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On-site Participation Guidelines

Vaccination Requirement

In keeping with our organization's duty to care and responsibility as host, Faces & Voices of Recovery's leadership has decided that all participants at Faces & Voices events, including presenters, attendees, exhibitors, staff, guests and vendors, will be encouraged to be fully vaccinated.  As of January 16, 2022, the CDC updated their Vaccines website to indicate the status of "Fully Vaccinated" and "Up to Date."

  • "Fully vaccinated" means that 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of FDA or WHO authorized (or emergency use authorized) double-dose vaccines or single-dose vaccines.
  • "Up to date" means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. At this time, we are not requiring boosters of attendees.

We strongly encourage all attendees who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 booster in addition to being fully vaccinated. Faces & Voices is following the CDC definition of fully vaccinated for vaccination requirements, but we encourage individuals who are eligible receive the booster prior to attending any Faces & Voices event.

For those individuals who are not vaccinated, you will be required to wear a face covering while on the premises. Failure to follow these protocols will result in being asked to leave the conference and no refund will be given. Note: At this time, testing is a permissible option, however, were a local, city, or state vaccination requirement be implemented, this would supersede Faces & Voices' current policy with all attendees required to be vaccinated.

Faces & Voices strongly encourages individuals to be tested for COVID prior to traveling to any Faces & Voices event. Individuals who test positive should stay home and cancel their registration. If you are on-site and test positive for COVID-19, please contact Faces & Voices staff by emailing info@facesandvoicesofrecovery.org.

Mask Requirement

UPDATED: Faces & Voices will follow the requirements of the locality in which a meeting/event is taking place in regard to masks. While masks for vaccinated participants is not required, if you choose to wear a mask please choose a mask with at least 3 layers of fabric, KN95, KF94s or N95 masks during the event. The CDC updated its face coverings website on January 14, 2022. Cloth masks and gaiters will not be accepted as facial coverings at Faces & Voices events. Individuals may choose to wear cloth masks over a procedure mask, KN95, KF94 or N95, but a cloth mask alone will not be permitted.

UPDATED: Faces & Voices requires unvaccinated participants to wear masks at all times, except while actively eating/drinkingand in any venue that is considered a Faces & Voices event space (both on-site and off-site venues). Masks should cover both the mouth and nose.

Physical Distancing

While many venues are not currently requiring physical distancing, Faces & Voices will provide physically distant seating and event space setup to allow individuals who wish to physically distance while in sessions to do so comfortably. Additionally, to help attendees communicate their level of comfort in interacting with one another, Faces & Voices will provide color-coded ribbons to all on-site attendees:

  • Red = Physical Distancing - Greet from Six Feet
  • Yellow= Elbows Only
  • Green = Handshakes and Hi-fives

Continued Planning

Faces & Voices is continuing to develop on-site protocols for seating, signage, meals and other events during events. More information will be posted as it becomes available.