In an effort to promote the safety and well-being of all attendees at our in-person Annual Conference at the Samoset Resort next month, MPCA has adopted a version of the well-being policy developed by the National Association of Community Health Centers for their events. We believe that adherence to this policy will best protect attendees and ensure a comfortable learning and networking environment for all.

To this end, all attendees will be asked to participate in and abide by all safety protocols outlined below for MPCA’s 2022 Annual Conference. We will continue to closely monitor all conditions related to COVID-19 between now and the start of the event and reserve the right to assure compliance with Maine state regulations. We will inform you of any such changes so you can properly plan for your attendance. By registering for and attending MPCA’s Annual Conference all participants agree to the following:

Personal Accountability Commitment
I will not attend the MPCA Annual Conference in person if I have been recently exposed to COVID-19 or if I am feeling ill.

Statement of Personal Accountability for Registered Attendees, Exhibitors, Speakers and Guests
MPCA’s Annual Conference brings together many people from widespread locations into a public space. Any public space where other people are present holds an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 as well as other communicable diseases. By attending the Annual Conference, I am voluntarily assuming all risk related to exposure to COVID-19 or any other communicable disease and I will not hold MPCA or any of its affiliates, including its directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, and volunteers liable for any illness I might contract during or after the event. While attending the conference I will take necessary precautions including, but not limited to, adhering to the Well-Being Protocols, posted signs, placards and verbal requests, engaging in physical distancing as appropriate, wearing a mask and engaging in hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette. I will not attend the conference if I feel ill or have had recent exposure to anyone with a confirmed positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

Samoset Resort Commitment – Enhanced COVID Protocols

  • Hand Sanitization Stations in all Meeting Spaces
  • Regular Cleaning and Sanitizing of High-Touch Surfaces
  • Socially Distanced Meeting Room Settings
  • Individual Utensils for Meals
  • Gloves Worn During All Food and Beverage Service
  • Regularly Cleaned and Maintained HVAC System, Including Filters
  • Enhanced Cleaning Protocols in Guest Rooms and Heavy Traffic Areas
  • Restrooms Cleaned, Disinfected, and Sanitized at Regular Intervals

We strive at The Samoset to ensure that all of our Guests feel safe and comfortable during their stay with us. We hold your safety in our highest regards.

MPCA’s 2022 Annual Conference Protocols and Policies
All conference attendees will be asked to participate in and abide by safety protocols implemented onsite for the event. We will continue to closely monitor all conditions related to COVID-19 between now and the start of the event and reserve the right to modify health screening protocols at our sole discretion. We will inform you of any such changes so you can properly plan for your attendance.

Mask Wearing Policy: Mask wearing will be mandatory indoors for the duration of the conference. Mask wearing will be optional while outdoors.

Hand Sanitizer Stations: We will provide ample hand sanitization stations throughout the event spaces for you to use. Additionally, you will find personal hand sanitizer in your conference bag. If you need more during the conference, ask at the MPCA registration desk.

Socially Distanced Seating Options: Within the design of our meeting and event spaces, we will offer distanced seating at tables.

COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure: Attendees should not attend the conference if they are experiencing or exhibiting any COVID-19 related symptoms or if they have become recently exposed to a person with a positive and confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

Respect your fellow attendees. At registration you will be able to self-select a ribbon for your badge to indicate your comfort level for networking:

Red
 – NO CONTACT: 6 Feet Apart and Social Distancing
Yellow – ELBOWS ONLY: Still Being Cautious
Green – HIGH 5’s & HANDSHAKES: Frequent Hand Washing/Sanitizing

Questions? Contact awatkins@mepca.org or 207-707-4050 for more information.