COVID-19 Protocol

COVID-19 Protocol

The PLA board of directors and staff prioritize the health and safety of PLA 2022 participants, including all attendees, exhibitors, speakers, volunteers and their registered guests. In order to attend PLA 2022 in St. Louis, MO, all participants will be required to agree to the PLA COVID-19 Waiver of Liability and provide either proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 72 hours prior to arrival onsite.

PLA will continue to work closely with the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch and event vendors to evaluate and refine protocols as local, state, federal and Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) recommendations and regulations evolve.

PLA COVID-19 Waiver of Liability

All PLA 2022 attendees (including participants, exhibitors, volunteers, speakers, and their guests participating in PLA 2022) are required to agree to this PLA COVID-19 Waiver of Liability when registering online. 

Attendee acknowledges the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assumes the risk of exposure or infection by attending PLA 2022. Exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, disability, and/or death to attendee. Attendee understands that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of others who may attend PLA 2022 or their families, colleagues, or others with whom they may have contact. Accordingly, attendee understands and agrees that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of PLA, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the event.

In addition to all other rules and regulations relating to the attendee’s attendance at PLA 2022, attendee agrees to comply with all COVID-related procedures that may be implemented by PLA, its host hotel, and any event venues, including, but not limited to, the event COVID vaccine requirement (or proof of negative COVID test from 72 hours prior to arriving at PLA 2022).

Frequently Asked Questions

This information is subject to change based on new and evolving COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations.

How will vaccines/negative tests be verified?

More information will be provided closer to the event date on the process and document(s) accepted for verifying participant COVID vaccines/negative test results.

Will masks be required?

PLA will make a determination on whether masks will be required or optional closer to the event date based on local, state, federal and CDC guidelines and recommendations.

How and when do I submit a waiver of liability?

Click here to review the PLA 2022 waiver of liability all participants will need to agree to when submitting their registrations online for PLA 2022.

Will there be additional protocols?

As PLA continues to plan for PLA 2022 it will work closely with its event partners to follow all federal, state and local guidelines set for in-person gatherings as well as recommendations provided by the CDC. Updates to protocols will be posted to this site and are subject to change on short notice.

Will there be a virtual component to PLA 2022?

The PLA board and staff are excited about the safe-return to an in-person annual convention and trade show. At this time, PLA 2022 is being planned as an in-person event only.