Local Health & Safety Resources

Traveling to Hawaii

For all current information about traveling to Hawaii, visit the State of Hawaii’s COVID-19 Portal here.

Travelers entering the state from the U.S. and its Territories who have been fully vaccinated in the United States (including its Territories) may bypass quarantine without a pre-travel COVID test. The vaccination record document must be uploaded to Safe Travels. The State of Hawai‘i will also accept vaccine records that are digitally validated by Digital Health Pass Partners (AZOVACLEAR and CommonPass). Travelers who use one of the State’s partners to link their digitally validated vaccine records with Safe Travels may enjoy expedited processing at the airport (no secondary visual inspection of paper vaccine records). Travelers who were fully vaccinated in Hawai‘i are already eligible for this exception.

Please visit this link for updated Safe Travels Quarantine Changes (Updated as of Monday, January 3, 2022): https://health.hawaii.gov/news/newsroom/doh-revises-states-isolation-quarantine-policy/

COVID-19 Protocols

The health and safety of our attendees is of utmost importance. We are committed to providing a productive and welcoming environment for everyone. While we are prioritizing the health and well-being of our attendees, we also know that a zero-risk gathering is not possible. To ensure ASE’s educational space is as safe and comfortable as possible for attendees, the following precautions will be in place on site to help support your safety:
  • Registration has been capped at 180 people which allows for everyone to be in the lecture hall with a minimum separation distance of six feet.
  • The Welcome Reception on Monday evening has been canceled out of an abundance of caution to limit close interactions.
  • People not registered for the conference will not be allowed in the ASE meeting area since there is no mechanism to assess their vaccination and testing status. This includes guests and family members who may have traveled to the conference with attendees.
  • A Comfort Level Sticker System will be in place for people to indicate their level of comfort interacting with other attendees and ASE staff.
  • Welcome packets at registration will be individualized to prevent multiple touches.
  • Physical distancing will be strongly encouraged at all times.
  • Within ASE’s educational space, mask wearing is required at all times, unless you are eating or drinking. ASE strongly recommends wearing an N-95, KN-95, or surgical procedure mask.
  • It is essential that you continue to monitor any symptoms you may note during the week and not attend if you have reason to think you might have come down with COVID. There will be a supply of antigen tests available at the Health and Safety Checkpoint that you can use for testing during the week if you have any suspicions.
ASE will be implementing a COVID Health & Safety Checkpoint for attendees to check-in prior to going to the Registration Desk and meeting space. In order to ease the registration process, if your schedule allows, please take advantage of the opportunity to visit the Health & Safety Checkpoint and Registration Desk on Sunday, January 16 from 4:00-6:00 PM in the Hapuna Ballroom area. As a reminder, all attendees are required to show the following documentation at the checkpoint prior to your initial entry into the meeting:
  • Proof of full vaccination (a digital vaccination card, hard copy, or digital copy of your vaccination card are acceptable). An additional booster dose is also highly recommended.
  • Negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the course start date. There are no requirements for the test type, although PCR test is highly recommended. If you arrive in Hawaii prior to 48 hours of the course start date, ASE will have self-testing kits available for your use. You will be asked to leave the Health & Safety Checkpoint area to take the test, and then show your results once this has been completed.

Know Before You Go

  • You can visit this website to view current data on rates of infection and hospitalizations on the Big Island.
  • Before traveling to Hawaii, please visit ASE’s Local Health & Safety Resources page. There are requirements you must follow in order to bypass quarantine upon entry into Hawaii. The best place to find current travel information is here.

Marriott’s (Westin) Commitment to Clean

As part of Marriott International’s family of brands, they have implemented a multi-pronged approach to meet the health and safety requirements of  “Commitment to Clean” standards.  Click here for some of the key changes you can expect from your stay at Westin.