Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

48th Annual Convention

Boston COVID-19 Information

 

ABAI’s priority is always the safety of our members. Please know we are closely monitoring CDC guidelines and local recommendations to ensure attendees have a safe and productive in-person convention experience.

 

Guidelines and recommendations change quickly. We recommend double checking all local guidelines, especially regarding testing requirements, a week before your planned departure.

 

Vaccination and Masking Requirements

Updated March 11, 2022

 

The City of Boston announced on February 18, 2022 that the B Together Policy, which required individuals to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to access most indoor public spaces, has been lifted. Attendees will not be required at this time to provide proof of full vaccination upon arriving at the conference.

 

Effective March 5th, Boston’s mask mandate has been lifted. At this time, all attendees and staff will be required to wear masks while indoors for the duration of the convention, regardless of policy change. If attendees forget their mask at home, ABAI will have free masks available at registration. Sanitizing stations will also be available throughout the venue.

 

Guidelines and recommendations change quickly, and we will continually evaluate these policies to ensure we provide the safest possible convention experience for attendees and staff.

 

We recommend double checking all local guidelines, especially regarding testing requirements, a week before your planned departure. Please read carefully below as you plan your trip to Boston.

 

Traveling to Boston

Updated March 11, 2022

 

Domestic Travel

Boston follows the CDC guidelines for traveling. Currently, city businesses are fully open to the public; some may require masks to enter.

 

Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and bus or train stations. Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas of a conveyance (like on open deck areas of a ferry or the uncovered top deck of a bus).

 

International Travel

Boston follows the CDC guidelines for international travel. Currently, city businesses are fully open to the public; some may require masks to enter.

 

Before Arriving in the United States

All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 3 days before travel, or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months, before they board a flight to the United States.

 

After Travel

Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms. Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.

 

Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required for vaccinates and unvaccinated individuals on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas of a conveyance (like on open deck areas of a ferry or the uncovered top deck of a bus).

 

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)

The BCEC follows the guidelines from the CDC and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for HVAC usage, including:

  • Increasing air exchanges to maximum mechanical capabilities
  • Maximizing outside air supply through units
  • Increasing exhaust air to the atmosphere
  • Utilizing the highest rated Merv Factor Filter
  • Extending hours of operations to garner increased volumes
  • Increased cleaning and sanitation of all areas with new cleaning technology electrostatic sprayers and EPA-certified, hospital-grade disinfectants that disinfect surfaces in 60 seconds.

 

Please review additional details here and their “Back to Business” document here.

 

The Westin Boston Seaport District

The Westin Boston Seaport District is taking many steps to ensure that all spaces are safe and clean, including extra cleaning and sanitizing measures. Please review additional details here.

 

Omni Boston Hotel at The Seaport

Please review here their safe and clean measures, including cancelation policies during the pandemic.

 

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