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 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 email@example.com.
Before leaving home, attendees are advised to:
- Follow relevant guidance provided by the Maine Center for Disease Control and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
- Evaluate their own health using the CDC Self-Checker.
- Contact MPC immediately (firstname.lastname@example.org) and stay home, if they test positive.
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.