COVID Policy

MSA Health and Safety Protocols and Measures

MSA Health-Safety Travel Policy

Updated March 23, 2022

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all MSA 2022 guests. Below, please find our policies for how we are adapting to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

First and foremost, if you begin to experience symptoms or test positive within 5 days of the event, you can attend the event only virtually.

To preserve the health & safety of all participants, only those who are vaccinated may attend the MSA National Conference in person.  If you have medical or religious reasons for not being vaccinated, MSA requests that you attend only virtually.  

MSA has collaborated with SafeAccess, an independent health and safety platform to prescreen all participants. Each participant will receive an email from containing a link to its platform that will validate the requirements below.

The Safe Access platform will ask you to upload the following:


    • Up-to-Date Vaccination Record – To be considered “up-to-date” on your vaccination record, means you have received both doses of the Moderna/Pfizer vaccine, or 1 dose of the J&J Vaccine in the past 6 months.  If it has been more than 6 months since the final dose, “up-to-date” means you have received your Booster.  Note:  You can receive your booster shot at anytime between now and the start date of the event to be considered “Boosted” or “up-to-date”.  


If it has been more than 6 months since your final vaccination and you have not received a booster, or do not intend to receive a booster, you will be asked to upload one of the following with your vaccination record:


    1. Medical Letter of Positive Case:  If you tested positive for COVID within the last 3 month, but no sooner than 5 days before the event, please provide an official letter from your medical professional; OR
    2. Negative Test:  Please upload your Negative Test taken within 48 hours of conference check-in.  Please note:  At-home rapid tests cannot be accepted.  



Each participant will receive an email confirmation once SafeAccess validates the required documents. Ensure that is whitelisted and that your spam folder is checked.

On-site validation of records or personal information will not be performed by MSA staff. A confirmation credential on your phone is the only way MSA staff will present you with your badge and allow you to attend the conference.

Participants who are not in compliance will not be allowed to attend.

If a participant has medical or religious reasons for not being vaccinated, MSA requests that these participants attend virtually.

If you are not feeling well or have a recent positive test we ask that you join us virtually.

On February 10, 2022, Governor Steve Sisolak updated the directive to end the statewide mask mandate for Nevada. Because COVID-19 continues, individuals have the option of continuing to mask.

Reminder: Federally, masks are still required across all transportation networks, including airports, commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems.

All participants should know we take the coronavirus very seriously and are monitoring local and state updates. Please visit: