POA Fall Educational Conference

October 28 - 30, 2021

Hershey, PA

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IMPORTANT COVID INFORMATION FOR ALL ATTENDEES

In preparation for a safe and productive in-person Fall Educational Conference, the POA has been working with the Hershey Lodge to implement a number of safety protocols outlined below:

Masks
Masks are required in POA meetings and the exhibit hall. Masks will be made available to each attendee in their registration packet courtesy of Designs for Vision, but we encourage everyone to bring along whatever mask they are comfortable in. Hershey Lodge convention employees will be masked.

Hand Sanitizer
Designs for Vision will also provide hand sanitizer bottles for each attendee. Additional hand sanitizer stands will be available near each meeting room and attendees will be asked to sanitize before entering the room.

Daily Health Checks
All attendees will receive a text in the morning that will direct them to a website on which they will be asked a few questions about their health that day. Once completed, they will receive a pass to be shown at the POA registration desk at which time they will receive a colored sticker for their badge that day. If an attendee has previously not provided their cell number to the POA, we will provide them with a number to text and they will receive the same information. All attendees over the age of 18 will be asked to complete this process each morning.

Seating 
In all meeting rooms, there will be two attendees per each eight-foot table. We ask that attendees sit at the same seat the entire day of lectures. At meal times, there will be fewer persons seated per table than in a normal situation. Meals will either be boxed, plated and served, or via buffet/food stations where a server will provide attendees with choices.

Exhibit Hall
Exhibit booths will be spaced out to allow more room between each booth. Arrows will indicate the direction of traffic for each aisle of the exhibit hall. Exhibitors will be asked to remain behind their tables and attendees are being asked to not congregate at one booth. We will have quite a few exhibitors for everyone to spread out and visit during the breakfast and lunch hours.

Comfort Bands
Bracelets will be available in red, yellow, or green, indicating the attendee's comfort level in interacting with other attendees. These are optional, but will allow others to assess comfort levels.

We thank everyone for the cooperation and look forward to seeing members at the POA Fall Educational Conference in Hershey in October. Please feel free to contact Ilene@poaeyes.org with any questions. Our registration form can be found here: https://pennsylvania.aoa.org/education-and-events/poa-fall-educational-conference


IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING THIS MEETING, PLEASE READ, SIGN, AND SEND THIS COVID-19 WAIVER TO THE POA BY OCTOBER 18TH

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Contact

Name: Ilene Sauertieg
Email: Ilene@poaeyes.org