Health & Safety Protocols

National FCCLA considers the health and safety of all who attend the 2021 National Leadership Conference including our attendees, staff, partners, exhibitors, and on-site vendors/service providers as our top priority. We are committed to facilitating optimal health and safety conditions throughout our event as described below.

All attendees will be required to complete a Safety Agreement and Waiver Form and provide it upon arrival at the conference. Attendees under 18 must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver. This form can be found in the 2021 NLC Forms listed under resources.

2021 NLC Health Safety Preparedness Plan

FCCLA is preparing the 2021 National Leadership Conference (NLC) in-person experience so that all attendees on site remain safe, healthy, and comfortable throughout the event.

We are monitoring the COVID-19 status and are in constant contact with the Omni Nashville team and local authorities. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for recommendations on how to protect yourself against COVID-19. You can also review the current health and safety protocols for Nashville and Davidson County here, as well as, the Omni Hotel & Resorts Safe & Clean standards found here

FCCLA is committed to the health and safety of all attendees while on site for the 2021 NLC. All attendees (advisers, state staff, students, guests, vendors, etc) will be required to complete the FCCLA Personal Commitment and Waiver Form that will be due upon arrival at the FCCLA Registration Desk before admittance into the conference and conference name badge distribution.

The safety and health of all those attending in-person is our top priority. This plan is a living document that will continue to evolve as the venue and local protocols change:

  • Room Reservations
    • All guests staying in rooms within the FCCLA hotel block must register for the conference. Guests that are not registered for the conference are not permitted to be housed in the FCCLA room block.
    • Every guest in every room must be listed on the room roster for all necessary health checks and contact tracing.
    • All attendees must stay in the FCCLA contracted hotel(s) in order to attend any portion of the in-person conference.
  • Name Badges

    Name badges must be worn at all times. A conference name badge is necessary to be permitted into the conference area. Name badges will be picked up at the registration desk at pre-registered appointment times.

  • Masks will be required on site at all times
    • Attendees must wear a non-vented properly fitted face mask throughout all sessions and in public areas.
    • A reusable mask will be available for purchase at the FCCLA Store if one is needed.
    • The face mask must cover your mouth and nose at all times.
    • Gator-style masks and bandannas/scarves are not acceptable face coverings at any time during the conference.
  • Hand Sanitizer
    • Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned throughout the meeting space.
    • Hand sanitizer bottles will be located in each meeting room.
    • Personal-sized hand sanitizers are recommended to carry with you at all times.
  • Social Distancing
    • All attendees will be required to observe the social distancing rules established by the venue and local authorities at the time of the event.
    • All room sets will be based on the social distancing requirements at the time of the event.
    • Follow the signage and floor decals set forth to reinforce social distancing throughout the conference, including room and hallway directional signs, entrance/exit signs, line spacing, and other safety reminders.
  • Food & Beverage

    No food or drinks will be permitted in the conference area or meeting rooms at any time.

  • Daily Health Checks
    • All attendees will be required to submit a daily wellness check and display the conference health check pass visually each day to enter the conference area.
    • Attendees will receive a different color sticker every morning to confirm they have been cleared to participate.
  • Before You Arrive
    • If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms or come in contact with anyone with a confirmed COVID positive test within 6 days prior to arriving on site, please stay home and attend the conference virtually.
      • Fever (temperature over 100.4 F)
      • Loss of taste or smell
      • Dry cough
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Sore throat
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing
      • Nausea or vomiting or diarrhea
    • Sign and accept the FCCLA Personal Commitment and Waiver Form found on the National FCCLA website. This form will be required before receiving name badge and registration materials.
    • Ensure you and the attendees you are responsible for are listed on your housing reservations.
    • Pack your face masks and personal hand sanitizer.
  • During the Conference
    • Do your daily health checks before arriving on site at the conference area.
    • Wear face masks at all times while in the conference area, meeting rooms, and public spaces.
    • No hugs or handshakes permitted. Consider elbow bumps, foot taps, or air hugs instead.
    • Follow all signs for hallway directions, entrance/exits, and line spacing.
    • Stay socially distant from one another in conference area, meeting rooms, and public spaces.
    • Wash your hands often and cover your cough or sneeze.
    • Daily disinfecting will take place to sanitize restrooms and frequently touched public areas.
    • Feeling sick unexpectedly? Do not come to the conference area and seek medical attention immediately to get a COVID-19 test. You will be required to quarantine in your room until a negative test result is provided. If sharing a room, all roommates will also be required to quarantine in the room and secure a negative COVID-19 test before being admitted back into conference activities.

Any attendee who does not follow the guidelines set forth above will be required to return their name badge and leave the conference immediately at their own expense.

NOTE: These policies and protocols are subject to change and all registered attendees will be required to follow protocols as they are finalized before or during the conference.

For any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to meetings@fcclainc.org.

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