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Event Health & Safety Protocols

Social Distance

Our goal is to hold a safe event, recognizing it is not possible to remove all risks, in particular concerning COVID-19. We intend to make every effort to provide a safe environment. In order to do so, please see the NASW-Illinois Chapter Event Health and Safety Protocols below.


Currently, there is no requirement to provide proof of vaccination for events. Under limited circumstances, registrants may be asked to wear a mask and will receive notification via e-mail.

In addition, registrants will be required to consent to a waiver of liability related to COVID.

The NASW-Illinois Chapter will monitor applicable state and local requirements and public health recommendations and update the policies below as appropriate to best protect the health and safety of attendees. Please check this webpage periodically for updates.

COVID-19 Attestation Requirement
All registrants must attest that they are either (1) up to date on their COVID vaccinations (as defined by the CDC), or (2) if they are not up to date, that they will take an antigen (rapid) test within 48 hours of the event and refrain from attending if testing positive. Under current CDC guidelines, being up to date means one has completed the primary vaccination series and has received the most recent booster dose recommended by the CDC. All registrants are strongly encouraged to be up to date on their vaccinations.

Mask Requirement

Under CDC guidance, persons in areas with designated “high” COVID-19 community levels are encouraged to wear a mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status. If at the time of the event, the community level is high where the venue is located, registrants will be required to wear a mask indoors. Registrants will be notified via email prior to the Event if masks will be required.

Other Precautions
Registrants will be expected to take reasonable precautions to reduce the risk of COVID transmission and to behave responsibly. We ask all registrants to be vigilant in monitoring their health. If you have COVID or suspect you may be infected but do not yet have test results, please do not attend the event. For information on preventing the spread of the virus to others, see the CDC guidance on isolation and precautions for people with COVID. Also, if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID, please follow the CDC guidance on precautions to take after exposure.

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