American Association of Feline Practitioners

Veterinary professionals passionate about the care of cats

Health & Safety Information

Health & Safety Information

The AAFP has taken preventive measures to reduce the risk of transmission of disease at our upcoming 2022 Annual Conference. We are collaborating extensively with the conference venues to ensure that precautions will be in place for this in-person meeting, as well as reviewing and following current guidelines. The health and safety of all attendees is our top priority.

During this difficult and uncharted time, we ask for respect and professional courtesy. Everyone has different comfort levels and we appreciate that you honor everyone’s personal space and interaction preferences. Please note that we reserve the right to change these requirements and/or implement changes following current guidelines as we move closer to the event. 


What You Should Know

  • Masks are strongly recommended to be worn at the conference in the AAFP event space especially when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • The quantity of seats at meal tables will be reduced. Seating during CE sessions will be spaced apart to allow for distancing.
  • Disposable face masks will be available at the Registration Counters.
  • If you have any questions or concerns onsite, please speak with an AAFP staff member.
  • We ask for respect and professional courtesy, and if you are not feeling well, please stay away from all events.
  • The AAFP has the right and duty to restrict access to anyone exhibiting the symptoms noted below or not following conference guidelines.
  • All attendees are required to agree to the Waiver relating to COVID-19 when registering for the conference.


Masks at the Conference
Masks are strongly recommended at the 2022 AAFP Conference in the entire meeting space. Masks should cover your nose and mouth, fit snugly against the side of your face, and be secured under your chin. You can find disposable face masks at the Registration Counters if you need more. Masks may be required on the Offsite Bus Transportation. More information will be available closer to the Conference.


Symptoms & Staying Home
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider to get tested and stay home. Please do not attend the AAFP Conference if you are experiencing any of these symptoms: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or fatigue.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms within 10 days of the start of the AAFP Conference, have come into contact with someone who tested positive, or test positive for COVID-19, please stay home and contact the AAFP at

If you do not feel well, please do not enter the conference space. If you develop symptoms while at the Conference, please discontinue your attendance at the meeting and immediately self-quarantine except to get medical advice and care. If you are not feeling well, please join us on the virtual platform.


Interaction and Best Practices
Participants are asked to utilize a “no handshake” policy and instead utilize an elbow tap if you are so inclined. Even if your smile isn't visible, it can usually be seen in your eyes (‘smeyes’) or heard in the tone of your voice.

All participants are asked to practice social distancing when interacting with others.

You are strongly encouraged to wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer when unable.


Cleaning Procedures
The Convention Center has implemented a new cleaning process called Venue Shield. To see what this process includes, please click here.


Post Event Communication
If within two weeks of attending the AAFP Conference you suspect you are ill with COVID-19 and/or test positive, please notify us immediately at


For any questions, please contact