COVID-19 Guidelines for ALTA44

COVID-19 Guidelines for ALTA44

Last updated 8.26.2021

At ALTA, we recognize that guidelines around COVID-19 may change as the public health situation fluctuates. Please refer to this page for our most recent guidelines. 

Attendance at in-person conference events at the Marriott (including the keynote address and seminars and roundtables) will be capped for the purposes of social distancing. We expect that all attendees will be vaccinated at the time of the meeting who are able to be vaccinated, but proof of vaccination will not be required to attend the conference. The CDC guidelines are now recommending that all people (regardless of vaccination status) wear face coverings in public spaces. Assuming this stays true for the week of the conference, we will be requiring face coverings while inside the conference venue. Like you, we look forward to the day when these precautions are no longer necessary. Until then, we will comply with CDC guidelines in order to keep our attendees, friends, Board, staff, and volunteers safe and healthy. Thank you for joining us in that effort!

Attendees should stay home if they have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or if they have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19.

By attending any portion of ALTA’s 2021 in-person conference in Tucson, attendees acknowledge all of the risks associated with the contagious and evolving nature of COVID-19, and accept sole responsibility for any expense, liability, illness, injury, harm, or loss related to contracting the virus while traveling to/from and attending the ALTA conference. Attendees agree to release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless ALTA’s staff, Board, volunteers, contractors, partners, participants, and representatives from all claims of any kind arising out of COVID-19. 

In the event of a positive test result, ALTA staff will conduct contact tracing by emailing all conference attendees to notify them. Attendees agree to contact the appropriate authorities within one day, in the event that they test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the conference, for the purposes of contact tracing.

You can also read about the Marriott's pandemic-related protocols and practices on their website. We greatly appreciate your patience as we navigate the circumstances of this year, and hope you will join us this fall in whatever way it makes sense for you.

Additional Resources

The University of Arizona's COVID-19 Updates: https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates

The University of Arizona's COVID-19 Response web page: https://covid19.arizona.edu/

The University of Arizona Campus Health: https://health.arizona.edu/healthalerts

Download "Covid Watch," the University of Arizona’s anonymous exposure notification app: https://covid19.arizona.edu/covidwatch

Contact tracing in Pima County: https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=580745

The University of Arizona's COVID-19 Dashboard: https://covid19.arizona.edu/dashboard

Pima County Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/426baca70718453a9f63a4f85e545d8b