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We are planning an in-person event. We are closely monitoring COVID information from the CDC and state health departments across the region. That information includes infection rates, vaccination rates and mitigation recommendations.
As with all other responsible organizations, the health and safety of all our members, guests and staff is our highest priority. To that end, the Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter Board of Governors, representing media professionals across our five-state region, have voted to implement the following COVID-19 safety protocols for the 2021 Regional Emmy® Awards Gala on Saturday October 9th at the Radisson Blu Mall of America. We ask that all attendees:
· Check-in at their scheduled arrival time to prevent crowding
· Present at check-in either their COVID-19 vaccination card OR a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the event.
· Wear either the complimentary Emmy branded face mask or a face mask of their choice, covering the nose and mouth at all times, except at photo walls, while eating or drinking or presenting on stage
· Remain grouped together with members of their own organizations at the tables
· Not attend if you or anyone in your circles are or have felt unwell or has tested positive for, or is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test. We invite you then to enjoy the show via our livestream.
Free testing is available in:
As a courtesy to any members who purchased tickets between Sept. 10th – Sept. 19th who wish to cancel, they may do so by Sept 24th, 2021. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952-381-7494.
HOTEL COVID SAFETY
The Radisson Blu Mall of America ballroom & hotel rooms have fresh air circulation systems. The building is designed to draw air in from outdoors, temper it and push indoors. Then air is pulled out and pushed outside.
The hotel has instituted an in-depth cleanliness and disinfection protocol designed to ensure your safety and peace of mind from check-in to check-out.
By purchasing admission into the ceremony during the ongoing public health warnings regarding COVID-19 and its variants, you agree to abide by our Event Guest Code of Conduct and agree to implied consent of our Event Limited Liability Waiver.
UPPER MIDWEST EMMY® GALA LIMITED LIABILITY WAIVER
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious. The state of medical knowledge is evolving, but the virus is believed to spread from person-to-person contact and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces and objects, and even possibly in the air. People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms and therefore spread the disease. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life threatening illness and even death .
On August 23rd, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Upper Midwest Chapter cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while attending its conferences and/or entering onto premises where NATAS events are held.
It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend a conference organized by NATAS and enter onto premises where its conferences are held, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I have read and understood the above warning concerning COVID-19. I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 for myself in order to attend The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Upper Midwest Chapter Regional Emmy® Awards Gala and enter venue premises. Upper Midwest Chapter Regional Emmy® Awards Gala is of such value to me that I accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to attend in person.
WAIVER OF LAWSUIT/LIABILITY: I hereby forever release and waive my right to bring suit against The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Upper Midwest Chapter and its owners, officers, board of governors, managers, officials, trustees, agents, employees, or other representatives for fault in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to attending its event . I understand that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any claim based on negligence, including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen.
CHOICE OF LAW: I understand and agree that the law of the State of Minnesota will apply to this contract.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS RELEASE, AND FREELY AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME THE RISK AND WAIVE MY RIGHTS CONCERNING LIABILITY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE:
UPPER MIDWEST EMMY® GALA EVENT GUEST CODE OF CONDUCT
A code of conduct is a collection of rules and regulations that include what is and is not acceptable or expected behavior.
The Events Industry Council, through its member organizations, has offered guidelines outlining steps that can be implemented to provide as safe an environment as possible when meeting in-person. Responsibility is shared equally among event organizers, the event venues and the event attendees – all have a role to play.
Based on our common set of beliefs in the value of live event experiences we know to be true, as stakeholders we all have a role to play in the mitigation of risk. The code of conduct below is meant to serve as a reminder and inspiration to know that if we all collectively respect the significance of this contribution, we are by definition advocating for the well-being of our fellow global citizens and our industry.
Before Leaving Home
On-site During the Event
Based on current contact tracing advice from many health authorities, if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home, please contact the meeting/event organizers to advise them.