Health and Safety Policy

The health and safety of Greater & Greener participants as it relates to COVID-19 is our 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 5/6/2022

 

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 are notified by email, in advance of the conference, of the procedures to submit documentation along with other health and safety requirements provided by the Ardian Group, a third-party health screening technologies company, employed to manage health and safety standards for Greater & Greener. The email will also detail testing options for your convenience.4 If you do not receive this email, contact the lead conference coordinator at coordinator@greatergreener.org

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 a designated access point to the conference.

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 the Ardian Group, a certified healthcare technologies 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 5/6/2022, 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 5/6/2022, a healthcare provider, for these purposes, is defined as a COVID-19 testing site, physician, or pharmacy certified to administer a COVID-19 test.

3 As of 5/6/2022, a PCR or antigen test administered by a healthcare professional is required; self-administered home tests are not acceptable unless arranged through the ADL Health where testing is conducted virtually and results verified. All conference participants will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to purchase these kits and how to use these kits for a virtually proctored session.

4 You may choose to test locally at a testing site, a physician’s office, or a local pharmacy. You may also order a virtually proctored home kist through ADL Health, our lab partner. This is the only home testing option permitted; home test kits purchased locally are not acceptable! Please refer to the email sent.

Documentation

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

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