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Covid-19 FAQs

CRU Events will be following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Florida Department of Health, and the Hotel’s guidelines to promote a healthy environment to be safe as possible for all involved at the conference. 

Please be advised that risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any event or public space including the CRU Phosphates Conference 2022. By attending the conference, you acknowledge the inherent risks and as a condition of entering the conference you agree to abide by applicable health guidelines. At the time of writing (14 February 2022) our guidelines are as follows: 

Before you travel:

  • Review any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for travel to the USA or to Florida
  • We recommend you are fully vaccinated and/or follow CDC guidelines on taking a COVID test before attending the event
  • For information about Covid-19 testing centres in the area, please visit the City of Tampa's government website to arrange this directly
  • We will communicate the current CDC advice to you via email the week before the live event date

At the conference:
  • By attending the CRU Phosphates Conference 2022 you confirm that you are not currently experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, as identified by the CDC and you have not knowingly been in contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19
  • All attendees (including those who are fully vaccinated) should follow the CDC advice for staying safe onsite
  • We will be providing social distancing wrist bands that you can use to signal your preference for physical greetings. We encourage you to have yours visible throughout the conference
  • We suggest you keep a 6-foot distance from other attendees wherever possible and we encourage you to make use of the hand sanitizers that are positioned throughout the venue
  • We will be providing social distancing wrist bands that you can use to signal your preference for physical greetings. We encourage you to have yours visible throughout the conference
  • For details on additional measures the conference hotel is taking, please visit their website
  • Please email conferences@crugroup.com if you test positive for COVID-19 during the event

Additional Information:
  • For Florida State guidance on what to do in the event of a positive test, please click here.

Here is a recent example of how we are managing Covid-19 protocols at our live events


The SMU Steel Summit 2021 conference ran live in Atlanta towards the end of August, with 853 attendees gathering in Atlanta, Georgia.
In the post-conference survey, 93% of respondents said they felt comfortable or very comfortable with the SMU / CRU protocols put in place for their safety. Here's what we did:

To indicate personal preferences for levels of face-to-face interaction, we provided colored wrist bands for all attendees to wear. The wearing of facemasks when inside the venue was encouraged, as per the recommendations of the CDC, the State of Atlanta and the venue.
Hand sanitizer stations were available throughout the venue space for the use of all attendees.


Seats in the auditorium were spaced out, and numbers limited to ensure distancing.


Lunches were served by staff, and screens placed to keep the food as hygienic as possible.



 "SMU and CRU team did a great job to organize a great event amidst of very challenging times with a health pandemic still ongoing - as in previous events the content is very relevant to the times and great speakers"
Malena Villarreal, Supply Chain Manager, Gibraltar Industries - Pacific Award Metals

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