Health & Safety

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

Updated on Monday, January 31, 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.
  • Masks will be worn in all shared spaces, except when actively eating or drinking. (N-95 masks are recommended.)
  • Attendees will provide valid proof of Covid-19 vaccination before or upon arrival and check-in.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will I have to wear a mask?
At this time, masks will be required at all times while attending any ROMBA event, with exceptions for brief periods when actively eating or drinking.

Masks are required for everyone on public transportation and in transportation hubs (such as airports).  Please verify with your chosen airline for their latest policies as well as popular ground transportation options (such as Lyft and Uber). At the present time, masks are strongly encouraged for everyone – whether vaccinated or not — in all public indoor and outdoor spaces.

What does “fully vaccinated” mean?
We are following CDC guidelines which states that fully vaccinated means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines. More information can be found on the CDC site here.

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

Do the masking guidelines apply to presenters and ROMBA  staff?
Yes. Presenters, staff, and anyone else attending ROMBA events are subject to these guidelines.

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

ROMBA