ASE COVID-19 Statement for Live Courses

(updated August 13, 2021)

This COVID-19 statement is based on Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) guidance and will continue to evolve as the COVID-19 situation changes between now and the time of the Echo Florida conference. Please review the information below. At this time, ASE requires all participants (including attendees, faculty, vendors, and staff) to be fully vaccinated to attend the in-person Echo Florida course. Attendees will need affirm that they have been vaccinated when registering. Face masks will also be required when inside for all participants.  We ask that you also commit to the following policies in order to guarantee the safety of all participants involved.

In partnership with the course hotel, ASE will provide:

  • Spacious floor plans adhering to a minimum of 6 feet distance between participants.
  • Limited attendance to this course.
  • Hand sanitizer stations positioned throughout the meeting space.
  • Disposable face coverings for anyone needing one. Attendees are welcome to bring their own mask, provided it follows the CDC’s guidelines for wearing masks.
  • Sanitized meeting space, with a deep clean at the end of each day.
  • Signage to reinforce social distancing and other safety reminders.
  • ASE provided Health Care Office staff, with medical clinician available during meeting hours. ASE will also provide information on non-urgent medical assistance available after-hours.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.  By registering for and traveling to the any ASE in-person course, you (and any guests you bring) voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

As a participant, we also ask you to practice the following guidelines:

Before Leaving Home

  • Be fully vaccinated at least two (2) weeks prior to arriving at the event.
  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC)World Health Organization (WHO), and/or your local health authority.
  • Adhere to government issued travel restrictions and requirements issued by the region you will be travelling to and the region you are travelling from.
  • Evaluate your own health and that of people you are in close contact with; contact the ASE Meetings Department if you have concerns.
  • Stay home if you feel sick and/or are running a fever or experiencing other COVID-19 symptoms.

On-site During the Event 

  • Following the CDC, hotel and state & local health department guidelines, wearing face mask while inside will be required regardless of vaccination status.  Be sure to reference the CDC’s site for how to properly wear your face mask.
  • Whether during the meeting or off-site, continue to follow guidance from the CDC, WHO and the local health authority, for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including:
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your nose/mouth when coughing or sneezing. Throw used tissues in trash.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Socially distancing when possible.
  • Wearing masks as required by CDC and state and local guidance.
  • Go to the ASE Health Care Office or contact the after-hours facility if you feel unwell or are experiencing flu-like symptoms.


Based on current contact tracing advice from many health authorities, if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 10 days after returning home, please contact the ASE Meetings Department Manager, Jaclyn Levine, directly at Should this happen, your name and contact information will be forwarded to the local health department, as well as hotel you stayed at.