SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2022 Regional Conference COVID-19 Protocols

 

COVID-19 Protocols

 

 

SCBWI Florida

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Annual Regional Conference

 

The following protocols have been developed based on CDC guidelines, requirements and recommendations from SCBWI headquarters*, and take into consideration the requirements of our hotel.

 

1. Please wear a mask in all public areas.

2. All attendees should be fully vaccinated or have had a negative Covid PCR test taken no early than three days (72 hours) prior to the meeting.

3. Proof of vaccination or negative test required at check-in. Your vaccination card or a photo of the card will serve as verification.

4. If you are not feeling well, please be considerate of others and do not attend the meeting. If you are ill or showing symptoms within 24-hours of the conference, please notify us at florida@scbwi.org to cancel your registration and receive a refund.

5. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the conference.

 

Thank you for following our protocols to help ensure the health and safety of our faculty and participants. While SCBWI Florida has COVID-19 precautions and procedures established for our events, please know that you assume all risks associated with attending any in-person gathering.

 

 

*POLICY FOR MINIMIZING COVID RISK FROM SCBWI HEADQUARTERS:

To minimize the risk of Covid-19 at all SCBWI in-person events with more than 25 attendees, event organizers are required to implement one of the following attendance policies:

   

•  Require attendees to submit proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative PCR test taken no earlier than three days prior to the event, as a condition of attendance. Proof of vaccination or negative PCR test must be provided no later than three days prior to the event, or limit in-person attendance to those who provide proof of vaccination prior to the event, while also providing a virtual component of the event that allows those who are not vaccinated to participate.

 

At any SCBWI in-person event, regardless of the number of attendees, organizers must offer each attendee a free disposable mask, provide hand sanitizing stations throughout the event area, and post this policy in its entirety in areas visible to attendees.

 

Comments regarding this policy should be directed to SCBWI headquarters by emailing covidpolicy@scbwi.org. Include your name and contact information in order to receive a response.