COVID-19 Guidance

AWWA is excited to plan for the upcoming ACE21, Sunday, June 13 – Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. AWWA continues to be committed to protecting public health and will follow all safety measures based on CDC, state and building requirements.  Please check back at this page often for updates related to the possible impact of COVID-19 on ACE21.

Planning for changes:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, AWWA has been making the necessary adjustments to plan ACE21 to ensure participant safety is our top priority. Together, with the San Diego Convention Center, Hotels and based on current mandates from the State of California, we are planning for the following: 

  • Required physical distancing
  • Hand sanitizing stations
  • Mask wearing
  • Waiver review and release required to obtain attendance

The San Diego Hotels have been vigilantly following procedures and protocols developed in consideration of guidance and information shared by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other leading organizations and experts and local government requirements and guidance. 

Regarding current travel advisories, please see the California Department of Public Health's information page for more details.

For current California COVID-19 restrictions and FAQ’s.

To see what is currently open in California.

Please note: the below requirements and release will be included as part of your ACE registration.

AWWA COVID-19 Requirements and Release

Enhanced Safety and Health Measures:
Attendance at or participation in AWWA’s ACE21 is subject to the release below, and compliance with AWWA’s and the conference and event facilities’ policies and procedures to implement  current CDC and applicable state’s recommendations, which  includes, but are not limited to, wearing a mask, physical distancing, retreating immediately if feeling unwell or showing certain symptoms. 

Release:
I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless AWWA and its affiliates, including their respective employees, officers, directors, agents, and/or representatives, from any claim or cause of action, including all liabilities, penalties, losses, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind, arising out of or relating to exposure to COVID-19. I agree that the foregoing release, discharge, and covenants apply even when AWWA or its affiliate directly or indirectly caused injury, losses, or other harm related to COVID-19, whether by negligent acts or omissions, and whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any AWWA (or affiliate) program. This release is binding on my heirs, administrators, executors, successors and assigns.