COVID-19 Policies and Information
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers and the Earth Educators' Rendezvous planning committee continue to monitor the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, we are planning for an in-person conference in Pasadena. We are doing what we can to keep all Rendezvous attendees safe and reduce the risk associated with an in-person event. The following policies and requirements are designed to minimize the risk to individuals and our community while also following venue, local, state, and federal health guidelines. By implementing these policies, NAGT and the EER planning committee are asking attendees to protect the community and each other, while continuing to participate in a diverse, inclusive, and thriving community.
Last updated 01/26/2023.
Vaccination and Testing Requirements
Vaccination and testing requirements for the 2023 Earth Educators' Rendezvous are dependent on the guidelines of our host institutions, the Pasadena City College and Caltech. The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly and conditions may warrant modification of these requirements.
Rendezvous attendees will be asked to affirm either that they are vaccinated or will have a 3rd party test 72 hours before event and only attend if negative when registering.
Currently, unless otherwise posted, Pasadena City College and Caltech encourage but do not require all visitors to be vaccinated and boosted. Some locations may require masking, which will be posted. See the Pasadena City College and Caltech coronavirus informational pages for additional details.
If you are staying in campus lodging, Caltech will not be requiring vaccination verification for participants, but they recommend antigen testing prior to arrival. If you participant tests positive, please do not attend the conference or stay in Caltech housing.
Rendezvous attendees are required to follow the Pasadena City College and Caltech masking rules. Both campuses recommend all students, staff, faculty, contractors, and visitors to campus, offices, and facilities, statewide, wear facial coverings in indoor settings. Some areas may require masking.
While strongly recommended, masks are not required in any other indoor or outdoor settings. You may ask colleagues and others to wear a mask, but they aren't required to wear one. Please be respectful of those who choose to wear a mask, as well as those who choose not to wear one.
Please do not attend events associated with the Rendezvous if you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
NAGT Code of Conduct
All participants in NAGT activities – including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, NAGT staff, members of the media, vendors, and service providers – are expected to abide by the NAGT Activities Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct applies in all venues, including field trips, webinars, ancillary events and social gatherings, and on-line forums and discussions associated with the NAGT.
As part of this Code of Conduct, all participants are expected to obey the rules and policies of the meeting venue, hotels, NAGT contracted facility, or any other venue where a participant's meeting badge and NAGT affiliation is likely to be displayed.
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