COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Updated: March 1, 2022

The health and safety of all 2022 ICMA Regional Conference attendees and staff are the priority of ICMA as the COVID-19 Global Pandemic continues. ICMA is dedicated to providing a healthy and safe environment for attendees to gather. All ICMA staff, vendors, and attendees of any 2022 ICMA Regional Conference are required to follow the health and safety protocols outlined below.

ICMA is requiring proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the in-person event.


Attendees will be required to show their vaccination or negative PCR test status prior to receiving their event badge/event material. ICMA will provide all registrants with a HIPPA-compliant upload tool to provide documentation. Attendees will receive a text message a week before the event to upload documentation.


Please note that there will be no onsite testing for the 2022 ICMA Regional Conferences. Attendees who do not upload their documentation prior to the event will be required to show documentation onsite prior to receiving conference credentials.

It is recommended that all participants of the 2022 ICMA Regional Conferences wear a mask during the event except for when you are actively eating or drinking.

Beginning on the first day of the conference all attendees will be required to complete a daily health screening with an easy-to-use tool called HealthShield. ICMA is requiring this process to provide confidence in the safety of meeting attendees and to ensure that every attendee can attest to their current health status. HealthShield uses text messages to guide you through screening and document submission—no app required. The screening consists of three simple questions recommended by the CDC. Attendees must complete the health screening daily before entering the event venue.

ICMA recommends that all participants screen themselves daily for symptoms. If an individual is feeling sick or display any of the following symptoms, please do not attend in-person:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Individuals experiencing these symptoms should get tested for COVID-19. Additionally, if the person is at the conference venue, the individual should remove themselves from the event and notify event organizers.