2022 Workplace Summit Health & Safety Information
Our first responsibility is to you, our attendees, speakers, partners and team – we are 100% committed to your health and safety. As such, we’re putting plans in place for our safe return to an in-person Summit, while providing the exciting features we have been able to include virtually with our e-pass programming.
All in-person attendees (including speakers and O&E staff) participating in the 2022 Workplace Summit will be required to adhere to the below Health & Safety protocols and should review all the following information before arriving to the event. We strongly recommend that you periodically check this page for updated information as the situation evolves and information changes.
We are working closely with our partners in Las Vegas, NV and The Mirage, as we follow all federal, state, local and CDC guidelines. Furthermore, we are drawing on the experiences from a wildly successful 2022 Executive Forum and our national and global industry partners for best practices.
This health and safety page is designed to guide attendees and provide the best experience possible, one where you can safely and effectively participate in the 2022 Workplace Summit. We hope the health and safety protocols, resources, and FAQ outlined below assist you in planning your event experience and understanding Out & Equal’s expectations.
We cannot wait to welcome you to Las Vegas for the 2022 Workplace Summit!
Kiera Jackson (she/her)
Director of Events
Out & Equal
COVID Policies and Mandates
The O&E team is actively monitoring COVID-19 and Monkeypox (MPX) health risks and will be following guidelines set forth by state, federal, and local governments. As the state of public health information is fluid, we encourage attendees to frequently check this page frequently, as policies and mandates are subject to change.
What to Watch Out For
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, and myalgias. Other non-specific symptoms, such as sore throat, nasal congestion, headache, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, have also been reported. Loss of smell (anosmia) or loss of taste (ageusia) preceding the onset of respiratory symptoms has also been reported.
Symptoms of Monkeypox include a rash that can initially look like pimples or blisters and may be painful or itchy. Other symptoms include chills, swollen lymph nodes, exhaustion, muscle aches and backache, headache, and respiratory issues (e.g. sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough).
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
All in-person attendees (including speakers and Out & Equal staff) are required to be up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations. In other words, you should have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended.
For those who are unable to have the vaccine, we will accept a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 48 hours of arrival to the 2022 Workplace Summit, which should be uploaded to the CLEAR by HealthPass.
MPX Vaccination Policy
A monkeypox vaccine regime is not required or available in all jurisdictions. If you meet public health or clinician recommendations for vaccination, Out & Equal encourages you to do so.
Masks are not required but encouraged during the 2022 Workplace Summit. Out & Equal is actively monitoring federal, state, local and CDC guidelines and will update attendees on any changes.
Best Practices Before Arrival
- Ensure you are symptom-free. If you feel sick with any symptoms of COVID-19 or MPX, please contact a doctor, stay home, and isolate according to CDC recommendations.https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/coronavirus-self-checker.html
- Check your flight and travel arrangements frequently for airline and country-specific requirements, as these may change.
- If you are traveling internationally, current U.S. travel policies require you to show proof of vaccination before boarding.
- At Summit, attendees will also be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (via the CLEAR Health Pass mobile app) before being admitted to the conference. To save time, complete your CLEAR verification prior to arrival.
- Importantly, the CLEAR app will verify vaccination for attendees that had their COVID-19 vaccination administered in North America. Those who had their vaccination administered outside of North America will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination along with a legal, government issued photo-identification.
- For those who are unable to have the vaccine, Health Pass by CLEAR will accept a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 48 hours of arrival to the 2022 Workplace Summit.
How to Protect Yourself During the Event
- Complete a daily self-assessment of COVID-19 and MPX symptoms.
- Wear a facemask (or respirator) that is NIOSH-certified, or meets an equivalent international standard for particulate filtration.
- Social distance as much as possible.
- Wash your hands, or use hand-sanitizer, frequently.
- Avoid touching your face—especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid venues where close, skin-to-skin contact can occur.
What to Do if You Are Sick
- If you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 or MPX, we ask that you do not attend Summit.
- If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or MPX after you arrive, we ask that isolate in your hotel room and contact a physician.
- MGM (The Mirage) Health & Safety
- CDC General Guidelines
- CDC Travel Guidelines
- CDC Masks Homepage
- CDC Guide to Masks
If you have any questions about our health and safety measures or how you can best prepare, reach out to our team.