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COVID-19 Statement

EAST COVID-19 Statement for the EAST Seminar

EAST is committed to the well-being of the EAST staff and all individuals within the EAST network. EAST will take the following precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 during EAST Seminar events and activities.

  1. Event attendees have the option to participate Live (in person) or On-Demand (access to video library), and they can change their registration choice through July 9, 2021. Contact the events team at events@EASTstaff.org for last-minute registration accommodations related to COVID-19.
  2. Cleaning and sanitizing stations will be strategically located around the facility, including cleaning wipes, sanitizer, and masks for use by attendees.
  3. Masks are required for staff and guests while indoors unless when eating or drinking.
  4. Physical distancing guidelines require that attendees remain at least 6 feet apart, and these will be maintained in session rooms and common areas.
  5. Staggered break times will be used to reduce crowds in restrooms and near the beverage and snack stations.
  6. Plated meals will be offered for lunches and easy grab-and-go snacks will be provided for breaks.
  7. Touchless payment options will be used for registration and the gear store.
  8. Upon arrival, attendees will have the opportunity to select one of three colored wristbands representing their level of comfort with social contact.
  9. Event staff and attendees will monitor their health and not attend EAST Seminar if they:
    1. Are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.
    2. Have tested positive for COVID-19 or are waiting for COVID-19 test results.
    3. Have been identified as a close contact and are within the required quarantine as defined by the CDC. Exceptions include:
      1. Persons who have been fully vaccinated within the last three (3) months and show no symptoms of COVID-19.
      2. Those who have had COVID-19 within the previous 3 months, have recovered, and remain without COVID-19 symptoms.

For internal contract tracing purposes or to report positive COVID-19 cases and potential exposure to others, please contact Melanie Ridlon, EAST’s HR representative, at 501.371.5017 or melanie@EASTstaff.org.