2022 Annual Meeting Conference Health + Safety Protocols

For Health. For Well-Being. MOMENTUM.

The LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware Annual Meeting + EXPO is an exciting opportunity for leaders across the aging services field, to join together after a uniquely challenging time for our field. We are thrilled to be back in-person this year and we commit to providing an experience that combines what you love about connecting with your peers as well as the precautions that reflect the reality of COVID-19. The health and safety of our participants and the people who they serve is our top priority, which is why we wanted to alert you to some important policies that will be enforced at our event.

COVID-19 Vaccination Is Required 
In order to best protect our participants, we are requiring all attendees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. We strongly encourage you to make sure you are up to date with COVID booster shots.

We’re partnering with Accushield, our verified health screening partner. All registrants will receive communication from our health screening partner containing instructions to attest in our Vaccine Verification Portal. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered on a one-off basis. Any and all exemption requests should be sent to ibeck@leadingagenjde.org in writing.

As a reminder, participants are considered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) to be “fully vaccinated” two weeks after the second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. CDC recommends that individuals stay “up to date” by receiving any additional doses they are eligible for, according to CDC’s recommendations, to ensure they have optimal protection against COVID-19.

CDC Definition of “Up to Date”:

  • An individual who has completed a primary series and received a booster is up to date.
  • An individual who has completed a primary series and is not yet eligible for a booster is up to date.
  • An individual who has completed a primary series and is eligible for a booster but has not received the booster is not up to date.

Masks are Required Indoors and Where Social Distancing is Not Possible
Mask wearing is required indoors and where social distancing is not possible, unless attendees are actively eating or drinking. Please note that masks should be covering your mouth and nose.

We Cannot Guarantee Personal Dietary Requests
We will do our best to accommodate personal dietary requests – please direct any and all requests to Ivy (ibeck@leadingagenjde.org) ASAP or no later than May 23rd.

Each participant is responsible for ensuring that their personal dietary needs are met at the event and related activities.  While we are happy to provide any participant requests to our host property, LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware has no way of ensuring host property compliance or regulating host property kitchen activities.

LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) while attending the LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware Event (the “Event”) or any related activities. You acknowledge and understand that because you have chosen to voluntarily attend the Event, you may be increasing your risk of contracting COVID-19.  By choosing to attend in person, you understand the hazards of COVID-19 and acknowledge that you are familiar with all the CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. Notwithstanding the risks associated with COVID-19, which you readily acknowledge, you hereby willingly and voluntarily choose to attend the Event. You acknowledge and knowingly, voluntarily and fully assume the risk of illness, injury or death or other potential damages to yourself and/or to any family members and/or others that you may come in contact with related to COVID-19 arising from your being on the premises and/or attending the Event.  You further agree to at all times adhere to and follow all mask wearing and social distancing requirements of the sponsor site for the event, or as required by law. You agree that if you are experiencing any symptoms or illness whatsoever, you will not attend the Event.  In addition, you acknowledge that it is your sole responsibility to ensure that your personal dietary needs are met at the Event and that LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware cannot ensure host property compliance or regulate host property kitchen activities.  You do hereby release and forever discharge and hold harmless LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware, its successors, assigns, directors, officers, employees, agents, members, attorneys and representatives from any and all liability, claims causes of action or demands of whatever kind and nature, in law or in equity (including but not limited to those arising from and/or relating to COVID-19 and/or those arising from and/or relating to personal dietary needs), that may arise from attending the Event and related activities.