COVID-19 Protection Policy

COVID-19 Information

As the world continues to make positive strides to end COVID-19, we want to do our part by continuing to aid in the reduction of the spread. We look forward to meeting in Monterey, CA safely. We will be implementing a series of policies and procedures to ensure that we keep our attendees and staff safe while still providing a fun and engaging conference experience where our community can reconnect after a long period of separation.

We are monitoring the ongoing developments and policy changes and will follow policies and safety precautions in place at the time of the conference. We are working closely with the Monterey Plaza Hotel, our sponsors and staff to ensure we provide a safe environment that meets local, state, building, and CDC procedures.

As we get closer to the date of the retreat, we will provide updates via this website and email communications. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to our staff with any questions.

For the health and well being of all attendees, sponsors, speakers, and staff (participants), COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged for all MCOR21 attendees. As part of the registration process, all attendees will be asked to attest they will be fully-vaccinated (14 days past one dose of J&J, or 14 days past second dose of Pfizer/Moderna) by November 8, 2021. Attendees will also be asked to show proof of vaccination (physical vaccination card or photo) at registration in order to pick up their MCOR21 badge.

All non-vaccinated participants will be required to wear masks at all times during indoor functions, or outdoors when in close proximity to others, unless a designated speaker, panelist, or engaged in dining activities. Exempt from this requirement are any individuals who attest with a documented medical condition or disability from their physician that prevents wearing a mask (per current California regulations).

It is recommended that all attendees come prepared with masks should local, state, or federal mandates change during the course of the event. N95s are highly recommended due to the transmissibility of the Delta and Lambda variants.

Please note, at any given time, should local, state, or federal regulations change related to COVID-19 mandates, the NGCOA will adjust this policy as permitted.