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COVID-19 Response and Procedures

As COVID-19 continues to evolve and produce variants that have impact in our community, the World Affairs Council is monitoring and reacting to the latest information. We remain flexible, and our precautions may be fluid. We will be implementing health and safety measures, such as masking and social distancing, regardless of vaccination status, to reduce the spread of disease.

The risk of exposure to COVID-19 remains inherent in any public setting. It is important to acknowledge that COVID-19 is highly contagious and can lead to severe illness or death. Thus, by attending World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth events, guests voluntarily assume the risks related to exposure to COVID–19 and will indemnify and hold harmless the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, its staff and Board of Directors, volunteers, and other related parties.

With that in mind, we are establishing the following precautions:

Proof of vaccination will be required to attend in person. You will not be permitted to enter the program without proof of vaccination

Accepted forms of proof:

  • Physical vaccination card
  • Photocopy of vaccination card
  • Digital photo of vaccination card (on mobile device)
  • As much as we are able, we will encourage distancing during events
  • Masks will be required for all staff and guests (eating/drinking being the exception)
  • Staff will commit to masking at all events, even as requirements lessen to recommendations
  • Masks will be made available at event registration table
  • Temperatures will be checked at event registration table
  • Sanitizer will be available throughout event space
  • High-traffic areas will be sanitized regularly during event

Most importantly, if you feel sick or have concern that you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home and prevent risk of further spread.

Should an in-person speaker event face cancellation, we will shift to a virtual presentation as we are able, and registration fees will be refunded. This will not apply to fundraising events.

We hope you will take time to be aware of current CDC guidelines and regional regulations and conditions related to COVID-19 as you consider attending any events. You can find up-to-date information at the following links:

Q: Do I need to be vaccinated to attend WACDFW events in person?

A: Proof of vaccination will be required to attend events in person. This is to assure the highest level of safety to all guests as we return to an in-person format. A virtual livestream option will be offered as possible.

Q: Will I need to wear a mask when I attend an in-person event?

A: Yes. As COVID-19 continues to evolve and produce variants that have impact in our community, we will be implementing health and safety measures, such as masking and social distancing, regardless of vaccination status, to reduce the spread of disease.

Q: What measures will WACDFW take to prevent spread of COVID-19 at in-person events?

A: We will be implementing health and safety measures such as masking and social distancing, when possible, to reduce the spread of disease, in addition to regular sanitization of high-traffic areas. We will also provide temperature checks, disposable masks, and hand sanitizer at the event for attendees.

Q: If an in-person event is cancelled, will my registration be refunded?

A: Should an in-person speaker event face cancellation, we will shift to a virtual presentation as we are able, and refunds will be administered to registrants. This will not apply to fundraising events.

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