Health and safety policy
(As of 10/20/2023)
With the health and well-being of all WQA event participants as our top priority, WQA has implemented this Health and Safety Policy. We believe this policy will create an environment where everyone can feel comfortable, regardless of their company or home state policies and allow for a safe and productive event.
Proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test or health screenings are NOT required and wearing a face mask during the event is optional. However, individuals who fall within any of the categories below should not participate in the 2024 WQA Convention and Exposition.
By attending a WQA event, you certify that you do not fall into any of the following categories:
- Individuals who are not fully vaccinated (or who have not had a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 90 days) AND have come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 within five full days preceding the event; or
- Individuals who have a positive viral test for COVID-19 within five full days preceding the event, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms; or
- Individuals with current symptoms of COVID-19 or who have had COVID-19 symptoms within five full days preceding the event, including people awaiting test results or who have not been tested.
Participants agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 during and immediately after the event and withdraw from event participation promptly if they experience any symptoms. Additionally, participants should contact WQA at firstname.lastname@example.org if they experience symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 within fourteen (14) days of attending the event.
By registering for and attending the 2024 WQA Convention & Exposition, you agree to adhere to and be bound by the COVID-19 practices and requirements, including any changes or modifications announced and implemented by WQA for the 2024 Convention and Exposition.
RELEASE: I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the Water Quality Association (WQA) and its affiliates, including their respective employees, officers, directors, agents, and/or representatives, from any claim or cause of action, including all liabilities, penalties, losses, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind, arising out of or relating to exposure to COVID-19. I agree that the foregoing release, discharge, and covenants apply even when WQA or its affiliate directly or indirectly caused injury, losses, or other harm related to COVID-19, whether by negligent acts or omissions, and whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any WQA (or affiliate) program. This release is binding on my heirs, administrators, executors, successors, and assigns.
WQA’s Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics policies can be found here .