Health measures

The health and safety of our attendees, partners, and staff remains our top priority.

LAST UPDATE: January 9, 2022

Overview of

health measures

The health and safety of our attendees, partners, and employees remains our top priority. At EMU 2022, the following health measures will be in place. All attendees are required to comply with public health measures and guidelines, and any additional measures in place at the venue. Signage and additional staffing will be in place to support health measures. Revisions will be made in accordance with guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and federal, provincial, and local requirements.

Vaccinations

All badge holders at EMU must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the PHAC & TPH at the time of the event. Fully vaccinated is currently defined by the PHAC as 2 weeks after a second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccines.

Record of COVID-19 vaccination must be provided at onsite check-in to receive your EMU badge. Acceptable records include your physical COVID-19 vaccination/immunization certificate, or a digital verification from a smartphone application. The name on your vaccination record must match your government issued ID.

Masks

Masks are required for everyone at EMU.

A mask is defined by the Government of Canada as two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric used to completely cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides of the face. Attendees may provide their own mask that complies with this guidance, medical-grade face masks or respirators, or use a mask provided by EMU. Face shields, bandannas, and masks with ventilation will not be allowed. Masks may be removed while eating and drinking.

Personal protective equipment

NYGH will make masks available for EMU attendees who need them. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the event space.

ADDITIONAL FAQS

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health measures

Yes. All badge holders at EMU will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend EMU in person this year.

Fully vaccinated is defined by Public Health Agency of Canada as 2 weeks after a second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccines. If you plan to check in on the first day of EMU badge pick-up, you need to receive your second dose in a 2-dose series, or single-dose vaccine no later than April 19, 2022.

Bring record of your COVID-19 vaccination status to onsite check-in to receive your EMU badge. Acceptable records include your physical COVID-19 vaccination/immunization card/record, or a digital verification from a smartphone application. The name on your vaccination record must match your government issued ID. 

No. Fully vaccinated is defined by Public Health Agency of Canada as 2 weeks after a second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccines.

No. We will continue to define fully vaccinated as 2 weeks after a second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines. 

Yes. We will accept record of COVID-19 vaccinations authorized or approved by the national health authority of the country where it was administered. Unless otherwise defined by your national health authority, we will consider you fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your second dose in a 2-dose series or single-dose vaccine.

 

Acceptable record of your COVID-19 vaccine includes your physical COVID-19 vaccination/immunization card/record, a photo of your COVID-19 vaccination/immunization card/record, or a digital verification from a smartphone application. The name on your vaccination record must match your government issued ID.

Yes. If receiving two doses of different COVID-19 vaccine products is authorized or approved by the national health authority of the country where they are administered, we will still consider you fully vaccinated against COVID-19 2 weeks after your second dose in the 2-dose series. 

No. A negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted as a substitution for being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

No. There will not be exceptions. Those who cannot comply with the vaccine requirement can join us virtually. Register here. 

You must be fully vaccinated to attend the in person event.  No refunds will be given to registrants who are not fully vaccinated.

Yes. Masks are required for everyone at EMU. A mask is defined by Public Health Agency of Canada as two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric used to completely cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides of the face. Attendees may provide their own mask that complies with this guidance, medical-grade face masks or respirators, or use a mask provided by EMU. Face shields, bandannas, and masks with ventilation will not be allowed. Masks may be removed while eating and drinking. 

Yes. Conference meals will be offered. We will follow all local and venue guidelines for service.

No, but we require attendees to remain stationary while they eat. Meal halls and designated eating areas are offered to provide seating to allow attendees to remain stationary while they eat.

If attendees eat outside of a meal hall or designated eating area, they must replace their masks between bites or sips.

No. Beverages can be consumed outside meal halls and designated eating areas. Attendees are required to replace their masks between sips. 

All EMU hotels are following the Toronto guidelines. For more information, contact your hotel directly. 

If you test positive for COVID-19, please follow Toronto Public Health Instructions for testing, isolation, masking, distancing, and seeking medical guidance. If a positive COVID-19 diagnosis is disclosed during EMU, we will follow all Public Health Guidelines for contact tracing.  If a participant is required to isolate within 10 days prior to EMU or during EMU and is not able to attend the in-person event,  their registration will be converted to the virtual event and the difference in fee will be refunded.

Local testing resources can be accessed via the provincial website.  Please note, to attend EMU in person, a negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted as a substitution for being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

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