IPRA will follow the guidelines developed by the National Recreation and Park Association that follows federal, state and local guidelines set for in-person gatherings as well as recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Attendees can anticipate with the following requirements:
The Horizon Convention Center will be doing the following:
The Horizon Convention Center has the following safety procedures/equipment in place:
IPRA will require a negative COVID-19 test, conducted by a health facility within 72 hours of attendee arrival/check-in at the conference OR proof of vaccination, for all attendees, staff, exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, volunteers and speakers, regardless of your registration date.
To expedite this process, IPRA is attempting to contract with a third party provider that would allow attendees to upload their vaccination cards or negative PCR Test results to a link that would be emailed to all attendees and participants prior to arriving at the convention center. A third-party health screening vendor will then verify the submitted information prior to the event. If an attendee does not wish to upload their information or forgets in advance, they can show proof onsite as well.
Based on guidance from the CDC, State and local health officials, Health Care Check Stations may be placed in the convention center.
Acceptable proof of vaccination is an official CDC Vaccination card with all information (name/date/dose details) OR a negative PCR Test that shows valid details (name/date/location of vaccination and medical results).
According to the CDC website: “Given what we know about the Delta variant, vaccine effectiveness, and current vaccine coverage, layered prevention strategies, such as wearing masks, are needed to reduce the transmission of this variant.”
Therefore, IPRA is implementing the following health and safety protocols*:
IPRA will make every effort to ensure these health and safety measures are followed at the conference to keep everyone safe and healthy. However, IPRA cannot guarantee that its attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19. We ask all attendees to do their part by taking personal responsibility and remaining vigilant about their own health, including:
If you are not feeling well or are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, you should not attend the conference in person. If you become ill during the conference, please notify an IPRA staff person.