Health and Safety Policy

The health and safety of Greater & Greener participants as it relates to COVID-19 is our first priority. Organizers of Greater & Greener will follow recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local authorities, and the conference venue to the extent practicable. These requirements and guidelines apply to all in-person attendees, staff, exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and speakers, regardless of your registration date. These policies are subject to change and all registered individuals of Greater & Greener will be notified.

COVID-19 Policy

as of 1/11/2022

 

Conference attendees are required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated prior to attending the conference.1

All conference attendees will be required to upload the results of a COVID-19 test, administered by a healthcare provider 2, no earlier than 72 hours prior to arrival at the conference venue (Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown).3

Registrants will be notified by email, in advance of the conference, of the procedures to submit documentation along with other health and safety requirements provided by a third-party vendor employed to manage this process on our behalf.

As an additional precaution, face coverings are required in all indoor Greater & Greener conference gathering spaces and events as well as conference-provided transportation (e.g., buses). Recommended face coverings include N95, KN95, and surgical masks. Attendees who do not comply with mask protocols will be prohibited from attending. Outdoor events and gatherings will be governed by local regulations.

A daily health screening will be conducted at designated access points to the conference. This will include an app-based questionnaire and may also include a temperature check.

Please be mindful. Use available hand sanitizing stations and wash your hands frequently.

If you are not feeling well or are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, you should not attend the conference in person. Please contact the Conference Coordinator at coordinator@greatergreener.org to notify us of non-attendance and refund policy.

 

1 Organizers of Greater & Greener will be working with a certified healthcare vendor to manage all aspects of our health and safety requirements. Prior to the start of the conference, registrants will be emailed about the procedures to upload proof of vaccination. As of 1/11/2022, to ensure adequate time for an immune response to occur, a person is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after completion of a two-dose mRNA series or one dose of the Janssen vaccine

2 As of 1/11/2022, a healthcare provider, for these purposes, is defined as a physician or a COVID-19 testing site.

3 As of 1/11/2022, a PCR test administered by a healthcare professional is required. As we monitor the situation, and in conjunction with our healthcare vendor, acceptable alternative tests and testing methods may become available. We will notify all registrants of testing options.

Documentation

Acceptable proof of vaccination is an official CDC Vaccination card with all information (name/date/dose details) A negative PCR Test that shows valid details (name/date/location of vaccination and medical results).

Resources

About COVID-19 | CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/about-covid-19.html

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19

Find local no-cost vaccination sites here: https://www.vaccines.gov/search/

Getting tested for COVID-19

Find local no-cost testing sites here: https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html

 

Philadelphia Resources

Where to get a COVID-19 vaccine: phila.gov/vaccine

Where to find COVID-19 testing: phila.gov/testing

City’s COVID-19 homepage: phila.gov/covid-19