What to Know Before You Go – How To Keep Everyone Safe During PMI22

Plumbing Manufacturers International wants to provide the safest environment possible for attendees of the PMI22 Manufacturing Success Conference and PMI Aspiring Leaders Program. With exposure to COVID remaining a concern for many, PMI gathered information about travel guidelines, Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, and COVID case and hospitalization rates in Louisville.

Planning Your Travel

  1. PMI encourages all those planning to attend PMI22 to be up to date with the COVID vaccine and booster shots.
  2. Check with your air carrier to see if any mask requirements are in effect. Masks or respirators are not required, but are recommended, at the Louisville Muhammed Ali International Airport and on public transportation.
  3. If you are a non-U.S. citizen who is a non-immigrant, you will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID before you travel by air to the United States from a foreign country. There is no need to show a negative COVID test or documentation of recovery from COVID. However, consider getting tested for current infection with a viral test as close to the time of departure as possible (no more than three days) before travel.
  4. Do not travel if you have COVID symptoms or have tested positive for COVID within 10 days after your symptoms started or the date your positive test was taken if you had no symptoms. Do not travel if you are waiting for results of a COVID test, or had close contact with a person with COVID and are recommended to quarantine. See these CDC domestic travel guidelines.

Onsite During PMI22

  1. If you experience COVID symptomsduring the conference, do not attend PMI22 sessions or activities, and get tested. PMI or Omni Hotel staff will be able to direct you to a nearby testing facility.
  2. If potential COVID exposure to PMI22 participants is made known, persons who were in close contact (within six feet for 15 minutes or more within 24-hour period) to a person testing positive for COVID may continue to participate in all activities, unless they experience COVID symptoms. Wearing a mask or respirator will be required, however, and testing is recommended at least five days after exposure, especially if you develop symptoms. Read more about “What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID” from the CDC.
  3. Local private establishments may have mask or vaccination requirements.

Contact Tracing

To protect the health of all PMI22 attendees, PMI requests that you contact PMI Director of Programs and Administration Jodi Stuhrberg jstuhrberg@safeplumbing.org if you test positive for COVID within two weeks after the conference. All attendees will be notified, and your contact information shall remain confidential.

Louisville Updates

  1. As of Sept. 20, 2022, the COVID risk level in Louisville is medium. Wearing a mask or respirator in indoor public areas protects yourself and others. Get tested if you have symptoms.
  2. Louisville is located in Jefferson County, Kentucky. This county reports 65% of residents aged 18 and older to be fully vaccinated, as of Sept. 20, 2022.
  3. The county reported 191 hospitalized COVID patients on Sept. 19, 2022, within the capacity of the areas’ hospitals.

PMI will appreciate everything you can do to keep yourself and others safe!

PMI COVID-19 Requirements & Release

Enhanced Safety & Health Measures

Attendance to the PMI22 Manufacturing Success Conference and/or PMI Aspiring Leaders Program is subject to compliance with PMI and Omni Hotel policies and procedures to implement current CDC and state recommendations.

Release

I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge and hold harmless PMI 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 PMI 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 PMI program. This release is binding on my heirs, administrators, executors, successors and assigns.

PMI is committed to protecting public health and will follow all safety measures based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and building requirements. In addition, attendees will need to follow these general safety measures:

  • By registering and attending the PMI22 Manufacturing Success Conference and/or the PMI Aspiring Leaders Program in Louisville, Kentucky, you agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to health and safety while attending the event and is mandated by the state of Kentucky.
  • Do not attend either of these events if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
  • If a PMI staff member or an attendee develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, follow steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID.

PMI requests that you contact PMI Director of Programs and Administration Jodi Stuhrberg at jstuhrberg@safeplumbing.org if you test positive for COVID-19 within two weeks after the conference. All attendees will be notified, and your contact information shall remain confidential.

PMI22 Manufacturing Success Conference Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Written cancellation and refund requests must be received by Sept. 25 for a full refund. Cancellations received between Sept. 26 and Oct. 25 will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Oct. 25 or for no-shows.

Cancellations and refund requests must be emailed to PMI Director of Programs and Administration Jodi Stuhrberg at jstuhrberg@safeplumbing.org.