AAAL 2023 Health & Safety Guidelines

AAAL 2023 organizers are following the safety guidelines and protocols of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State of OregonPortland, Oregon, and the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. The American Association for Applied Linguistics asks for your help to ensure the safety of all attendees at this event, which will operate consistent with CDC, state, and venue guidance and restrictions related to COVID-19. Participants will receive a logistics email one-week prior to the Conference with this and additional information.

These are our expectations for participation based on existing rules and best practices:

  • Vaccines: AAAL strongly recommends that attendees are vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of participation. The AAAL 2023 conference team will not be checking for proof during the conference. 
  • Masks: Regardless of vaccination status, masks will be optional for all indoor events.*
  • Personal Responsibility: If you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or believe you encountered someone with COVID-19, please get a test and refrain from attending any Conference events.
  • Sanitizing Stations: Will be available throughout the Marriott, especially in high traffic areas.

The above approach is consistent with current guidelines but may be subject to change. A current copy of the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront's Emergency Procedures can be found here. We are looking forward to seeing you in March 2023, and we thank you for your cooperation to enable everyone to have a healthy experience.

*AAAL 2023 is a family friendly event. If you are in one of our family friendly designated spaces (i.e., the family resting area or mother’s room) masks are strongly recommended.

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