Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TASL is making necessary adjustments and prioritizing participant well-being. We must acknowledge that the situation remains fluid and is subject to change as circumstances dictate. At present, in accordance with guidance from the CDC, together, with the Embassy Suites Hotel, and based on current mandates from Rutherford County and the State of Tennessee, we are planning for the following:

  • Updated September 4, 2021: TASL requests that everyone wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. This policy aligns with CDC guidelines meant to maximize protection from the Delta variant.

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the venue.

  • One-way traffic flow in high-traffic areas.

What to Expect

  • Even if fully vaccinated there will be attendees wearing masks and their choice should be respected.

  • Even if fully vaccinated TASL will be asking people to select a sticker to apply to their badge to indicate “touch level permitted.”

    • Green – Okay with pre-COVID behaviors such as hugs and handshakes.

    • Yellow – Desires some caution and respects social distancing guidelines with elbow/fist bumps only.

    • Red – Desires extreme social distancing and the highest precautions. May be at high risk or caring for someone at high risk.

Before You Travel

Have you completed a self-assessment and are you symptom-free? Use the CDC COVID-19 Self-Checker to get help assessing symptoms, making decisions, and seeking appropriate medical care. Check your flight and travel arrangements. Be mindful of current travel restrictions in place to and from your destination, as well as selected airline policies.

Inside the Embassy Suites Convention Center

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the center.

  • Disposable masks are available at the hotel front desk. 

  • Please follow all recommended health and well-being measures including:

    • Wash or sanitize your hands often

    • Cough or sneeze into your elbow and not into your hand

  • The show floorplan allows for social distancing and one-way entrance/exits. Please observe and follow the flow.

  • Nightly disinfecting will take place to sanitize all seating, restrooms, and frequently touched public areas.

  • Hilton’s COVID-19 Response

Session Rooms & Banquet Hall

Seating will be spaced to accommodate social distancing.