CAIA is committed to language justice and access. We demonstrate this commitment throughout this conference by creating multilingual spaces.
Code of Conduct
Health and Safety
We are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone at CAIA 2023. CAIA’s COVID policy is based on current factors. As we get closer to June 2023, we may need to make adjustments based on the venue’s policy and/or local/state/federal mandates.
We acknowledge the many communities that we are connected to and caring for. We understand that gathering in person can heighten exposure and risk of spreading the COVID 19 virus. Also, many of us and our loved ones are essential workers, are immunocompromised, are living in multi-generational households, and have other factors that put us at higher risk of transmission or harm. We are implementing the following practices to prioritize our collective wellness while we are together and that of the folks we will be with after the conference.
As of January 2023:
· We encourage attendees to have vaccinations and boosters but will not be conducting verification for attendance.*
· We recommend self-testing prior to attending CAIA 2023.
· Masks are encouraged but are optional. CAIA will have masks available on-site.
· We will be meeting in a large, well-ventilated space with outdoor access. We will spend a lot of time in smaller groups. While we will host as many of our meals outdoors as possible (we are eating outside?? Then it goes on to say meals will be indoor ->), please note that our meals and sessions will be in shared indoor space with other groups on site.
· Each person should develop their own care plan in the event that they test positive (e.g. how to isolate; care options from community/family members). We ask if you develop symptoms (cough, fever, chills, etc.) or do not feel well during the convening, to isolate, test immediately and refrain from activities until symptoms resolve.
· If you feel sick before your trip, we request that you cancel your participation and stay home. If you begin to feel sick during the convening, we ask that you stay in your room and notify Marci Whitman email@example.com. We will help to coordinate your plan for care.
*Policy is subject to change based on local/state/federal requirements.
Cancellation for COVID
Attendees may cancel their registration by May 22, 2023, for a refund less $15. CAIA is not responsible for any fees or reimbursements for such expenses as flight, transportation, hotel reservations, time off from work, etc.
In the event CAIA is canceled due to COVID restrictions at the local/state/federal level, CAIA is not responsible for any fees or reimbursements for such expenses as flight, transportation, hotel reservations, time off from work, etc.
Questions to consider for your care plan are below.
· What’s your plan if you test positive?
· Would you need an extended stay at the hotel?
· Is there someone from your family/community that would travel to be with you to provide care?(e.g. a sibling would fly in, get a hotel room, and manage meals/care and travel back home).
Resources available onsite:
· Complimentary face masks
· Quarantine support and/or alternate travel will be provided should anyone test positive at the convening.
· Mayo Clinic Covid19 Travel Advice
· CDC When to Stay Home: Calculating Quarantine & Isolation in Positive Case and/or Exposure
We invite folks into a practice of mutual care and shared agreements to support the health and well-being of our people, and to be part of a collective public health effort to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.