Health and Safety
ALC2023 Health and Safety Hub
Welcome to the ALC2023 Health and Safety Hub. This page will be updated with information about NHPCO’s plans for health and safety policies for attendees, exhibitors, faculty, and staff at ALC2023.
The last update to this page was made in September 2023.
Health and Safety at ALC2023
NHPCO strongly recommends all attendees, exhibitors, and NHPCO staff comply with travel guidelines issued by the CDC when traveling to Little Rock, Arkansas. We expect all attendees will think carefully about any risk they may pose to others and to make informed choices about their travel as well as onsite and external engagement.
Before Leaving Home
- Follow relevant guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), or your local health authority.
- CDC Exposure Information and CDC Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19 Information
- Adhere to government-issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the region you will be travelling to (City of Little Rock specific information), and the region you are traveling from.
- Evaluate your own health and that of people you are in close contact with. If you have any symptoms, we ask that you please stay home. Review CDC COVID symptom information. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to adjust your registration from in-person to on-demand and refund the difference.
- Visit the CDC website for information on how you can get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Onsite During the Event
- Currently, based on CDC Guidance masking is not required.
- Frequently wash your hands or utilize hand sanitation stations placed strategically throughout the conference space. The venues will provide enhanced cleaning throughout the conference space, but it’s up to you to keep your hands clean.
- Avoid handshaking. Elbow bumps, shaka signs, sign-language waves, and the Namaste are highly encouraged!
- Attendee/audience seating may be modified to allow for compliance with reduced capacity guidelines, and room sets may be modified to accommodate increased spacing.
- The Little Rock Marriott and Statehouse Convention Center associates are expected to follow the CDC recommendations for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases. These include:
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- NHPCO will incorporate best practices for on-site networking events. We will offer robust opportunities to engage with your peers and colleagues onsite, with modifications to traditional event settings that help mitigate risks.
- In an abundance of caution, consider working remotely for a few days post-conference and testing before returning to in-person team interaction as symptoms may develop later.
Health and safety measures implemented by NHPCO prior to the event are subject to change. Any violations of the Attendee Health & Safety Policy may result in prohibiting entry to the event or removal from the event.