Last Updated: January 12th, 2022
Please note: conference safety protocol will be updated regularly as we move closer to the event in accordance with Washington State, Whatcom County and CDC Guidelines for Covid-19. The below guidelines may change quickly and will be communicated to all attendees and WSRA membership with each update. Revision dates will be updated at the top of this page.
Conference Attendee Requirements
Following CDC and Whatcom County Health Department guidelines and the recommendation of WSRA membership, at this time we are requiring all attendees to be fully vaccinated per CDC guidelines OR proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the conference. These restrictions are subject to change as we move closer to the date. Updated: January 12th, 2022.
Currently the State of Washington and Semiahmoo Resort is requiring all attendees to be masked up indoors at all times when not actively eating or drinking. Actively eating or drinking means we will not allow unmasked individuals for simply holding a water bottle. We will be enforcing the mask rule and ask all attendees to respect this policy.
Attendee Well-Check Policies
Temperature checks will be performed at the start of the day for all attendees. All attendees should perform a self-assessment every day and not attend any conference activities with any symptoms present. This restriction is subject to change as we move closer to the date.
Social Distancing Policies
Comfort lanyards will be provided to indicate your comfort level in respect to your fellow attendees. Green indicates high levels of comfort (perhaps a hug!) Yellow indicates caution and to keep a reasonable distance. A red lanyard asks all participants to give them some distance. All rooms will be setup to accommodate social distancing guidelines while indoors.
Food & Beverage Policies
When possible, outdoor dining spaces will be provided. Masks will be required unless actively eating and drinking. Please be mindful of this policy and we will not allow unmasked individuals for simply holding a water bottle the entire conference. We ask that you respect your fellow attendees. All meeting rooms will be setup to accommodate social distancing while indoors.
Semiahmoo Staff Policies
Semiahmoo Resort requires all staff to be fully vaccinated and fully masked at all times on property.
Meeting Room Sanitation Policies
Semiahmoo Resort will sanitize and turnover meeting rooms after each individual session.
Will there be a virtual option for 2022?
Unfortunately for 2022 we will not be able to offer a virtual option for this conference due our contractual obligations with Semiahmoo Resort. While it is not financially possible for the organization to offer a virtual option this year, there is currently strong consideration to offer a hybrid conference with both in-person and virtual options for our conference in 2023. We apologize for the inconvenience this year as we still navigate these uncertain times and thank you for your flexibility as we move through this pandemic together.
WSRA 42nd Annual Conference
May 15th - 18th, 2022
Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine WA