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Health and Safety

Current as of June 30, 2022

FIHM22 has had one more report of a positive COVID-19 case from an onsite attendee, bringing the total to five attendees onsite who tested positive during the meeting or after the meeting.  

The positive cases were of vaccinated attendees, the attendees self-identified, and close contacts have been notified. To protect the individuals’ privacy, we will not be releasing any additional information.
Please continue to monitor your own health for symptoms. Rest and take care of yourself. This is the last update regarding cases from the meeting, which ended 24 June.

As a reminder, the current CDC guidance for someone who has been fully vaccinated and shows no symptoms of COVID-19 says that the individual does not need to quarantine. However, the CDC recommends that fully vaccinated individuals who are in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 should:

  • Wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until a negative test result.
  • Get tested 5-7 days after close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
  • Get tested and isolate immediately if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Thank you for your cooperation as we all have worked together to keep our families, friends and colleagues safe.  Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

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. Below is a list of additional locations for PCR testing near the Convention Center. There are also CVS and Walgreens locations where you can book an appointment online.

  • Ashford Medical Laboratory
    • 20 Calle Washington, San Juan, 00907
    • (787) 724-6816
  • CMT Group Lab
    • 787-754-6868
  • Laboratorios Borinquen
    • 1954 Calle McLeary, San Juan, 00911
    • (787) 728-5202
  • Laboratorio Clínico del Parque
    • 352 Calle del Parque, San Juan, 00912
    • (787) 724-4161
  • Quest Diagnostics
    • 208 Av. Las Marías #214, San Juan, 00927
    •  (787) 300-2990