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 sanitary conditions throughout
our conference. Our Duty of Care is a living document that will
continue to evolve and incorporate features that enhance the
experience and safety of all who attend.
On-Site Health and Safety Practices
- As a part of Marriott International’s family, the
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
has put in place a multi-pronged approach to meeting the health
and safety challenges presented by COVID-19, as outlined in
Commitment to Clean. We encourage you to explore
these practices, which have been guided by Vanderbilt
University Medical Center and Marriott’s Global Cleanliness
Council of experts in food and water safety, hygiene and
infection prevention, and hotel operations. All Gaylord
properties have certified Emergency Medical Technicians and/or
a Registered Nurse on-site. For questions, contact: GaylordOprylandClean@GaylordHotels.com.
- All SREB staff will follow and support attendees in following
health and safety practices.
Name Badges, Badge Holders, Lanyards and Ribbons
Name badges will be printed on demand at
socially distanced check-in kiosks outside the Texas Ballroom at
the Gaylord Texan. Before the conference, we’ll email a
registration confirmation containing a barcode for you to check
your badge information. Save or print this email to scan your
barcode on-site for touchless printing of your badge and tickets.
Pick up a badge holder, lanyard
and ribbons nearby.
- A reusable fabric mask will be provided in
our conference bags, available in the Education
Marketplace in the Grapevine Ballroom (supplies limited).
- Additional disposable masks will be
available at SREB’s Conference Headquarters outside the Texas
Ballroom and in SREB’s booth in the Education Marketplace in the
- SREB staff will be on hand to provide additional disposable
masks and gentle mask-wearing reminders.
- You may bring your own masks, face shields and other personal
- A personal-sized hand sanitizer will be
provided in our conference bags (supplies limited).
- Additional hand sanitizer stations will be positioned
throughout the conference space.
In partnership with the Gaylord Texan, we will provide:
- Responsible food and beverage service, seating, traffic flows
and barriers for meeting spaces.
- Appropriate signage to reinforce social distancing and other
health and safety reminders.
- Electrostatic cleaning of all meeting rooms overnight or in
the early morning and during lunch breaks.
If You Become Ill
If you become ill during or after the conference, please contact
a member of SREB staff or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Texan, 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.
Download a PDF version of this Duty of Care statement.
This statement was last revised August 26, 2021.
The image on our Duty of Care landing page is used courtesy
of the Alliance for Excellent Education.