COVID-19 Policies and Procedures in Place for Accelerate

Jon Gorman, NetVU Executive Director | Posted: 01/05/2022

We are moving forward with our plans to have an in-person Accelerate March 28-31, 2022.

A group of your peers has been meeting during the past few months to establish and develop NetVU’s COVID-19 policies and procedures related to attending Accelerate. Last week, the NetVU executive board of directors approved these policies and I’m sharing them with you today.

NetVU will follow all federal, state, and local COVID-19 guidelines. In the absence of federal, state, or local guidelines or policies:

  1. NetVU will not require COVID-19 vaccinations for attendees, but strongly recommends vaccines and boosters for attendees.
  2. NetVU will not mandate protective masks covering the mouth and nose, but we will have masks available for attendees, and recommend wearing masks for all attendees..
  3. NetVU recommends that all attendees take a COVID-19 PCR test or approved COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Self-Test within 72 hours of traveling to Denver to detect current infection. (NetVU, pending availability, will have COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Self-Tests available on site.)
  4. NetVU will ask that attendees maintain social distancing when able.
  5. NetVU asks that you notify us at [email protected] if you test positive on site or upon returning home. NetVU intends to notify attendees of a COVID-19 infection, following all local and state guidelines for notification.

To read about protective measures being taken by the Colorado Convention Center, our host hotels, and other sites at which we intend to have Accelerate-related events, visit our policies online.

What we’ve learned, and heard from many members, after two years of virtual-only Accelerate is that we are desperately missing the human connection. You have missed the ability to meet and network with people just like you, facing the same challenges as you, every day. But you’ve also missed making critically important connections with Vertafore solutions experts, exhibitors and partner organizations who can deliver solutions for your organizations, and expanding your networks to include people from organizations vastly different from your own in order to learn from them as well.

NetVU is moving forward while considering the vastly disparate approaches to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 across our country. It’s clear that there isn’t a one-size fits all approach to putting on an event at the scale of Accelerate, but we feel the policies and procedures that we have come up with helps to address broadly what we can do from a health and safety perspective for our members.

I hope to welcome you in Denver in March. Please contact me directly if you have an questions or concerns about these guidelines and hosting Accelerate, powered by NetVU.

- Jon Gorman | NetVU Executive Director