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Health and Safety

Current as of May 2, 2022

AGU and CUAHSI are committed to the health and well-being of our meeting attendees, exhibitors, staff and meeting partners. As part of our effort to hold a safe and productive meeting, it is expected that all attendees, including all AGU and CUAHSI staff, attendees, exhibitors and guests will be vaccinated if they are coming onsite to San Juan. If you are not vaccinated, please enjoy the conference online. This will also be a masked conference; all attendees are expected to wear masks in indoor settings.

Health and safety protocols to travel to and within the island of Puerto Rico have been subject to change in recent months, sometimes becoming less strict and other times there has been reinstatement of stricter health and safety protocols. The most up-to-date information can be found here, but in general:

You should bring proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test to enter the island and, potentially, may upload that information before your arrival.
Many indoor areas, including the convention center or restaurants, may ask for proof of vaccination or negative PCR tests, as well. 
Many indoor areas still may require masking.

 

As of May 2, Puerto Rico has an 83% vaccination rate. 

Attendees are expected to adhere to local and state safety protocols.

Links to additional travel and safety resources:

Mask restrictions in Puerto Rico continue to flux. Executive Orders from the Puerto Rican government have been stricter than in the mainland United States. Please continue to review Visitor Health and Safety Guidelines for current mask guidelines.

The Frontiers in Hydrology Meeting will be a masked meeting, regardless of requirements in Puerto Rico.

AGU and CUAHSI will provide masks for those who forget to bring one on-site.

 

Onsite childcare will not be provided at #FIHM22 in San Juan. Children, including vaccinated children, will not be allowed to attend FIHM this year. We are hopeful that we will be able to add childcare as an option in 2024.

Caregiver grants are available to help online attendees with caregiving responsibilities.

AGU and CUAHSI know attending a conference online or onsite can bring caregiver conflicts.

Caregiver grants are available for both online and onsite attendees.

Caregiver grants can provide in-person attendees caregiver support for those with ADA needs. These grants are available for online attendees, or onsite attendees who need caregiving outside the convention center.

Individuals supporting ADA needs onsite with an attendee may register for free at any registration counter; valid identification is required.

Guests and family members may attend FIHM22 only if they are fully vaccinated. They will need to register as a guest or caregiver. Children, including vaccinated children, may not be guests for this meeting.

Onsite rapid antigen testing will be available for attendees. A list of additional local PCR testing locations will be available soon.