AGD 2021 House of Delegates Attendee Code of Behavior

As an attendee of 2021 House of Delegates Meeting, I commit to the following:


Mask 2I will wear a mask at all times while inside McCormick Place and hotel common areas of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place as directed by the CDC, the State of Illinois, and the City of Chicago.
No Hand-ShakingI will refrain from shaking hands, and I will maintain a six-foot social distance from other attendees. 
COVID-19 (1)

By registering to attend the 2021 House of Delegates Meeting, I have committed to hold all AGD parties harmless and to follow COVID-19 precautions and guidelines set forth by AGD.    

  • I have not tested positive for COVID-19.
    UNLESS I have been symptom- and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine AND at least 14 days have passed since I received a positive test result.
  • I am not experiencing (and have not experienced) one or more symptoms associated with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, including: shortness of breath, cough, fever, chills, sore throat and loss of smell.
  • I neither live with nor have I had close contact with someone who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.
    UNLESS at least 14 days have passed since my last exposure.
  • I am not currently under home quarantine or centralized observation by government or healthcare authorities. 
    UNLESS I have complied with all mandated requirements and have been subsequently cleared from mandated quarantine or centralized observation by the authority.
No GatheringI will comply with AGD’s requirement to show either proof of full COVID-19 vaccination as of 20 or more days prior to arrival OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival.
Covid ShieldIf I refuse to wear a mask while attending the House of Delegates Meeting, I understand that I will be asked to leave the meeting without reimbursement. 
Covid GlobeI will familiarize myself with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on domestic travel, Domestic Travel During COVID-19.


AGD’s Duty of Care Commitment

In addition to McCormick Place’s Safety Plan and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations at, AGD has developed the following safety guidelines that will be communicated to all attendees, vendors and staff involved in the House of Delegates Meeting , November 19-21.

Mask 2

Attendees, staff and vendors will always be required to wear face masks. AGD will provide a mask if an individual arrives to the meeting without one.

Temperature CheckHealth screening: A system will be in place to perform health screening questions and assess symptoms.
No GatheringIn order to provide a socially distant environment, AGD has arranged for the House of Delegates to be seated with 6’ distance from the next delegate. All House of Delegates sessions, Reference Committee sessions and Town Hall will take place in the same space with assigned seating for each delegate to use throughout the entire meeting.  

AGD will work with McCormick Place to provide enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols:

  • Meeting tables and high-touch points will be cleaned and sanitized after each meeting day .
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers and disinfecting wipes and replacement masks, should one be needed, will be provided to delegates throughout the meeting space.

AGD will provide attendees hand sanitizer in hallways and major thoroughfares and outside each meeting room. 

Covid ShieldSafety measure signage will be posted throughout the building reminding attendees to socially distance and wash hands.



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