ConGregate 8

COVID-19 Safety Rules

Also see our community health recommendations.

The following rules will very likely be in place during the 2022 convention.

COVID-19 Safety Rules *

1. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test - administered by a medical professional (outside of your home) no more than 5 days prior to the convention, are required to pick up your badge for the convention.

2. Try to maintain a safe distance from other people, whenever possible (please do not block walk spaces)

3. Masking requirements will depend on current COIVD-19 cases and on government regulations. Currently, most metropolitan counties in NC have removed mask mandates in indoor facilities. However, with cases slowly on the rise, we are beginning see some masking requirements re-emerge in the area.  Additionally, we fully support masking by any attendee – in any convention location, at any time. We particularly encourage anyone who is at higher risk of severe illness to wear a mask at all times for their own protection.

4. Guest speakers may remove their masks if they are on a panel (or other event) if social distancing can be maintained

5. Hand sanitizer will be available on the food and beverage tables in the ConSuite. We ask that you use it prior to picking up anything.

* Under the definition provided by law, ConGregate is considered to be a private event

Some of the other safety precautions being taken:

  1. Electronics will be sanitized after each use at registration, and contactless payment has been set up via Zettle.
  2. ConSuite will have individually packaged items (no large bowls of chips)
  3. We will close down the ConSuite every few hours, for about 30 minutes, to clean and sanitize
  4. We plan to sanitize microphones in the ballrooms
  5. The hotel will sanitize high touch areas throughout the day

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