The Southern Regional Education Board considers the health and
safety of all who attend the 2022 Making Schools Work Conference
at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center — including our
attendees, staff, partners and on-site service providers — as our
top priority. We are committed to facilitating optimal health and
safety conditions throughout our event, as described in our
Duty of Care
All attendees will be required to adhere to the on-site
health and safety practices below.
In partnership with the Gaylord Texan, SREB will provide:
Responsible food and beverage service, seating, traffic flows
and barriers for meeting spaces.
Appropriate signage to reinforce health and safety
Electrostatic cleaning of all meeting rooms overnight or in
the early morning and during lunch breaks.
All attendees will be required to follow these health and safety
Social distancing, room sets and air flow
Attendees should leave at least six feet between
themselves and the individual closest to them.
Meeting rooms, general sessions, special events and
dining areas will be set to promote social distancing by SREB’s
Conference Team and the Gaylord Texan.
Signs outside each meeting room will indicate maximum
occupancy. If all of the seats in a room are taken, do not
bring in extra seating, sit on the floor or stand at the back
of the room or in the doorway.
Do not move tables and chairs in any meeting rooms,
general sessions or dining areas.
Meetingroom doors should be left open
at all times to allow air circulation. This may
Signage and barriers will indicate the direction of
traffic flow and designatedentry and exit doors in highly populated areas
like the Texas Ballroom and the Education Marketplace in the
During general sessions and other large gatherings, SREB
staff will direct attendees to fill seats at the front of
the room first and exit following a last-in,
first-out model to encourage social distancing.
All attendees must
wear a mask over the nose and mouth while in public
areas, including in meeting rooms, general sessions and
special events. Attendees may remove their
masks while eating or drinking or when they are outdoors,
provided they are also socially distancing. Mask tips:
Ensure that the mask covers your nose and mouth.
Wash your hands before putting on your mask.
Put the same side against your face each time to avoid
wearing the “dirty side” against your face.
Remove your mask using the straps to avoid touching the
part that protects your face.
Wash your reusable mask daily after using it.
Attendees will receive a reusable fabric
mask in their conference bags, available in the
Education Marketplace in the Grapevine Ballroom. Additional
disposable masks will be available for attendees
at Conference Headquarters outside the Texas Ballroom and at
SREB’s booth in the Grapevine Ballroom.
You may bring and wear your own masks, face shields or other
personal protective equipment.
Attendees who refuse to wear a maskor persist in wearing their mask
improperlywill be asked to leave the
conference and may be refused a refund of their registration
Hand Washing and Sanitizing
Attendees should frequently
wash their hands with water and soap for at least
20 seconds. At minimum, wash your hands at the beginning and
end of each day or refreshment break and after using the
restroom, sneezing, touching your eyes, nose or mouth, eating
or drinking, etc.
use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% ethanol
or 70% isopropanol when a sink is not available. A
personal-sized hand sanitizer will be provided to each attendee
in our conference bags. Additional hand sanitizer stations will
be positioned throughout the venue.
Equipment and High-Touch Surfaces
Microphones, headphones and other equipment should not be
shared, and should be sanitized before and after each use. Our
on-site AV provider will sanitize in-room AV equipment.
Try to avoid using your fingertips to touch commonly used
items, such as doorknobs, elevator buttons, light switches, etc.
Try using a pen, object, elbow or a tissue to touch these items.
Daily Health Attestation
Prior to coming to the conference, and at the start of each day
of the conference, attendees will be asked to complete a
health attestation to confirm they do not have a fever
of 100.4 Fahrenheit or higher, have not experienced COVID-19
symptoms, and have not had close contact with someone with a
known or suspected COVID-19 case. If you answer yes to any of
these questions, do not attend the conference.
If You Become Ill
If you should become ill during or after the conference, or know
of an attendee who has become ill, please contact a member of
SREB’s Conference Team or email email@example.com
immediately. SREB will notify local health authorities of
suspected cases of COVID-19 while protecting the confidentiality
of your personal health information.
Your Personal Accountability Commitment
By attending the 2022 Making Schools Work Conference in
Grapevine, Texas, you agree to abide by and engage in certain
health and safety practices while attending the event. This
includes, but is not limited to, adhering to health and safety
requests made by SREB staff and venue personnel and not attending
the conference if you are ill or have been recently exposed to a
known or suspected case of COVID-19.
This page was last revised August 26, 2021.
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