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HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
ACLI Policy on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
ACLI continues to monitor the situation related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure the safety and security of attendees at ACLI conferences. We are working closely with Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas to ensure that best practices are in place throughout every step of our meeting.
As of October 22, 2021, CONFERENCE GUIDELINES FOR ATTENDEES ARE AS FOLLOWS*:
As part of our commitment to the safety at ACLI’s Medical Section Annual Meeting 2022, all attendees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to conference check-in.
ACLI will be using Health Pass by CLEAR to monitor the proof of vaccination/negative COVID-19 test requirement. Please refer to the CLEAR APP Information section below for further information.
Attendees who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
Attendees are advised to stay home if you are feeling unwell or stay in your hotel room should you experience any symptoms after your arrival in Arizona.
* These guidelines may change from time to time as conditions change. Attendees will be notified of any changes to the conference guidelines.
In the event a conference attendee tests positive, ACLI will provide notification through our conference mobile app and email. We will also work with the Hotel to notify Arizona and Pima County health services officials who may initiate contact tracing.
In the event there is a positive case reported by a conference attendee, ACLI staff will notify attendees via the conference app and via email with the following message:
We are writing today because we have received information indicating that x attendee(s) tested positive for COVID-19 (adjust timing depending on the situation - onsite or after) the ACLI Refocus 2022 Conference. The Southern Nevada Health Department will identify and communicate with close contacts of this individual(s) and tell them what action to take, such as testing or quarantine. If you do not receive a call from the Health Department, you are not considered exposed to this case. If you have questions, you may contact the Southern Nevada Health Department at 702-759-1000. For more information on COVID-19, Supports and Resources, please visit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website
THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
As of October 15, 2021:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidance regarding the wearing of face coverings and distance requirements for fully vaccinated individuals. According to the CDC, fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing face coverings or physically distancing, except where required by local laws or rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. For more information on the CDC’s public health recommendations, please visit here: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Fully vaccinated people can:
Participate in many of the activities that they did before the pandemic.
Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel and from self-quarantine after travel.
Refrain from testing before leaving the United States for international travel (unless required by the destination) and refrain from self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States.
Refrain from routine screening testing if feasible.
For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:
Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations.
HOTEL HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
As of October 25, 2021:
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our focus at MGM Resorts has been on the health and safety of our employees, guests, and communities. Since reopening, we have proven we can balance that commitment with the customer service our guests have come to expect from us over the years. In addition to partnering with world-class experts in epidemiology, public health and occupational health and safety, we have made it a priority to identify technologies and capabilities designed to make the guest experience healthy, safe, and stress-free.
As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and look toward the future, we believe certain routines developed over the last year are important to help provide a safe environment for our guests and employees. We encourage our employees to take the necessary steps to protect themselves from COVID-19 through self-screening and vaccination. MGM Resorts has provided testing and vaccination options to our employees at no cost. MGM Resorts prides itself on the cleanliness of its properties, a commitment that is in our DNA. Employees will continue to receive training on health and safety in the workplace, including the importance of handwashing, cleaning and disinfecting. These days, more than ever, we are committed to a culture of wellness, mindfulness, and shared accountability for our team members. Among a myriad of available initiatives for employees are workforce health and well-being programs, many with a lens toward mental health, which has been a challenge for so many during this difficult time last year.
Digital Innovations and Technology:
• Contactless payment-enabled devices, including tableside pay devices for restaurants, bars, and lounges.
• Virtual queuing at pools, restaurants, bars, and lounges allows guests to maintain their place without physically standing in line.
• New mobile order and pay solutions are now available in several restaurant and entertainment venues, along with our pools, permitting in-chair food and beverage delivery, a first-of-its-kind in Las Vegas.
• Contactless QR code integration across all properties.
• Health credentialing options via CLEAR Health Pass, which integrates 04 in-room and on-site testing and health screening into the mobile device.
MGM Resorts will continue working closely with local, state, and federal authorities with respect to mask-wearing. Pursuant to current CDC guidance, where applicable under state or local law, fully vaccinated guests are not required to wear masks while at our properties. Masks are provided upon request for anyone in need of one. Even before COVID-19, mask-wearing was a routine occurrence in many cultures across the globe. We have learned that mask-wearing helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 and also helps reduce the spread of the common cold and flu. As the prevalence of maskwearing recedes within the U.S., we recognize some of our guests will still choose to wear a mask; MGM Resorts respects those who want to further protect themselves and those around them. Additionally, gloves will be worn by employees who require them to do their jobs.
Handwashing and Sanitation:
Handwashing and routine cleaning and sanitization have always been part of our operational DNA. Hand sanitizing stations are readily available with a visible presence maintained throughout our properties. Signage may be installed to guide and remind employees and guests of the importance of proper handwashing protocols. Where applicable, MGM Resorts utilizes proven cleaning products in accordance with EPA guidelines for coronaviruses, bacteria, and other infectious pathogens. Electrostatic sprayers may be used in many of our large public spaces to apply disinfectant efficiently.
Improved Air Quality:
We have always placed a high priority on air quality for our guests and regularly review the operation of our HVAC systems to identify opportunities to enhance their effectiveness. Our HVAC systems currently have the capability to circulate up to 100% outside fresh air and to supply up to 12 air exchanges per hour throughout our properties. We routinely review and adjust the operation of our HVAC systems, fully recognizing the important role they have in keeping employees and guests healthy and safe.
While the infection rate of COVID-19 has been greatly reduced, we know many of our international guests are required to test for COVID-19 prior to returning home. In the unfortunate event a guest or employee tests positive for the virus, we will provide the infected individual access to medical treatment and will thoroughly disinfect exposed areas per CDC guidance. The incident response best practices we established over the last year have been embedded into our standard operating procedures, keeping us prepared for health and safety issues that may arise. We ask that guests self-screen prior to arriving and during their stay. If a guest needs medical attention at any point during their visit, they can verbally notify any member of our property team, who will request assistance from Security. Security will assist the guest and/ or request transport for the guest for additional medical attention. If the guest needs to be tested for COVID-19, MGM Resorts will provide local test locations as well as telemedicine and urgent care provider options. On-site testing and in-room testing options for guests without transportation will be provided, if requested. If a positive COVID-19 case is confirmed, the local health department, in conjunction with MGM Resorts, will activate a notification plan for employees or guests who may have had close, prolonged contact with the infected individual.
STATE AND LOCAL INFORMATION
CLEAR APP INFORMATION
Download and enroll here: CLEAR app in the Apple App Store
In addition to Health Pass, we will also accept emailed verification of negative COVID-19 test [72 hours before arrival] OR in-person COVID-19 vaccination record card.
For the most efficient entry possible, every attendee should enroll with CLEAR before the event to complete their COVID-19 pre-screening. Once your vaccination record has been uploaded to the platform, it can typically take up to 30 minutes for your status to be verified. We encourage all attendees to complete this process at least 24 hours before the event.
Health Pass by CLEAR
Get ready for the event by downloading CLEAR for free and completing the one time enrollment process to verify your entry requirements. You’ll be able to use Health Pass to confirm entry requirements before entering through the CLEAR Fast Lanes.
Step 1: Download and enroll in CLEAR.
1. Download the CLEAR app and tap on the white Health Pass tile.
2. Select “Have a Code?” and enter the code [CLEAR EVENT CODE WILL BE EMAILED TO ATTENDEES IN “THINGS
TO KNOW” EMAIL SENT ONE WEEK BEFORE CONFERENCE]
3. Tap “Enroll or verify your in CLEAR” to create your CLEAR member account
4. New to CLEAR? When prompted, enter your email address, phone number, and have your gov’t
issued photo ID ready to complete enrollment
5. Already a CLEAR member? Use the email address associated with your membership and snap a quick selfie to
verify your identity
6. Continue to follow prompts on the Entry Requirements page to securely confirm your proof of vaccination or negative
Step 2: Before arriving to the event, complete your Health Pass.
1. Open the CLEAR app and tap on the white Your Pass tile
2. Confirm your identity with a quick selfie
3. Tap “Open Health Pass” to get your result. Green means you’re good to go!
Need help? Call 855-CLEAR-ME or tap “Get in Touch” in the app for assistance
Disclaimer: CLEAR will not share your specific data about your vaccination or test results with the event organization.
Questions? Please contact Chandler Chastain, Manager, Conference Development at ChandlerChastain@acli.com.