Dear SCWCEA Conference Participants:
The SCWCEA will require proof of a full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test (within 72 hours prior to your arrival) for entry into this year’s conference, October 3 – 6 at the Marriott Grande Dunes. It is not necessary that you bring your original vaccination card. A copy or photo on your phone will be sufficient.
We are two weeks until the start of the conference and are excited to welcome each of you back to Myrtle Beach. The SCWCEA is contractually bound to hold the 2021 conference and will not offer a virtual option this year. Attendance numbers are better than anticipated and are increasing daily.
Some of you have expressed safety concerns and we completely understand. We want to reassure each attendee and participant that we have put in place a comprehensive plan that prioritizes the health and safety of everyone and will continue to monitor and adapt as needed. Our safety protocols are based on safety measures recommended by national and local health authorities.
In keeping with the policy of the Marriott, we are requesting that all unvaccinated attendees continue to wear a mask or face covering and practice social distancing when in public spaces inside the hotel. Fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear masks or face coverings inside or outside of the hotel. The Marriott is requiring staff to confirm proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. Unvaccinated hotel staff are required to wear face masks and use additional personal protective equipment based on job specifications. Vaccinated staff have the option to wear or not to wear face coverings but many are choosing to do so.
For additional details on how the SCWCEA will be handling your safety during the conference, click here.
We genuinely appreciate your participation and support and look forward to seeing you in Myrtle Beach. Please stay safe.
Donna R. Croom