NASW-WA Anti-Harassment Policy (Updated January 2023)
NASW-WA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for professional participation for all our members, partners, and other conference and event attendees. Our strength as an association is our people, and we cherish their diversity and strive for equity and inclusion. We value all our attendees equally, and will not accept any treatment at the event, or in any sphere of Association business, that undermines this value. By registering for this event, you agree to abide by this policy. Our conferences and other meeting events, including those conducted virtually, are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, color, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, or other personal characteristic. In keeping with the Social Work Code of Ethics we expect that all participants and conference staff treat each person in a caring and respectful fashion, mindful of individual and cultural and ethnic diversity. We have a zero-tolerance policy for hostile or harassing conduct directed toward event participants in any form, including at related social events.
Unacceptable behavior includes offensive verbal comments related to one of the above characteristics, as well as intimidation, stalking, the use of harassing photography or audio or video recording, disruption of presentations or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Reporting Hostile or Harassing Conduct
If you are being harassed or know of someone being harassed, please contact a member of NASW-WA staff immediately. A staff member may be by calling (206) 706-7084, or emailing email@example.com. Staff are committed to assisting participants, which includes contacting security or local law enforcement, providing participants with necessary support, and follow up or assisting participants to determine what is needed for them to feel safe.
Consequences for Policy Violations
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, NASW-WA may take any action deemed appropriate, including removal from the event with no refund, and imposing restrictions on attendance at future events.
COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDEES (Updated January 2023)
NASW-WA’s number one priority is the health and safety of all event participants. Our goal is to hold a safe event, recognizing it is not possible to remove all risks, in particular concerning COVID-19. We intend to make every effort to provide a safe environment for attendees.
The policies outlined below, which apply to all attendees (including NASW-WA staff, presenters, exhibitors and volunteers), are consistent with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NASW-WA will monitor applicable state and local requirements and public health recommendations and update the policies below as appropriate to best protect the health and safety of attendees. Please check this website periodically for updates.
Specifically, NASW-WA will require all attendees to:
Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19
If the “COVID-19 Community level” is high at the time of the event – wear a face covering at all times (except when actively consuming food or a beverage or conducting training) – see Mask Requirement section below.
Consent to a waiver of liability
Proof of Vaccination Requirement
Registrants will be required to attest (electronically) as part of the conference registration either (1) that they are up to date on their vaccinations (as defined by the CDC), or (2) if they are not up to date, that they will obtain an antigen (rapid) test within 48 hours of the conference and refrain from attending if testing positive. Under current CDC guidelines, being up to date means one has completed the primary vaccination series and has received the most recent booster dose recommended by the CDC.
Under CDC guidance, persons in areas with designated “high” COVID-19 community levels are encouraged to wear a mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status. We have opted to require masks if the community level is high. Currently, the community level where the event venue is located is low. If at the time of the event, the level is high, attendees will be required wear a mask indoors. Registrants will be notified via email prior to the Event on whether masks will be required. If a mask requirement is not in effect at the time of the event, masks will be encouraged.
If a mask requirement is in effect, attendees will be required to wear a surgical mask with at least three layers of fabric, or a KN95, KF94, or N95 mask. This is consistent with CDC guidance on face coverings. Wearing only a cloth mask or gaiter will not be acceptable; however, individuals may choose to wear cloth masks or gaiters over a surgical mask or a KN95, KF94, or N95 mask.
Attendees will be expected to take reasonable precautions to reduce the risk of COVID transmission and to behave responsibly. We ask all attendees to be vigilant in monitoring their health. If you have COVID or suspect you may be infected but do not yet have test results, please do not attend the event. For information on preventing the spread of the virus to others, see the CDC guidance on isolation precautions for people with COVID. Also, if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID, please follow the CDC guidance on precautions to take after exposure.
Waiver of Liability Related to COVID-19
NASW-WA and our venue partners have taken enhanced health and safety measures for event attendees related to COVID-19. Nevertheless, attendance at any of our in-person events may give rise to an increased risk of contracting COVID-19. Although the safety of event attendees is our highest priority, NASW-WA cannot guarantee that attendees will not become infected as a result of their participation.
In order to attend the event, we require that all attendees consent to a waiver of liability related to COVID-19. Please carefully review the waiver that follows and indicate your consent below.
I acknowledge the contagious and evolving nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to the virus at the event and become infected as a result. I accept sole responsibility for any potential illness or other harm to myself (and any associated expense) related to contracting the virus while attending the event. I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless NASW, its employees, agents, and representatives from all liability of any kind related to COVID-19.
I will comply with all COVID-related policies that may be implemented by NASW and the Venue. This includes, but is not limited to, mask-wearing and social distancing requirements and restrictions on certain activities that carry higher COVID-related risk.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS WAIVER, AND I CONSENT TO ITS TERMS. (IN-PERSON ATTENDEES WILL NEED TO CHECK THE BOX AT THE END OF THE EVENT REGISTRATION INDICATING YOUR CONSENT).
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