Meeting Resources

Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES) 2021

November 8–11, 2021 • Omni William Penn Hotel • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Health and Safety

TMS, in partnership with our event venue, is complying with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and relevant state and local authorities to provide a safe and healthy environment for MiNES 2021 attendees. We will continue to work with our venue and local partners to address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic as the health and well-being of our meeting attendees, partners, and staff attending events remains our top priority.

Key Points

  • Read the TMS COVID-19 Release and Hold Harmless Agreement and understand your duty as a MiNES 2021 attendee, including not attending the conference if you are currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or if you have recently been exposed.
  • Face masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees. Your health and safety are of the utmost importance. TMS staff members are required to wear face masks while at MiNES 2021.
  • If you start to feel unwell on site or need medical assistance, please visit the first aid station in the Indiana Room on the 17th Floor. While COVID-19 testing will not be provided at the first aid station, the medical staff can evaluate you and recommend a nearby testing location should it be deemed necessary.

Updates from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TMS continually monitors the COVID-19 situation and the latest guidance on health and safety protocols. Because circumstances change rapidly, we encourage attendees to visit the following sites to learn the most-up-to-date information from local and national health organizations.

What You’ll Experience at the Meeting Venue

At Omni Hotels & Resorts, the health and safety of guests and associates have always been, and always will be, a top priority. Omni Hotels & Resorts has addressed the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by updating its already thorough cleaning guidelines and has implemented additional processes and procedures to ensure your health, safety, and comfort as part of the new “Omni Safe & Clean” initiative.

Within each of Omni's hotels and resorts, guests can expect to see standards implemented, such as daily health screening of associates, frequent sanitizing with EPA-certified cleansers that are CDC-compliant, and single-use, individually sealed food and cutlery items where applicable. Visit the Omni Safe & Clean webpage for more details.

The Omni Safe & Clean initiative follows the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and each individual Omni location will adhere to local and/or federal mandates. Protocols and guidelines from these authorities are expected to evolve, and as such, so will our processes and procedures. Similarly, these guidelines meet or exceed the “Stay Safe” initiative  set forth by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).

TMS COVID-19 Statement

By registering for MiNES 2021, all attendees acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions of the TMS COVID-19 Release and Hold Harmless Agreement. TMS also asks that you NOT attend MiNES 2021 if you are subject to the quarantine or isolation guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We also ask attendees to work with us to follow all federal, state, local, venue, and CDC guidelines and will keep you informed as to how those guidelines pertain to MiNES 2021. We appreciate your cooperation in these matters.

For More Information

For more information about this meeting, please complete the meeting inquiry form or contact:

TMS Meeting Services
5700 Corporate Drive Suite 750
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
U.S. and Canada Only: 1-800-759-4867
Other Countries: 1-724-776-9000
Fax: 1-724-776-3770