Health & Safety

The health, safety, and inclusion of our community are our top priorities

Updated on Wednesday, September 7, 2022:

Reaching Out MBA is committed to hosting the safest possible events for attendees, volunteers, staff, and exhibitors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and will follow all safety measures based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization as well as local government requirements and guidance. To this end, requires all attendees to comply with safety precautions specified by local and state governments and specific venue policies in addition to other CDC guidelines and recommendations.

  • Attendees will be asked to agree to and follow the ROMBA Covid-19 Code of Conduct. You can download a copy for your records here.
  • Attendees will provide valid proof of Covid-19 vaccination before or upon arrival and check-in.
  • You may be required to wear a mask in all shared spaces except when actively eating or drinking. (N-95 masks are recommended.)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to be vaccinated to attend the ROMBA conference?

For the safety of all attendees, speakers, partners, volunteers, and staff, all ROMBA Conference attendees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

What does it mean to be fully vaccinated?

ROMBA is following guidelines as published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As of 9/7/2022, according to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson’s/Janssen). While the the definition of fully vaccinated does not include a booster, the CDC does recommend recieving eligible boosters for the best protection. 

I was not vaccinated in the United States. What types of vaccines will be accepted?

Complying with guidelines set by the CDC, ROMBA will accept all COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use and for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines), and COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) (i.e. Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Covishield, Covaxin, Sinopharm/BBIBP-CorV, and Sinovac/CoronaVac), on or before September 6, 2022. The full list of vaccines with final WHO EUL/PQ evaluation status is available here.

Will I have to wear a mask?
You may be required to wear a mask in all shared spaces except when actively eating or drinking. This determination will depend on local and state policies of the location of the event.

What happens if I forget (or lose) my mask?
ROMBA will make masks available for attendees and partners who do not have their own.

Are exhibitors, presenters and attendees screened for signs of illness?
Every individual participating in person is required to sign ROMBA’s waiver upon registration. Attendees, partners, and presenters are asked to self-monitor their health while attending the event.

What if I feel unwell leading up to the event?
Please do not come to the conference if you develop symptoms associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath, among others. You can notify the ROMBA staff of your change in attendance by emailing info@reachingoutmba.org.

What if someone who attended a ROMBA event is later positive for COVID-19?
In-person attendees, partners, and presenters agree to contact ROMBA at wellness@reachingoutmba.org if experiencing symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of attending a ROMBA event. ROMBA is committed to protecting your privacy and will work with state officials to do contract tracing procedures.

COVID-19 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

CDC Guidelines on Staying Up to Date on Vaccines

CDC Guidelines on Travel to and from the United States

ROMBA Covid-19 Code of Conduct

ROMBA Waiver, Release of Liability and Indemnification