Covid Code of Conduct

This policy was adopted by the Keystone Chapter Board of Directors on December 22, 2021 and will remain in effect until further notice.

By registering for any chapter event, all attendees agree that failure to comply with this Event Code of Conduct will result in your removal from the event, without refund, and potentially being banned from future Keystone CAI events as determined by the Keystone CAI Board of Directors. 
 

Vaccination Policy for In-Person Meetings & Events

 
The safety and welfare of attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and staff members is the first and most important priority of CAI Keystone Chapter. This has become more challenging with the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
In order to continue safely hosting in-person events, and to manage the risk to participants, effective December 22, 2021, and until further notice, CAI Keystone will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for admittance to any in-person meetings and events.
 
For purposes of this policy, CAI Keystone will adhere to the definition of “fully vaccinated” as defined by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Should the CDC revise its definition of “fully vaccinated,” this policy will adhere to that new definition. You must be fully vaccinated 14 days in advance of the event or meeting you wish to attend.
 
Attendees at all meetings and events will be required to do one of the following actions:
 
  1. Show proof of COVID Vaccination, along with a photo ID, at the check-in table for chapter meetings and events, OR
  2. Apply for a medical exemption by submitting a note from a doctor. Those receiving a medical exemption must show proof of a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken with 72 hours of arrival on-site, along with a photo ID. The test must be administered by a medical professional, presented on official paperwork and not be self-administered.
All attendees to chapter meetings and events will also be required to adhere to any Federal, state and / or local guidelines regarding the wearing of masks.
 
All individuals will be required to acknowledge an understanding of this policy in the event registration process. Individuals who register for an event and are not able to comply with this policy when checking in on-site at the event will not receive a refund on the registration fee since the chapter will be obligated to cover the costs of your attendance at the event.
 
This policy is based on guidance and recommendations issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The COVID-19 vaccines approved by the FDA for emergency use authorization and the vaccines that the FDA has fully approved have been determined to be critical in reducing the community prevalence of COVID-19.
 

Covid-19 Code of Conduct for Events

 
Before Leaving Home for the Event
  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), the CDC and state and local health authorities. 
  • Adhere to government issued restrictions, if any, and guidance issued by the region you will be travelling to and the region you are travelling from. 
  • Evaluate your own health and that of people you are in close contact with; contact the meeting/event organizers if you have concerns. 
  • Stay home if you feel sick. 
On-site During the Event 
Follow guidance from the local health authority, for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including: 
 
  • Agree to follow Federal, state and / or local guidelines regarding wearing of masks.
  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), the CDC and state and local health authorities. 
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Throw used tissues in the trash. 
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 
  • Agree to have your temperature taken before entering the meeting/event venue. 
  • Adhere to social distance protocols and respect others’ personal space. 
  • Seek First Aid at any time, if you feel unwell or are experiencing flu-like symptoms. 
Post-event 
 
  • Based on current contact tracing advice from many health authorities, if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home, please contact the event organizers. 
  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), the CDC and state and local health authorities.