Attendance at In-Person Events and/or Activities Under COVID-19 Restrictions
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered many aspects of everyday life, especially in the field of education. This includes the ability of the OJJDP ICAC Training Providers to carry out in-person training and technical assistance through events and/or activities. While each training provider has developed a wide-range of online training opportunities, we continue to receive requests for in-person trainings, technical assistance, meetings, and/or consultations (“events and/or activities”). We understand that potential health risks could result from exposure to individuals who have contracted COVID-19. As a result, we are committed to following current CDC guidelines in place as of the date of the event and/or activity to create a safe environment for all participants, including our staff, students, and instructors.
COVID-19 Statement and Acknowledgement of Participant ResponsibilityThe OJJDP ICAC Training Providers cannot prevent anyone from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in in-person events and/or activities. Therefore, if you choose to participate, you acknowledge that you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.
Prior to coming to any event and/or activity, you agree that you will evaluate yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 or other respiratory illness. If you have any of the following symptoms, you will withdraw yourself from the event and/or activity and notify the training provider immediately. You also agree, and commit that you will not attend any portion of the event and/or activity if you are experiencing, or have recently experienced, symptoms of COVID-19, or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 within the 14-day period preceding the event and/or activity.
The CDC’s current list of symptoms for COVID-19 are:
- Fever of 100.4 or greater or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
As a participant, you are responsible for your own healthcare needs and also agree to pay for any and all medical costs that you may incur while participating in our events and/or activities.
As a participant, you acknowledge and understand that any of the OJJDP Training Providers may, but are not obligated to, take any actions they consider to be warranted under the circumstances regarding your health and safety, including the postponement, cancellation, or early termination of an event and/or activity. Further, you as a participant agrees to pay all expenses relating to these actions and release the OJJDP Training Provider from any liability for any actions taken.
As a participant you acknowledge and understand that the OJJDP Training Provider has taken the necessary precautions within its control to ensure that the event and/or activity venue follows CDC, state, and local guidelines with respect to social distancing and sanitizing of the event/activity space. You also acknowledge that you are responsible for providing your own face masks and any other personal protective equipment (PPE) that you may want to utilize during the event/activity.
By registering for and confirming your attendance at any in-person event and/or activity, you as a participant acknowledge and agree that you will follow the guidelines established by the host agency, venue and OJJDP Training Provider and that failure to do so may result in your being forced to leave the event and/or activity.
Repeated non-compliance may result in a communication to your supervisor and or agency head to request assistance with your removal from the event/activity. You also agree and acknowledge that neither you nor your agency will receive a refund for any costs incurred.
As a participant, you acknowledge and understand that the OJJDP Training Providers are requiring attendees to self-screen and will not be undertaking any screening procedures for participants attending the event and/or activity. OJJDP Training Providers will also do our best to abide by the CDC guidelines whenever applicable.
As a participant, you are required to bring and wear a mask during your arrival and departure from the event or activities as well as any time you are within six feet of other attendees. You also understand that once participants are properly socially distanced and seated at the event or activity, they will be encouraged to wear masks, however it is not a requirement for them, or the instructors.
As a participant, you understand that OJJDP Training Providers are not requiring additional PPE, such as gloves or face shields and cannot be held responsible for participants who may not choose to follow the guidelines, beyond asking them to refrain from that behavior or asking them to leave the event/activity space if it comes to the training provider's attention. In short, participants agree that they will act in an appropriate manner and follow the guidelines outlined within this document at all times.
Participants also understand that the COVID-19 pandemic is a constantly evolving situation and the OJJDP Training Providers reserve the right to make last minute modifications to the manner in which it conducts or carries out events and/or activities. Wherever possible, the training provider will try to provide sufficient notice, but you acknowledge through your participation that you will not be reimbursed for changes you incur as a result in new or increased costs associated with changes we deem necessary to respond appropriately to changing conditions.
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