We hope the information will assist you in understanding some of the “behind the scenes” considerations associated with the planning and execution of this event. If your question is not addressed below, please reach out to Nathan Victoria at nvictoria@spaonline.org.

During registration, participants will affirm agreement to the SPA COVID-19 Member Meeting Policy. Please visit this webpage to learn more information about SPA’s policy.

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You are our first line of defense! Please observe the following:

  • Wear your mask at all times in event spaces, except for when you are consuming food or drinks.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water. Hand sanitizer is a great second option.
  • Avoid crowding into elevators; there’s always the next one!
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If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with those listed for COVID-19, please avoid the event area altogether. Please notify Monica Tune at mtune@spaonline.org. Here is a resource from the City of Chicago listing different COVID-19 testing sites in the area.

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The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago is committed to hosting you safely and responsibly. For more information about Marriott International’s Commitment to Clean and the steps they are taking, click here. The hotel’s safety protocol highlights can also be found here.

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We plan to allow for spacing between attendees when seated during sessions so they can enjoy SPA safely. More details to come about navigating and accessing the physical space.

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Yes. SPA is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated means final dose plus two weeks’ time. We will share more details on how to provide proof of vaccination and other logistics to implement this safety measure. If you have a religious or medical reason that prevents you from obtaining a vaccination, we invite you to consider the virtual-only experience or reach out to us at info@spaonline.org to discuss arrangements.

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At this time, we cannot say. SPA will be following the City of Chicago mask requirements at the date of the event. If we do require masks and to maximize protection, your mask must completely cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides of your face without gaps. Bandanas, gaiters, and masks with exhalation valves are not permitted.

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