BESLA 42nd Annual Conference
The COVID policy is subject to change prior to the event and we will notify all registrants.
Dear #BESLA42 Conference Attendee:
As it pertains to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we are still facing a challenging situation in which we are called on to be flexible and to make decisions in the best interest of our neighbors and community. Because of such a dynamic landscape and similar to #BESLA41, BESLA is taking an enhanced health and safety measures intended to mitigate the risk of 2022 Annual Conference attendees' exposure to COVID-19. However, despite the protocols and requirements in place, no precautions can entirely eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Accordingly, we ask that you be mindful of assuming such risks when electing to register for and attend the upcoming Annual Conference.
Although the current COVID-19 travel restrictions to enter Cancun, Mexico do not require vaccination or proof of a negative test, BESLA has decided to set a more protective policy for its conference. Consequently, everyone in attendance at #BESLA42 (i.e., the Board, Conference attendees, panelists, guests, and in-person vendors) will be required to be (1) fully vaccinated and (2) provide evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival to the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun.
A person is considered "fully vaccinated" two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.
o Exceptions will be made solely for individuals who have proof of medical prohibitions, subject to such exempted individuals agreeing to adhere to our testing protocols Medically exempt individuals will be required to submit proof of a negative PCR COVID test that was taken within 72 hours prior to their arrival at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun and will be obligated to continue to test during the conference on a cadence to be determined by BESLA.
Acceptable proof of vaccination includes a copy of a CDC vaccination card, an official immunization record (including one from the attendee’s health care provider), or an image of a digital vaccine card from a state created vaccine passport app (e.g., New York Excelsior App).
Only PCR tests will be accepted.