2022 CSMFO Annual Conference

COVID Information

CSMFO will be closely monitoring Center for Disease Control (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and local county guidelines as they pertain to in-person events. CSMFO will be communicating possible attendance requirements regularly as we move closer to the event with registered attendees. CSMFO will enforce any federal, state and local guidelines onsite as they pertain to mask wearing, proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test and social distancing.

Attendees who do not comply with requirements in place at the time of the conference, will not be allowed admittance. CSMFO also reserves the right to implement health and safety precautions in addition to any official guidelines deemed necessary by the CSMFO Board of Directors that are in the best interest of the attendees. CSMFO is committed to making compliance as easy as possible for attendees via the registration process both on-line and on-site.

To ensure the safety of our participants and in compliance with California Department of Public Health requirements for large events, all participants must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result taken within 72 hours before the event starts on Tuesday, February 15th.

To streamline the process for onsite registration, CSMFO will be utilizing online services to assist with COVID-19 prevention.  Attendees must provide verification of vaccination or negative test result either prior to the conference or onsite.

Protocols currently in effect:
All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors must:
i.    Provide proof of full vaccination (per CDC definition, attendees must be two weeks past the date of their final vaccination to qualify as being fully vaccinated).

ii.    Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the event start date of February 15th (please do not complete online verification until negative test result is available).

Additional information to provide documentation will be made available to you as we approach the event.

Assumption of Risk Agreement

Please review the below agreement.  During registration you will be required to confirm approval.

CSMFO encourages and requests all guests who attend the CSMFO Conference (“CSMFO Conf”) to follow the most current guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) for best practices to avoid influenza and respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19. The CDC’s COVID-19 homepage, with links to guidelines, can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.  I understand that the President of the United States, the State of California, and San Diego County have declared emergencies at various times related to COVID-19. I further understand that COVID-19 is an extremely contagious respiratory illness and is believed to be spread by person-to-person contact as well as through the air and surface contact. I understand that if I am not comfortable or cannot agree to execute this Waiver/Release then I may not participate in the CSMFO Conf.

I hereby acknowledge and assume the risk of becoming infected by COVID-19 by being at the CSMFO Conf. I understand that possible exposure to COVID-19 may result in the following: a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, extended quarantine/self-isolation, additional tests, hospitalization (including possible medical therapy, Intensive Care treatment, need for intubation/ventilator support, short-term or long-term intubation, and other potential complications), emotional distress, loss of my employment and the risk of death. In addition, I may need additional care that may require me to go to an emergency room or a hospital. Further still, I acknowledge and assume all economic risks including, but not limited to paying for medical bills, the risk that I may lose income or be incapable of fulfilling my job responsibilities should I become infected.  I also hereby acknowledge and assume the risk that if I am infected with COVID-19, there is a chance that I could transfer and/or infect others with this virus.

I hereby agree to defend and indemnify CSMFO and its past, present and future agents and successors from all legal responsibilities or liabilities related to any claims that I, or anyone I infect, may allege against CSMFO related to allegedly contracting COVID-19 at the CSMFO Conf. I also understand and accept that there is inherent risk from a failure of other participants not following proper COVID-19 protocols, such as maintaining proper social distancing and hygiene measures, and that the COVID-19 precautionary measures being employed by CSMFO as designed and implemented in accordance with applicable regulations may be insufficient to prevent the transmission or contraction of COVID-19 and suffering any related injuries. I further agree that I will not attend the CSMFO Conf if I experience symptoms of fever, fatigue, difficulty in breathing, or dry cough or exhibiting any other symptoms relating to COVID-19 or similar virus at any time during the 14 days immediately prior to the commencement date of the CSMFO Conf. I will not attend the CSMFO Conf in person if I, or any member(s) of my household, is diagnosed to be infected with COVID-19 or similar virus at any time during the 14 days immediately prior to the commencement date of the CSMFO Conf.