VCIA 2022 Conference COVID-19 Precautions and Attendance Requirements - updated March 22, 2022

VCIA is taking precautions to make sure all participants and guests are safe while attending the annual conference.

If you plan to attend VCIA events, please note the following:

  • VCIA is requiring all attendees to have received either the Covid-19 vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours before the start of the event.
  • If you are not vaccinated, we require that you wear a mask.
  • If the wearing of masks is required by law and/or the meeting venue on August 8-11, it will be required at the VCIA Event. 
  • If the wearing of masks is not required by law or the meeting venue on August 8-11, then wearing a mask is a personal choice to be made by each vaccinated attendee and respected by all.
  • VCIA will not provide conference registration fee or accommodations refunds to individuals who test positive – however registrations are transferrable.

If You Are Sick or Have Been Exposed:

  • If you are sick, showing any potential symptoms, have tested positive for Covid-19 and not recovered, or were exposed to anyone who tested positive within the last five days, please stay home.
  • If you experience any symptoms after your arrival, please do not attend the VCIA Event. Please alert both VCIA and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington.

State of Vermont and City of Burlington Guidelines:

VCIA and the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington are following Vermont and CDC guidelines, as well as any City of Burlington guidance related to Covid-19. As the guidelines are regularly updated, our policies are subject to change as we approach the date of the event.

Please reference the links below for the latest government-issued travel restrictions and guidance from the State of Vermont Department of Health and the City of Burlington.

https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/travel-quarantine

https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/covid-19/guidance

Acknowledgement of Risk

Event participants understand and acknowledge that travel to and attendance at VCIA’s August Annual Conference (“Event”) may increase their risk of exposure to communicable diseases, including COVID-19 and its variants (“COVID-19”). Participants understand and acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk of exposure to or infection by COVID-19 by attending this Event. Participants understand that the risks associated with COVID-19 include but are not limited to serious and potentially life-threatening illness, long-term health effects, and even death. Your attendance at the Event is voluntary. Knowing these facts, participants who wish to attend the Event in person knowingly assume the risks related to COVID-19 associated with in-person attendance.

VCIA COVID policy will be reevaluated monthly, and any changes will be communicated to those already registered and noted on the event website.  

Thank you in advance for observing these safety requirements. Please contact Kevin Mead, VCIA President at  kmead@vcia.com with any questions.