NASN HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

NASN protocols are subject to change.

Should changes be made, a notification will be sent to all registered participants.

Protocols last updated: April 29, 2022

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all NASN2022 participants. Our decisions and preventive measures will be guided by the requirements and recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and federal, state, and local health authorities. We are working with the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on implementing preventive measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus at NASN2022.

PROOF OF VACCINATION PROTOCOL

Proof of up to date, full vaccination against COVID-19 is required to attend all NASN2022 events, sessions, and exhibits at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. All attendees, staff, vendors, exhibitors, and guests must submit proof of vaccination in order to attend the NASN in-person conference.

NASN is seeking a technology solution to verify your proof of full vaccination once you submit it. When the solution is available, NASN will notify participants with instructions.

“Full vaccination” required: A person is fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving all recommended doses in the primary series of their COVID-19 vaccination.

"Up to date" required: A person is up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination if they have received all recommended doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time. (CDC, 2022)

A negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted in lieu of full vaccination. In addition, medical or religious exemptions will not be accepted.

Updated (04/29/2022)

MASKING AT THE HYATT REGENCY ATLANTA

The Atlanta Hyatt follows CDC masking guidelines. Due to the low COVID-19 community level, masks are not required for anyone on the property. NASN requests face coverings for our guests.

ONSITE HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES

  • Socially distanced seating options will be provided in all venues.
  • Small spaces, such as restrooms and elevators, may have a posted maximum capacity to avoid overcrowding. Please respect the posted limits.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the conference hall. Please make sure to use these regularly during the conference.
  • Food and beverages will be pre-packaged or served by a gloved attendant.

PARTICIPANT RESPONSIBILITIES

The responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment is shared among all attendees, staff, vendors, exhibitors, and guests. All will be expected to adhere to and abide by the safety precautions NASN is implementing to protect against the spread of COVID-19, even if you have been vaccinated.

As part of your responsibilities, you should not attend NASN2022 if you:

  • are experiencing, or within the 10 days prior, have experienced signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • believe that you may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.
  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by the health care team responsible for your treatment.

EXTERNAL RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Symptoms of COVID-19

Georgia Department of Health

City of Atlanta Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response

Hyatt Regency Atlanta: Global Care and Cleanliness Commitment