COVID Safety & Protocols

CMAA is looking forward to welcoming attendees to Philadelphia for CMAA2021 - it has been too long since we have all seen each other.  CMAA continues to be committed to protecting public health and will follow all safety measures based on CDC, state and building requirements.  Things are rapidly changing and new guidance and protocols are being released often.  We will continue to monitor changes and will be posting updates related to the possible impact of COVID-19 on CMAA2021. 

Updated 8/11/21

Planning for changes: 

All throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, CMAA has been making the necessary adjustments to plan CMAA2021. While these safety measures have changed, sometimes quickly and frequently - our priority as always remained participant health and safety. Together, with the Philadelphia Marriott and based on current mandates from the State of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, there are currently no distancing and capacity requirements.  The City of Philadelphia is currently requiring all persons, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks while indoors. 

Knowing that attendees' comfort with meeting attendance will vary, CMAA2021 is still planning for the following:  

  • Hand sanitizing stations 
  • Varied room sets (where available) 
  • Waiver review and release required to obtain attendance

Additionally, we are in constant communication with the Philadelphia Marriott regarding food service offerings.  

The Philadelphia Marriott is in contact with Philadelphia Public Health who is monitoring the situation in coordination with the Pennsylvania Department of State Health Services, CDC, local and regional public health and healthcare agencies. 

Philadelphia Marriott cleaning and safety protocols 

Additional resources: 

Philadelphia Department of Public Health's information page 

Philadelphia Visitor Bureau Resources 


Please note: the below requirements and release will be included as part of your CMAA021 registration. 

CMAA COVID-19 Requirements and Release 

Enhanced Safety and Health Measures: 
Attendance at or participation at CMAA2021 is subject to the release below, and compliance with CMAA and the conference and event facilities’ policies and procedures to implement current CDC and applicable state’s recommendations, which includes, but are not limited to, wearing a mask, physical distancing, retreating immediately if feeling unwell or showing certain symptoms.  

I understand and assume all risks of contracting COVID-19 or other communicable disease at the Event, including risk of serious illness, injury, or death. In consideration of the opportunity to participate in the Event, on behalf of myself,  my family, heirs, and personal representatives, I hereby forever release, waive, and hold harmless and waive my right to bring suit against CMAA and its officers, directors, employees, members, volunteers, representatives, and agents  in connection with any exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 or other communicable disease, and the effects thereof, including serious illness, injury, and death, related to my participation in the Event. I understand that this Release includes waiving the right to bring a claim based in negligence, including for any and all liability, injury, damage, loss, or expense that may arise, directly or indirectly, now or in the future, in connection with my attendance in the Event. If any term of this Release is found to be illegal or unenforceable, the validity of the remaining portions shall not be affected thereby.