ACA Annual Meeting & COVID-19 FAQ

The ACA is aware of the developments related to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and the potential impact on global travel to ACA 70th Annual Meeting in San Diego. At this time, the San Diego Hotel & Marina is operating normally and the ACA 70th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California is scheduled to take place as planned from August 2-7, 2020. Any changes to operating status will be communicated immediately to all registered meeting attendees and posted on the meeting website.

We encourage all ACA attendees to independently monitor the situation.  The following sites can be of assistance regarding the situation:


The ACA also encourages our attendees to review the registration and refund policies page. The ACA will immediately notify attendees of any changes in the program however, if this evolving situation affects your attendance plans, please contact us at [email protected], and we will assist in obtaining a refund according to the refund policy.

The ACA is in the process of implementing onsite tools for registrants, exhibitors and onsite personnel and will continue to update our attendees on any changes to the program. We strongly urge exhibitors and attendees to implement appropriate guidelines and protocols as suggested by the WHO and other health authorities. The ACA is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all meeting participants.


General Preparedness and Response of the ACA

  • The ACA will follow the guidance of federal, state and local government officials and will monitor recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • The ACA will work with the San Diego Hotel & Marina, and any other meeting venues, to ensure that onsite First Aid personnel are adequately trained and capable of assessing and assisting those that may demonstrate flu-like symptoms;

  • The ACA will identify local emergency care facilities that will be able to promptly care for attendees that may require treatment;

  • The ACA will work with San Diego officials to establish procedures to handle any COVID-19 related incidents that occur at the meeting; and

  • The ACA will develop a mechanism and protocol to alert ACA onsite staff and meeting attendees in case of an incident.


Should attendees have any further questions about the status of the annual meeting, refund policies and/or the ACA action plan, please feel contact ACA HQ.