The health and safety of our community, staff, and event attendees is TAM's highest priority. As we continue to monitor guidance related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other organizations, we are committed to taking appropriate precautions to provide a safe environment that does not place our staff or event attendees at undue risk.

As a precautionary measure, TAM is actively working with the conference venue (the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club) to increase sanitization practices and healthy habits for all events. For more information on best practices for prevention, please visit the CDC coronavirus (COVID-19) web page.

At this time, TAM announces the following safety measures in effect for our September 21-23, 2021 Annual Conference – these measures may be updated based on changing conditions, and TAM will notify all participants accordingly:

  • TAM strongly recommends that attendees wear masks indoors - regardless of vaccination status - in accordance with current CDC guidelines. At this time, local guidelines do not require the wearing of masks indoors, but TAM joins all public health entities in recognizing that mask-wearing is effective in reducing exposure and risk.
    We strongly recommend and encourage mask-wearing indoors at the Conference.
  • There are no limitations on the number of conference attendees or booth staff, but ONLY registered participants (attendees, exhibitors, registered guests, speakers/moderators) will be allowed past the registration desk in the Beach Club.
  • Daily health screenings will NOT be required, however we ask all participants to self-monitor for the symptoms of COVID-19 listed on the CDC website, including a fever of 100.4 or higher, flu-like symptoms, new loss of taste and/or smell, and we ask that participants exercise extreme caution by not participating in the conference or interacting with conference guests if experiencing any potential symptoms.
  • Social distancing in all areas of the venue is encouraged and recommended – room and space layouts will be optimized to facilitate distancing.
  • Diligent hand hygiene is strongly recommended – hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the venue and personal bottles of hand sanitizer will be available to all attendees.
  • Visible safety signage and social distancing reminders will be posted throughout the building.
  • Refunds of conference registration fees will be granted in full if an attendee chooses to cancel their registration due to possible exposure prior to the event or potential symptoms prior to or at the event.

Given the evolving nature of COVID-19, TAM will continue to closely monitor developments. In addition to safeguarding the health and safety of our event attendees and employees, we remain committed to providing clear and timely communications leading up to and at our events. Should we receive information from the CDC that would prompt us to make adjustments to our event schedule, we will immediately notify all impacted parties via email and post regular updates on our website.

Contact Executive Director John Duklewski with any questions.