2023 Maine Philanthropy Center Conference COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy

Adapted from the Maine Association of Nonprofits and United Philanthropy Forum

As we have our first in-person conference since 2018, the Maine Philanthropy Center will be setting the following guidelines to support a safe environment for all attendees, speakers, and staff. We understand that responsibility is shared among MPC, the event venue, and attendees, and recognize that we all have a role to play in creating a safe, healthy space.

Please note that this and all MPC guidance on COVID-19 is subject to change in accordance with the evolving circumstances of COVID-19. We will make adjustments as needed and will communicate them as clearly and promptly as possible.

MPC Protocols

  • MPC will not require proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test.
  • Attendees may choose to mask at any time.
  • Attendees with symptoms or exposure to someone with COVID-19 are expected to wear a mask at all times, even if they have tested negative.
  • MPC will make hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes easily available. Adequate supplies to minimize sharing of materials will be provided.
  • Questions about health and safety can be directed to Emilie Jensen at emilie@mainephilanthropy.org.

Before leaving home, attendees are advised to:

On-site during the conference, attendees are advised to:

  • Adhere to health and safety policy along with community agreements.
  • Offer themselves and others the grace and space to take care of physical, mental, and emotional wellness.
  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the Maine Center for Disease Control and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, including:
    • Practice other good hygiene practices, such as avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, and covering coughs/sneezes with a tissue and the disposing of the tissue.
  • If feeling unwell or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19:
    • Go to the staff person responsible for responding to COVID-19 concerns, Emilie Jensen.
    • Test immediately - MPC will have a limited number of test kits available.
    • Move to an isolated space or head home, if directed.


If an attendee tests positive for COVID-19 after the conference, please contact MPC so we may assist with notifying other attendees.

An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person has any symptoms or tests positive. By letting your close contacts know they may have been exposed to COVID-19, you are helping to protect everyone.