2021 PHiR COVID-19 Safety Protocols

You might be wondering what we are doing at the 2021 Public Health in the Rockies (PHiR) Conference with regards to COVID-19 safety protocols.

We are following local and state guidelines as well as CDC recommendations for our conference. Currently, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks indoors or outdoors in Summit County. However, we recommend continued mask-wearing even for vaccinated individuals particularly as the delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread.

We will be offering different colored lanyards and stickers on your name badge to indicate your comfort level of interaction with others:

  • Red/Stop Sign – Please practice safe six
  • Yellow/Triangle Yield – Proceed with caution
  • Green/Square – Open to a handshake or hug

There will be sanitizing stations available at core areas of the conference center outside the Rockies Ballroom and breakout rooms. 

Seating arrangements will include 3 foot spacing, 6 foot spacing and standing room options. This setup will be available in the plenary sessions at the Rockies Ballroom and in concurrent breakout sessions, including skill building workshops. We will also cap attendance at each concurrent session to 55 individuals. Most skill building workshops will be capped at 100 individuals.

Breakfast, lunch and light reception is covered under the conference registration fee. Breakfast will be available in bags where folx will choose one of a few options served by an attendant, while lunch will be a boxed option. We encourage folx to take their meals outdoors as there will be tables and chairs available outside on the terraces. Light hors d’oeuvres at the Ignite & Awards Ceremony will be pre-plated.

We recognize that not all of us are comfortable meeting in person this August and will miss those who are unable to join us this year. However, we hope to offer a safe and inclusive space for those who are able to meet in person. Participants will be asked to sign this waiver at conference registration. 

Please let us know if you have any recommendations as we continue our COVID safety protocol planning. We want to hear from you. You can reach us at info@coloradopublichealth.org.