The Southern Regional Education Board considers the health and
safety of all who attend the 2021 Making Schools Work
Conference at the Gaylord Opryland 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 Opryland 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 Marriott’s
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.
Name badges will be printed on demand at
socially distanced check-in kiosks in the Delta Lobby. 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 in
the Delta Lobby.
A reusable fabric mask will be provided in
our conference bags, available in the Education
Marketplace in the Ryman Exhibit Hall (supplies limited).
Additional disposable masks will be
available at SREB’s Conference Headquarters in the Delta Lobby
and in SREB’s booth in the Education Marketplace in the Ryman
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 Opryland, 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 email@example.com.
SREB will notify local health authorities of suspected cases of
COVID-19 while protecting the confidentiality of your personal
Your Personal Accountability Commitment
By attending the 2021 Making Schools Work Conference in
Nashville, Tennessee, you agree to abide by and engage in certain
health and safety practices while attending the event. This
includes, but is not limited to, wearing a mask over your nose
and mouth at all times in public areas, engaging in social
distancing, 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.