NACURH is looking forward to transitioning back to providing in-person conferences. As we continue to monitor and navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and attempt to provide a safe experience for all delegates and advisors, the NACURH Executives want to provide health and safety updates for the Corporation’s in-person experiences.
We want to be mindful that these guidelines have been established for all delegates/advisors attending the in-person experiences, the communities they travel to and from, as well as to assist in mitigating interruptions to the conference experience. Please review the guidelines and if you have specific questions, please contact the NACURH Conference Resource Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org. These guidelines are subject to change due to CDC and state Guidelines.
Preparing for Conference
Safety at Conference
- All participants should review and follow CDC guidance to protect themselves and others.
- Mask-wearing is strongly encouraged during NACURH-sponsored conferences, but attendees are not currently required to do so unless they have been exposed to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.
- Contact Comfortability Program
- Purpose: Purpose is to create an environment in which everyone feels comfortable, safe, and respected.
- Participants will select a sticker for their name tag indicating their personal comfortability while at the in-person experience. The symbols are:
- Circle: no physical contact, social distancing
- Star: open to fist and elbow bumps
- Heart: open to handshakes and hugs
- We ask the following of all delegates:
- Respect everyone’s preferences
- Individuals are welcome to change your preference at any time
What to do if you are showing symptoms
- Should an individual begin to show symptoms of COVID-19, please stay at the hotel, let an advisor know and inform the conference staff. We will provide a COVID-19 test and monitor symptoms.
What happens if you test positive at conference
- Regional Advisor and Conference Advisor would work with the Delegation Advisor to discuss delegate/advisor who has tested positive. They would establish a plan on if we need to identify a isolation hotel room space or what the institution requires of the specific delegation.
- Once a plan is established the Regional Advisor would call the NACURH CRC to provide and update/plan for the individual who has tested positive. The NACURH CRC will then call the NACURH Advisor.
- Regional Advisor and Conference Advisor will complete the COVID-19 report form for the NACURH CRC and Advisor.
- A message will be sent out to delegates/advisors through the Guidebook & email informing them that someone has tested positive for COVID-19.
- We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to the NACURH CRC.
Reporting positive test results
- If someone tests positive at or following a NACURH related conference, we ask that you report it to the conference staff. We ask that the delegation advisor call or email the Conference Advisor and Regional advisor to inform them of the known positive test.
- We acknowledge that monkeypox is a health concern within our communities. All participants should review the CDC website for further information. If an individual experiences symptoms during a NACURH in-person experience, please have the Delegation Advisor contact the Regional Advisor & Conference Advisor.
Acknowledgement of Protocols
- All participants will be asked to review the guidelines and protocols above and sign the “Acknowledgement of Protocols” form prior to checking in to the conference.
All participants are encouraged to continue to visit the CDC site to be up to date information at https://www.cdc.gov/.