On July 27, high transmission rates of the COVID-19 Delta variant prompted the CDC to issue new guidance stating that fully vaccinated people should wear masks in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. In accordance with this new guidance, NFDA highly encourages all Leadership Conference attendees to wear masks during indoor events. Charleston County, South Carolina, the location of our event, is currently an area of “high transmission.”
As NFDA has resumed hosting in-person events, we have been mindful of your health and safety. NFDA is committed to following guidance issued by federal, state and local government agencies and/or event venues.
We know that wearing masks is uncomfortable but appreciate you doing your part to keep your fellow event participants safe. Should you need one, NFDA will have extra masks available.
All attendees will be required to strictly comply with any safe practices required by government agencies and/or the venue where the Conference will be held, including, but not limited to wearing facemasks, maintaining social distancing and following the instructions of NFDA and hotel staff. By registering for the Conference, each attendee acknowledges and assumes the risk of being exposed to COVID-19.
You may not attend Conference events if you have at the time of the event or anytime within 14 days before the event any of the following symptoms: a cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, flu-like symptoms, gastrointestinal upset or experienced a loss of taste or smell.
NFDA strongly recommends that attendees at the Leadership Conference be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to attending the Conference. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that is easily spread by person-to-person contact, especially in indoor areas with multiple attendees. Participating in NFDA’s Conference could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19, especially for those who are not fully vaccinated.