ASTE Covid Information Page
In North Carolina, we are experiencing increased numbers in Covid cases, but are still keeping an eye on the situation, hoping the current surge in cases will die down soon. Our Governor announced he is leaving any mandates to be decided on the local level, and our city did choose to implement a mask mandate effective August 17th. The hotel is hopeful that private events will be able to carry on without concern and until we hear otherwise, we are moving forward with the ASTE 2021 as planned. If we are still under a mask requirement September 24-25th, I remain hopeful that enough of our attendees will be ready to get back to in-person training and support the organizations that work hard to provide it. Our registration numbers reflect a great deal of enthusiasm to return to live events, and we too are ready to make it happen.
Masks: The CDC’s recent recommendations state that ALL of our event participants (staff, attendees, sponsors, and speakers) should wear a mask while indoors at the event – and especially when in close proximity to one another (with the exception of eating and drinking). The city of Cary, where the event is held, is currently under a mask mandate due to the sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in our area. You can view the mandate here to learn about the requirements and exemptions.
Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the event. In addition, we encourage our attendees to wash their hands frequently, as we all know that thorough hand washing can reduce the spread of many viruses including COVID-19.