Updated July 28, 2021
Because the world has changed, events must change too. We aim to create effective and meaningful events, and to do so safely. The long-term effects of COVID-19 are still to be seen, guidelines for hosting live events are constantly evolving. The current precautions will be taken to help keep everyone safe – from attendees and staff to local hotel employees and vendors. NACHC considers the safety of all those onsite as our top priority.
What does this mean? NACHC encourages all on-site attendees to be vaccinated; however, we respect your personal choices and will be committed to accommodating the well-being needs of everyone by implementing protocols that give all attendees choice as it relates to health and safety. Our expectation is we will all be mindful of our colleagues and practice safety protocols protecting the good of the whole community of attendees.
We will monitor the ever-changing landscape of CDC guidelines. As guidelines change and restrictions continue to ease, we are excited how positively this impacts our ability to gather… yet we want you to know our highest priority is creating an environment for all to be comfortable. As we get closer to the event, periodic updates will be provided so you have complete clarity of well-being expectations and protocols.
|Not sure what to expect on-site?
Review our What To Expect While Attending the CHI & Expo in Orlando:
Questions and Answers Document here.
Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment focuses on the safety and well-being of their colleagues and guests and builds on existing rigorous safety and cleanliness protocols. With the motto, “Safety First, Wellbeing Always” you can read more about Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment, including protocols and measures here.
NACHC’s Community Health Institute (CHI) Protocols and Policies
All CHI attendees will be asked to participate in and abide by all safety protocols implemented onsite for the event. We will continue to closely monitor all conditions related to COVID-19 between now and the start of the event and reserve the right to modify health screening protocols in our sole discretion. We will inform you of any such changes so you can properly plan for your attendance.
Mask Wearing Policy: Per CDC guidelines, to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, we ask that ALL attendees, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask in the event spaces during event programming and indoor spaces. All attendees will need to follow local and federal guidelines and while traveling to and from CHI; including ground transportation and airports.
Hand Sanitizer Stations: We will provide ample hand sanitization stations throughout the event spaces for you to use. Additionally, you will find personal hand sanitizer in your conference bag. If you need more during the conference, just ask at the NACHC booth in the EXPO.
Socially Distanced Seating Options: Within the design of our meeting and event spaces, we will offer various distanced seating sections to accommodate various levels of comfort. Due to social distancing, some in-person events may be limited due to onsite venue space capacities. All on-site attendees will also have access to the virtual conference. Want to take a break from the larger group? You can watch on your laptop from your hotel room or elsewhere on the property.
COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure: Attendees should not attend the conference if they are experiencing or exhibiting any COVID-19 related symptoms or if they have become recently exposed to a person with a positive and confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
Respect your fellow attendees. At registration you will be able to self-select a ribbon for your badge to indicate your comfort level for networking.
Red – NO CONTACT: 6 Feet Apart and Social Distancing
Yellow – ELBOWS ONLY: Still Being Cautious
Green – HIGH 5’s & HANDSHAKES: Frequent Hand Washing / Sanitizing