SSAWW COVID-19 Statement of Conduct
To ensure that our conference is as safe as possible, and in keeping with CDC guidelines to slow the transmission of COVID-19, the Society for the Study of American Women Writers will work to protect not only its members but the most vulnerable people, including the immunocompromised, the elderly, the very young, and the various service and support workers who make conferences like this one possible.
Mindful of the risks of group gatherings during this uncertain time, we ask that you abide by the following community guidelines in order to ensure the health and safety of our attendees and the wider community during our upcoming conference. Specifically, we ask that all conference attendees:
- Be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before attending the conference if able to do so.
- Wear a mask during the conference, whether you are vaccinated or not.
- Notify SSAWW Conference Organizers as soon as possible by emailing <email@example.com> if you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms or are exposed to someone with Covid-19. Please cease attending conference activities and follow all hotel guidelines for quarantining. A list of local Covid-19 testing sites is available at https://coronavirus.baltimorecity.gov/where-get-tested-covid-19-baltimore-city. Google will provide you with urgent care centers nearest the hotel
- Become familiar with the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel health and safety protocols, which will align with the guidelines of the city of Baltimore and must be followed by all attendees throughout the conference.
We further ask that conference attendees understand, acknowledge, and assume all the risks and dangers associated with attending the conference, including contracting Covid-19.
We are excited about being together after all these months, and we thank attendees for abiding by these requirements so that we can maintain our commitment to one another and to the collective responsibility we all have to ensure the health and safety of ourselves, our SSAWW family, and our larger communities during this challenging time.
SSAWW Conference Planning Committee
Patrick Allen, Advisory Board
Kimberly Blockett, Advisory Board
Jean Lee Cole, Advisory Board
DoVeanna Fulton, Advisory Board
Ellen Garvey, Vice President of Development
Christine Grogan, Vice President of Membership and Finances
Susan K. Harris, Advisory Board
Sara Kosiba, Conference Planning Associate
María Sánchez, Vice President of Organizational Matters
Jordan Von Cannon, Vice President of Publications
Sandra A. Zagarell, President