Chapter Board Announces Vaccination Policy for Events

December 22, 2021 01:07 PM
 
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As we continue to navigate the challenges of operating during a global pandemic, the health, safety and welfare of members, attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, and staff members is the first and most important priority of the CAI Keystone Chapter. 
  
The Chapter wants to continue to safely host in-person events. But we are also responsible for managing the risk to participants. As a result, 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.
  
We understand not everyone will agree with this decision. The chapter board believes this to be the best course of action as we face yet another surge in virus spread. CAI will work to make some events available in hybrid format to allow virtual attendance. 

 

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