COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

January 2022 Update

HFM staff leadership and the Board of Directors have developed the following guidelines for in-person events during the on-going COVID pandemic to promote the health and safety of the Michigan bleeding disorders community.  


Due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic, please be advised that HFM’s policies and procedures, and event format are subject to change as new data is available. HFM staff carefully considers the COVID policy for each event and situation to provide the safest, and most comfortable experience for all attendees.

Decisions will be guided by the data and health statistics available at the time as well as guidance provided by the CDC, bleeding disorders community medical professionals, and the state of Michigan.

All changes will be communicated to community members via HFM’s website, email, and social media. Please open and review all communications from HFM to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. 


As a social service health agency, HFM believes community and patient safety is a top priority. To ensure community members remain safe and healthy while attending HFM in-person events, HFM will require all participants to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. (Including eligible children.)  

Full vaccination is currently defined as:

  • 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna)
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson’s/Janssen vaccine)
  • HFM also highly recommends a booster shot(s) if eligible


All participants of in person HFM events and programs two years of age and older will be required to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose. HFM asks parents and guardians to help ensure younger attendees are wearing their mask properly.  

Masking guidelines for meals will vary with individual venues. Instructions will be given closer to each event date.  

Gaiters, bandanas, and masks with ventilation valves will not be considered appropriate masking.  

Please be advised that this policy will be strictly enforced. 


Upon your arrival to an HFM event, you may be provided with a health screening questionnaire for COVID-19 symptoms.  
If you arrive with symptoms, you and the members of your party will not be permitted to join any portion of the in-person event, including meals. If the event required payment, you will be fully reimbursed.  

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