CONFERENCE VACCINATION UPDATE

CONFERENCE VACCINATION UPDATE

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) is committed to protecting the health and safety of conference attendees, partners, guests, and staff. To enable in-person events to take place with lower risk to participants, effective October 20, 2021, NAHN is requiring all in-person participants to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination for admittance to any NAHN in-person meeting and event.

The responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment is a shared responsibility among the event organizer, venues, and every participant. Beginning with the NAHN Annual Conference, November 16-19, 2021, all in-person participants (including but not limited to presenters, attendees, exhibitors, guests, vendors, staff) of NAHN conferences are expected to be fully vaccinated. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. You must receive your final (or only) dose by Tuesday, November 2, 2021, to meet these requirements and attend the 2021 NAHN Annual Conference.

Our decisions and preventive measures are guided by the requirements and recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and federal, state, and local health authorities. NAHN is working closely with the conference venues to implement preventative measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus at our conference. We recommend you also review the guidelines from Puerto Rico regarding entry using this link.

All in-person participants are expected to adhere to and abide by the safety precautions NAHN is implementing to protect against the spread of COVID-19, including:

  • Verification of full COVID vaccination for in-person participation. We will share more details on how this process will work in the coming weeks. 
  • Masking required indoors and outdoors (per Puerto Rico mandate)
  • Social distancing within meeting rooms

Details regarding the process for verification of COVID vaccine will be shared with all conference registrants and provided on the NAHN website soon. NAHN fully supports its community and respects the individual decisions that must be made in these extremely challenging times. Therefore, attendees unable to participate will have their registration changed from in-person to virtual and will be refunded the difference in price. Additional details about cancellation and refund policies are available online on the NAHN conference website. If you need registration assistance, please contact Kerim Oz at koz@thehispanicnurses.org.

NAHN is committed to keeping our conference attendees safe, while creating an exceptional experience. We look forward to another exciting conference and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

NAHN reserves the right to modify this policy at any time based on updated recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and federal, state, and local health authorities. For questions, contact Kate Hernandez at kate.hernandez@mci-group.com.

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What’s happening in Puerto Rico? Key Information for Travelers.

As of October 1, Puerto Rico is doing so much better against COVID-19 than the rest of the U.S.:

  • About 90% of eligible Puerto Ricans have received at least one vaccine dose (15 points higher than the national average).
  • For every 100,000 residents, Puerto Rico was reporting 6 new cases per day verses the nationwide average of 34 new cases per day.
  • The full vaccination rate for Puerto Rico is 66% of the total population.
  • Cases and hospitalizations are down 20% in the past 14 days.

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