Health & Safety

Updated as of 9/16/21


We are excited to be holding our upcoming Fall Conference in person next month in Marco Island, Florida.  The event will be a return to all the educational opportunities, speakers, and content you expect from one of our signature events. 

We are also sensitive to the changing environment with respect to COVID-19 and are dedicated to hosting an event that has the best interests of our guests front of mind. While the state of Florida precludes us from requiring proof of vaccination status, ACEC is committed to holding an event where everyone feels safe.  To accomplish this, we have updated our Fall Conference attendee policy concerning COVID-19, which can be found below and linked here.



What the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort is Doing to Keep You Safe





  1. All hotel employees wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
  2. Signage throughout the hotel strongly reminds all guests of the hotel policy that unvaccinated hotel guests must wear masks.
  3. Social distancing is encouraged and facilitated in all common areas of the hotel, elevators, and outlets.
  4. The Marriott Front Desk process is “contact-less”, and the stations feature safety screens and floor clings preventing crowding.
  5. All sleeping rooms are deep cleaned thoroughly between guest stays.
  6. All meeting space, tables and chairs, foyers, common areas, escalators and outlets are electrostatic sprayed to disinfect each evening.
  7. Sanitization stations will be strategically placed throughout the meeting space.
  8. Meeting rooms will use linen-less tables and single use meeting amenities.
  9. All food and beverage stations, coffee stations, bars, etc. will be increased in numbers to reduce crowding and all hotel attendants will be masked and gloved with safety shields at each station.


A full description of the hotel’s commitment to a safe environment is detailed at the links below.





Is ACEC requiring proof of vaccination to attend the Fall Conference?  No.  Florida state law prevents ACEC from making vaccination proof a requirement to attend.  However, voluntary submission of evidence of vaccination eliminates the requirement to submit a negative PCR test and provides clearance to attend.


If I have had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to submit either a vaccine card or negative PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival?  Yes.  Verified full vaccination status or negative PDR test are the only two options that will be accepted.


What is done with the private medical information that I send to CLEAR?  ACEC will not be in possession of your data and CLEAR is and established leader in data security.  Your information will not be shared.  You may request that CLEAR destroy your data once you have been successfully screened and received your Health Pass.


If I am not fully vaccinated, can I attend the Fall Conference? Yes.  You must submit a negative PCR test taken no earlier than 72 hours of arrival at the Conference and picking up your badge.  Follow the CLEAR process to receive your Health Pass.


Are you requiring masks?  At this time, we are following the hotel guidance that only unvaccinated individuals must wear masks.  We are staying abreast of CDC guidance as the situation evolves and any decisions on masks will be made with the comfort and safety of our members in mind.


Are You Offering a Virtual Conference Experience? Yes.  Members unable to attend in-person will have the opportunity to join live to select events of the Conference over the dates of October 28 and 29.  Details on attending virtually are being finalized and will be released shortly.


Please stay with us for up-to-the-minute information on the Fall Conference. Registration for the event is now open and we look forward to seeing you there.