Health and Safety

Health & Safety at SGIM22 (updated 10/18/21)

We are closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization’s (WHO) statements regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and following guidelines from these agencies and local health departments. Check back for the most recent updates and information.

What we’re doing

Vaccination Policy

  • To keep everyone safe, we’re requiring all attendees of SGIM22 to be vaccinated. Read the full policy here.
  • More information on how SGIM will be verifying your vaccination status will be posted as registration opens.
  • As of now, we are not requiring boosters, but strongly encourage those who are eligible to get a booster shot.

Mask Policy

    Social Distance

    • Meeting room seating will be organized to keep safe distances between attendees.
    • High-traffic areas will be set to encourage flows of movement that discourage crowding and bottlenecks.

      Cleaning and Hygiene Standards

      • We are following all recommended protocols for events per CDC and WHO guidelines including providing hand sanitizer throughout the meeting space, minimizing the number of high-touch surfaces, and frequent cleaning of common areas.

      Registered Attendees Only in the Meeting Space

      While we understand that many attendees may plan to travel with their families, including young children, we will only be allowing registered attendees, staff, and exhibitors into the meeting space.

      • This means we will not be allowing any guests into the meeting space. Guests include spouses, family members, children, and any other people not specifically registered for the meeting.
      • If you plan to bring young children with you, the hotel does offer some services to assist with childcare:
      • A nursing/family room will be made available outside of the designated meeting space.

        What the venue is doing

        Mask Policy

        Cleaning Protocols

        By entering a Walt Disney World Resort, you are acknowledging the following requirements:

        • By entering Walt Disney World Resort, you are confirming that you and all persons in your party:
          • are not experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at, including:
            • Fever or chills
            • Cough
            • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
            • Fatigue
            • Muscle or body aches
            • Headache
            • New loss of taste or smell
            • Sore throat
            • Congestion or runny nose
            • Nausea or vomiting
            • Diarrhea
          • have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine
          • are not under any self-quarantine orders
        • Guests who cannot confirm all of the above criteria must not enter Walt Disney World Resort. If at any point during their visit a Guest does not meet all of the above criteria, they and their traveling party will be required to isolate and may be relocated or asked to leave the property.

        What you can do