2021 Annual Meeting Health & Safety Guidelines

Based on the recently updated CDC Guidelines, NCAC has updated our meeting health and safety guidelines. Please take a moment to review and feel free to reach out to Kim Paugh at kpaugh@ncac.com with any questions.

NCAC is committed to the health and safety of our attendees by following current CDC guidelines. Guidelines for our meeting are below:

Mask Recommendation:


  • Unvaccinated individuals should wear a mask in public indoor settings including at all NCAC meeting functions.

Fully Vaccinated:

NCAC recommends following CDC recommendations that, “fully vaccinated people should wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission”.

  • Portsmouth, NH is not rated as substantial or high transmission per the CDC.
  • If you are coming from a county with substantial or high transmission of COVID-19 and have concerns that you have been in large public indoor gatherings, please consider wearing a mask while in public indoor settings.
  • Visit https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view to see if your county is rated as substantial or high transmission.

Vaccinated individuals with no COVID-like symptoms following exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, should wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result; however, they may still attend the event.


Attendees should wash their hands frequently. Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the meeting space. For more information on the Sheraton’s (a Marriott property) cleaning procedures visit https://clean.marriott.com/.

Physical Distancing:

Attendees will have the opportunity to express their comfort level by grabbing a colored sticker for their name badge:

  • Green: Happy to shake hands
  • Yellow: Fist bumps preferred
  • Red: Smiles and waves only

During most events, there will be seating options available that allow for more space while eating. Our meeting space is more than large enough to accommodate our group size so we shouldn’t feel too crowded.

Stay Home If You Are Sick:

We ask that the following individuals stay home:

  • Vaccinated individuals that have COVID-19 symptoms and have not received a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Unvaccinated individuals with or without symptoms who have been exposed to COVID-19 within 14 days of the event.


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