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AHCA Joint Training Event Safety Plan

Your safety and well-being are our top priority. Due to the recent uptick in COVID cases, the Joint Training Safety Plan will require all attendees and guests to wear masks while indoors throughout designated event areas. This requirement is for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, and we appreciate your support of our goal to deliver a safe, comfortable, and stress-free Joint Training experience for everyone. We are partnering with each area hotel and are following their enhanced safety and rigorous cleanliness protocols in addition to the safety guidelines outlined by the Centers of Disease Control to ensure you participate with confidence. For questions about the Joint Training Safety Plan, contact the Event Team.

In addition, we are collaborating with experts to implement best practices aimed at managing the spread COVID-19 virus. Event organizers have put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus; however, Joint Training organizers, under no circumstances, is able to guarantee that you or a guest will not become infected with the virus while at the 2021 Joint Training for Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities. Adherence to the Safety Event Plan and guidelines will be continuously monitored and enforced by the association and hotel. 

The following are steps we are taking. Please know that these protocols will be updated continuously as the pandemic evolves and local governments and Centers for Disease Control guidelines change. At any time if an event participant becomes ill or presents any symptom related to COVID-19, they are asked to leave the training immediately and are encouraged to get a COVID-19 test at the nearest testing facility.  


  • Masks will be required by event participants, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, while indoors throughout designated event areas.  

  • Masks will be provided for all participants if needed.

  • Each Training host hotel requires their banquet staff and any other hotel employees who will be in close proximity to Training participants to wear a mask, fully vaccinated or not. 

  • Routine cleaning and sanitizing of all areas throughout the hotel and meeting space.

  • Limited event capacity; including distanced seating in meeting rooms between participants.

  • Signage throughout hotel areas to offer reminders of CDC’s guidelines on health and hygiene.

Joint Training Participation Affirmation

To support the safety precautions crucial to the health of the long term care community, we are asking all Joint Training participants to affirm the following before attending: 

I am not currently experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 infection illness (Shortness of Breath; Cough; Fever; Sore Throat; Chills; Headache; Diarrhea; Muscle Pain; Fatigue; Nausea or Vomiting; New Loss of Taste or Smell; Congestion/Runny nose).

I have not traveled internationally within the last 14 days prior to October 4. (CDC guidelines for international travel for fully vaccinated persons is to be tested within 3-5 days of return, and if test is negative, may return to activities and continue to follow infection control precautions.) (Domestic or International travel for unvaccinated persons is to be tested within 3-5 days of return, and self-quarantine for 7 days with a negative test, or 10 days without a test.) 

To my knowledge, I have not been in close contact with a person who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, for 15 minutes or more, at less than 6 ft. distance, within the last 14 days, prior to Oct. 4.

For Long Term Care Administrators and Staff: I am following all CDC recommended guidelines for infection control as required by CMS and Agency for Health Care Administration for Health Care Personnel and avoiding potential exposure to the best of my ability.

For Exhibitors, Partners, Presenters:  I am following all CDC recommended guidelines for my vaccination status to the best of my ability.