COVID-Safe Practices for La Cosecha Conference Participants
Our community has shown great determination and leadership in the face of the extraordinary hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we prepare to gather for La Cosecha 2021, we ask for your help in ensuring that all of our community members continue to take necessary precautions to remain safe when participating in this year’s conference. Please help us set the highest standards for living with COVID-19 by enacting the following practices based upon guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as New Mexico’s Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the NM Department of Health.
Everyone planning to attend La Cosecha 2021 in-person is highly encouraged to be Covid-19 vaccinated. Note: the Governor of New Mexico may require proof of vaccinations to attend this year’s La Cosecha Conference in person. Please stay tuned.
Adherence to the latest official CDC guidance will require 100% mask-wearing according to the latest CDC guidance for all participants when inside the Albuquerque Convention Center and conference hotels. For the latest information, see CDC’s “Your Guide to Masks” and the State of New Mexico’s Public Health Order.
Social distancing will be encouraged within all meeting and community spaces to include 6-feet distance between individuals.
Please join La Cosecha Conference in the Virtual platform ONLY if you are experiencing the following COVID-19 symptoms. Free testing through the New Mexico Department of Health is available. Below is a list of possible COVID-19 symptoms:
□ Fever or chills
□ Shortness of breath or difficulty
□ Muscles or body aches
□ New loss of taste or smell
□ Sore throat
□ Congestion or runny nose
□ Nausea or vomiting
Sanitizer and sanitizer stations will be available to conference participants. Frequent hand washing is encouraged.
Meeting rooms and community spaces will be cleaned and disinfected according to CDC guidelines.
COVID-19 cases will be reported to the New Mexico Environment Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau within 4 hours of notification, according to a permanent rule adopted by the Environmental Improvement Board.