COVID-19 POLICY for 57th NATIONAL CONFERENCE
NATS is dedicated to promoting a safe conference environment for all attendees. The following policies are intended to protect your health and are guided by our commitment to promote vocal health based on public health recommendations from the CDC, and to follow state and the conference hotel requirements. These policies are subject to change at any time based on updated information.
- NATS requires all persons who wish to attend the 57th national conference to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of the conference. Fully vaccinated means at least 14 days have passed since receiving your final dose of the vaccine. For international attendees, full vaccination is defined by the attendee’s country of origin.
- Registrants will need to check a box before registering stating that they are or will be vaccinated at the time of registration for the conference. If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or do not plan to be by the time of the conference, you will need to sign up for the live streaming registration choice, which includes access to select portions live and then full access post-conference in the NATS Live Learning Center as part of your registration fee. A verification process will be forthcoming for all registrants.
- NATS requires all attendees and staff to follow all applicable federal, state, and local health and safety laws and directives, as well as any guidelines from NATS, the conference hotel and other outside venues we are using, including with respect to face covering and physical distancing when possible. Currently, the City of Chicago has a mask mandate for all public facilities, including our hotel.
- All attendees will be required to attest willingness to comply with these policies and sign a waiver of liability prior to receiving their registration materials and being granted access to the conference. Attendees who violate NATS policies will not be able to attend and will not be issued a refund.
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