standard conference cancellation policies will apply.