Your health and safety is our #1 concern
The Commission on the Annual Conference Session has made the safety and well-being of our members, staff, volunteers, and sponsors the single most important priority in the planning of this year's gathering.
We continue to evaluate our health and safety protocols based on guidance and requirements from federal, state, and local health authorities and adjust accordingly. Below are some of the precautions we will implement for the Annual Conference.
MEASURES WE ARE TAKING TO KEEP YOU SAFE:
- Reduced seating in Governors Hall will be available to voting members and necessary personnel only. All voting will occur live in Governors Hall. Limited Visitor and Guest seating will be available in an alternate room with a Livestream of the session.
- Frequent breaks will allow members to step outside for fresh air.
- Legislative Committees will meet online pre-conference, and most conference reports will be prerecorded and available for viewing prior to Annual Conference.
- Fewer Focus Meals are available, shifting to all General Seating. This allows us to offer more space between chairs and maximize outdoor seating. Use the touchless hand sanitizing station before and after accessing the buffet line.
- Ministry Fair tables have been eliminated to open hallways during transit and meal times. A limited number of paid sponsor tables will be set up in the pre-function space of Governors Hall.
- The Michigan Conference is unable to pair up persons to share a room without a mutual request from said persons.
GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT & SPA HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
Touchless hand sanitizing stations are set-up throughout the resort.
The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing has been increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces including, but not limited to, front desk check-in counters, bell stand, elevators, door handles, handrails, public bathrooms, room keys and locks, ATMs, stair handrails, gym equipment, dining surfaces, shuttle buses and seating areas.
Cleaning and sanitizing protocols are used to clean guest rooms prior to your arrival, with particular attention paid to high-touch items including television remote controls, toilet seats and handles, door and furniture handles, water faucet handles, nightstands, telephones, in-room control panels, light switches, temperature control panels, alarm clocks, luggage racks, and flooring.