Health & Safety

The coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World HealthOrganization. COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious. People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms and therefore spread the disease. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death.

The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO) considers the health and safety of all attending the 2022 National Conference as our top priority. We are committed to taking measures to mitigate risk and expect attendees to be accountable for safe conduct while attending this event.

This document will continue to evolve as relevant and may include measures such as face coverings, social distancing, sanitizing stations and visual safety reminders, among others.  NAITCO will continue to monitor and adjust as necessary.

By attending the 2022 NAITCO National Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY you will be asked to participate in and agree to abide by certain health-and-safety protocols implemented onsite while attending the event. This may include, but is not limited to, wearing a face covering when required by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or venue, providing vaccine status or proof of a negative PCR test (if required by venue), adhering to social distance protocols, and following relevant guidance provided by the CDC and state and local orders.

We expect all attendees to comply with the following guidelines:

Before Leaving Home

  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local orders.  
  • Adhere to government issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the region you will be traveling to and the region you are traveling from.
  • Evaluate your own health and that of people you are in close contact with; contact the meeting/event organizers if you have concerns or believe you may have been exposed to Covid-19.
  • Stay home if you feel sick or are experiencing any symptoms of illness.   Refer to the CDC website for the current list of symptoms.

On-site During the Event

Follow relevant guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local orders for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including:

Adhere to social distance protocols put in place by the event organizers and respect others’ personal space.

  • Notify the event staff or NAITCO staff at any time if you feel unwell or are experiencing any covid symptoms. Refer to the CDC website for the current list of symptoms.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Throw used tissues in the trash immediately.