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AACRAO IS COMMITTED TO MEETING SAFELY


UPDATED September 26, 2022 (Click here to see the most current data)
At this time, proof of vaccination or a negative test for COVID-19 will not be required for entry to the SEM Conference Meeting spaces. As with any AACRAO Meeting or Conference, we ask that attendees monitor their health and not enter our meeting spaces if they are feeling unwell or have symptoms of any illness.

We believe the SEM community benefits from coming together and encourage all to respect and care for one another as we navigate our "new normal."  

AACRAO continues to monitor the changing landscape involving the CDC guidelines concerning COVID-19 safety. Our partners at Marriott have shared their Commitment to Clean protocols, which are implemented daily at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Travelers to Canada may need to undergo testing or be randomly selected for mandatory testing upon arrival, depending on their vaccination status. Please review the guidelines regarding testing before deciding to travel.

This is a very fluid time. We will continue to evaluate what is best to ensure we meet safely and that 2022 SEM Conference participants are comfortable. We will continue to post updates as needed.

**All travelers, whether entering Canada by air, land, rail, or marine vessel, have the option to use ArriveCAN, but as of October 1, 2022 it will no longer be required for entry.

Health & Safety Questions answered:
  • Do I have to wear a face covering?

    Unless it is required by local law or order, fully vaccinated guests are no longer required to wear face coverings or social distance in indoor or outdoor areas in Toronto. The Westin asks that all unvaccinated guests continue to wear face coverings and practice social distancing when they are in public spaces inside the hotel.

  • Is vaccination required to attend the SEM Conference?

    Vaccination is not required to attend the SEM Conference, however, we do ask that attendees adhere to hotel guidelines regarding unvaccinated guests.

  • Is testing required for entry into SEM Conference events?

    No. No on-site testing will be provided, and results are not necessary for daily access to events during the conference. To ensure the health and safety of all involved in the conference, it is strongly encouraged that individuals monitor their health and take steps necessary to lower the risk of spread. If you are not feeling well, please refrain from attending events and notify a meeting host if you need to cancel 

  • The ArriveCAN App

    You may use ArriveCAN to provide travel and public health information before and after your entry into Canada, but as of September 30, 2022, it will not be required.  ArriveCAN is not only keeping travelers safe but is part of Canada's ongoing efforts to modernize cross-border travel. Learn more about ArriveCAN.

    Available for iOS, Android, and web. The mobile app is free and secure and is the official Government of Canada platform. It is available in English, French, and Spanish (displayed in the language of your device). Download the latest version of ArriveCAN or select "update" in your app store.

    The latest version of ArriveCAN (v.3.0.9) was released on July 19, 2022. Make sure you have the latest version before submitting your information.

Marriott's Commitment to Clean

The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto follows the Marriott Commitment to Clean protocols, which includes:

  • Surface Areas and Public Spaces
  • Social Distancing
  • Food Safety
Local Resources

All guests will need to follow local and federal guidelines and while traveling to include ground transportation, airports, and transportation throughout the event.

Click here to see current CDC guidelines for COVID-19