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Infectious Disease Waiver

Health & Safety Information

SSP prioritizes the health and safety of all event attendees and will comply with all venue, local, state, and federal restrictions, mandates, guidelines, and protocols regarding infectious diseases. Given the evolving nature of community levels of infectious diseases, SSP will continue to monitor any changes in these restrictions, mandates, guidelines, and protocols, and we reserve the right to implement additional measures to ensure compliance and optimal health and safety conditions in all environments where in-person interactions take place at SSP events. 


During registration for an in-person SSP event, attendees will be required to agree to the following waiver:

By registering, I acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to infectious diseases exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the event, I and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to infectious diseases and agree not to hold the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP); or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury. 

I agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to health and safety while attending the event. This includes all recommendations and safety procedures from my governing health body as well as the state or country, city, and venue where the event is being held, and may include but is not limited to wearing a mask in public places and engaging in appropriate social distancing.

I agree I will not attend the event if I have experienced any symptoms associated with any communicable infectious disease within 7 days prior to the event; or if I believe that I may have been exposed to others that have been diagnosed with an infectious disease; or if I have been diagnosed with an infectious disease and are not yet cleared as non-contagious. I agree to contact SSP at mdolechek@sspnet.org if I am diagnosed with an infectious disease within 7 days of attending the event.