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Safety Plan

We are committed to maintaining all appropriate sanitary, health, and safety measures and encourage attendees to follow guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

As we move ahead with planning and implementing the programming, we will continue to place high importance on facilitating measures that will ensure optimal health and sanitary conditions for everyone onsite during the event. In order to remain informed about the ongoing situation at both the global and local levels, we are in constant communication with our partner the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

Guided by their purpose of care and experience delivering world-class hospitality for more than 60 years, Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances existing operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. This multilayered commitment will build on Hyatt's existing rigorous protocols and include an accreditation process by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) at all Hyatt hotels around the world, colleague training and support resources, and a cross-functional working group of medical experts and industry professionals that will contribute to various aspects of the hotel experience. To view Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment, click here.

At the local level, we are working directly with Hyatt and will have the following in place:

  • All Food and Beverage will be served cafeteria style by the hotel staff with plexiglass partition in between. Hotel staff will wear masks and gloves at all times.
  • Seating for classroom and rounds that allows for social distancing during all functions (5 seats per 72” round table and 2 per 6’ classroom table)
  • After Hours Hospitality will be held outdoors with additional room for distancing.
  • Monitoring attendance in all meeting spaces to allow for distance between attendees adn to track which sessions attendees have participated in for contact tracing purposes, if needed.
  • Exhibit hall has wider 11' - 12' aisles to avoiding crowding.
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout all meeting space.
  • Extra disinfectant on all high touch areas.
  • Meeting spaces, tables and chairs cleaned between each session
  • Contactless hotel check-in available with the Hyatt mobile app
  • Daily temperature checks of all employees and the same staff will work the event on multiple days to limit contact / exposure to additional employees
  • All attendees will be required to complete a pre-arrival health questionnaire asking if they have tested positive or been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the 14 days prior to arrival
  • Each guestroom will be cleaned with CDC approved disinfectants with further guidance from our partners at EcoLab. For the safety of guests and colleagues, we will not be entering guest rooms at any time during your stay. Simply dial "0" for contactless room-delivery of any needs you may have.
  • All attendees will be required to wear a mask or facial covering when not actively eating or drinking during all indoor events. Masks may be removed by speakers when giving their presentations or by performers while on stage or showcasing.

FFEA continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation related to COVID-19 and understand that concerns for health, safety, and the impact on meeting attendance, among other issues, are affecting everyone. Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the coronavirus, FFEA will not charge a cancellation fee if you decide to not attend in-person based on concerns around your health or travel by August 9th.

In the event that you need to cancel after August 9th , your registration can be transferred to the Virtual Conference, September 28-29, 2021 or to the FFEA 2022 28th Annual Conference, August 23-25, 2022 at the Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort Orlando.

FFEA reserves the right to refuse entry to any attendee with a fever or who has been sick or in contact with anyone who has tested positive in the past 10 days. We ask that all attendees follow CDC Guidelines and stay home if you are sick.
A signed waiver will be required for all in-person event participants.
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