As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, SoCal Grantmakers (SCG) is committed to implementing appropriate policies and taking necessary actions to create a safe and comfortable meeting environment, and to the extent possible, protect the health of everyone who attends or participates in our programming and conferences.
SCG has adopted the following health and safety protocols and reserves the right to implement additional measures to support a successful gathering and safeguard the health and safety of all individuals. SCG's COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols (Protocols) apply to every person attending or participating in our events, including but not limited to registered and unregistered attendees, speakers, and SCG staff, consultants, and volunteers. SCG reserves the right to prohibit entry to any individual who fails to abide by these protocols, including providing required documentation.
Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement
SCG requires that every person attending or participating in events be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and its variants, including any boosters recommended by the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Proof of vaccinations must be provided. An individual is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the final dose, as recommended by the manufacturer, of a vaccine that has been authorized by the FDA for use in the United States or by the World Health Organization.
SCG will waive its vaccination requirements, including recommended boosters, for religious or medical reasons. An individual requesting an exemption must notify an SCG team member or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week in advance of the event. SCG will provide instructions on obtaining a negative COVID-19 test, which will be required in place of a vaccine in limited instances.
Face Coverings/Mask Requirement
Except when eating and drinking, SCG requires that every person participating in, or providing services for, the event wear masks over the mouth and nose during all event activities.
Attendees and participants are encouraged to make every effort to abide by physical (also known as social) distancing practices by staying at least six feet from others when possible and avoid congregating in large groups. SCG reserves the right to cap attendance at events to permit adequate physical distancing.
Federal, State, and Local COVID-19 Guidance
In addition, every person attending or participating in SCG events must comply with any applicable CDC, State of California, or county COVID-19 mandates and guidance that are more stringent than SCG’s Protocols and in effect at the time of the event.
Duty to Self-Monitor and Care for Others
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unpredictable and rapidly evolving situation. You should become familiar with, and monitor for, signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and its variants.
No person may participate in SCG events if they become ill or exhibit any signs and symptoms of COVID-19. SCG reserves the right to refuse entry to any participants who exhibits any symptoms of illness or who refuses to present any required documentation.
While SCG will strive to safeguard the health and safety of all those involved in SCG events, and will make every reasonable effort to mitigate the possible exposure to COVID-19 and its variants during events, SCG cannot guarantee that attendees and participants will not be exposed to, or become sick from exposure to, COVID-19 or its variants.
When registering for SCG events, attendees and participants must agree that they will knowingly and voluntarily:
Accept and agree to comply with SCG’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols and any applicable CDC, State of California, or county COVID-19 mandates and guidance that are more stringent than SCG’s Protocols and in effect at the time of the event.
Acknowledge and assume any risks and dangers associated with possible exposure to, or illness from COVID-19 and its variants while attending or participating in the event.
To the fullest extent permissible by law or in equity, waive and discharge any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature against SCG and its affiliated partners, vendors, and sponsors, including without limitation, their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, and agents, including but not limited to illness, bodily injury, or other economic loss, which arise or may hereafter arise from attendance or participant at an event.
Upon receipt of notification of possible exposure to, or illness from COVID-19 and its variants, SCG will notify all individuals who participated in the event as soon as possible via their preferred email address listed on the event registration form or service contracts. The identity or other medical information of the attendee will be kept anonymous. SCG will encourage everyone to consult with a physician and follow CDC guidance regarding testing, self-care, and quarantining.