Apparently, there’s a "deadly virus" going around lately making people sick. We understand and respect everyone having mixed feelings about the situation such as "to mask or not to mask?" Although, most of our folks are not OVERLY concerned especially if/when they're pretty health-conscious, respectful AND responsible individuals. We guess entrepreneurs do have a tendency to have a higher risk tolerance threshold and wouldn’t be going out to networking events if they worry about it. Having said that, we still want to ensure the health and safety of all our attendees, guests, crew members, and vendors to be our top priority.
EventQpids has redesigned all BMG events and the Think Tank gathering experiences following guidelines from the CDC, State of Utah, Utah County, and some added BMG-style creativity and applying basic common sense. We have taken numerous precautions to ensure the Health and Safety of all our attendees. These add-on precautions, modifications and suggestions include the following:
CONTROLLED AND CONTACTABLE PARTICIPANTS - All attendees MUST be pre-registered prior to attending with pre-assigned seating so we know who is in the room, where they’ve seated and have ways of contacting each and every attendees prior and after the events in the odd chance that we need to "trace" them.
LIMITED NUMBER OF GUESTS MAXED AT 100 - We will have no more than 100 attendees for this event - which is under 50% capacity of our hosting venues inside the Wadley Farms Castle, the Barn and the Railroad House; and 25% capacity for The Grid on Day 2.
SYMPTOMS AND TEMPERATURE CHECK UPON ARRIVAL - all guests will have their temperature checked via our no-contact thermometer as well as a verbal verification with each attendees health condition on the day of the event.
COLORED WRISTBANDS - All attendees will be given FOUR different colored wristbands to choose from - with each indicating their own comfort level for "physical-distancing." E.g., GREEN stands for Elbow or Fist bump friendly; YELLOW stands for contactless networking; BLUE stands for people who completely do not mind being social and are in desperate need for some TLC; and RED are for those who are being ultra cautious about physical distancing and can subtly allow others to gracefully respect their need for distance and space when interacting.
MASKS - We've not made wearing masks mandatory but welcomes and encourages anyone who wishes to wear a mask or desires to do anything preventative to feel completely comfortable doing so. We will also be offering the disposable version of O2TODAY MASKS - one of the best protective masks on the planet available as free gift to all participants.
MD HANDS AND SURFACE SPRAYS - a proud BMG members own - clinically tested on SARS-CoV-2 virus (the cause of COVID-19 disease) proven to kill up to 98% of pathogens on contact. The spray will be abundantly available throughout the event venue for Level-10 OCD disinfection and sanitization for both hands and high-touch surfaces. (https://www.mdsurface.com/)
NO HANDSHAKES PLEASE - we will be strongly discouraging handshakes at this event. We’ve noticed people have a habit of doing so. But we know there’s no way people are not going to touch their own faces during those two days! A better alternative to greeting would be ELBOW or FIST BUMPS. Ladies are also welcome to BUTT BUMP should they choose to or, are soul sisters. Butt Bumps for guys can be a little awkward, but hey, no judgement here.
HUGGERS - shall hug at their own risk!!!
MANDATORY HAND-WASHING BREAKS - at each break between the Tank Sessions, all guests are asked to wash their hands. We will also be passing hand sanitizers around every hour.
ASSIGNED SEATINGS AND TABLES - We will be seating 6 - 8 guests per roundtable for the Think Tank sessions. However, we also will be offering those guests who are more concerned or prefer to sit at tables with less people. The option will be available to all and can seat them at tables of 4's so they are further apart. If it is your preference to sit at tables of 4’s, please be sure to let us know beforehand be emailing Melissa Garrett at email@example.com
INDIVIDUALLY PACKED BOXED LUNCHES + CATERERS SERVING BUFFET DINNER WITH DESIGNATED STAFF WEARING GLOVES AND MASKS TO SERVE ALL ATTENDEES CODE OF HONOR PLEDGE - All attendees are required to sign a Code of Honor PLEDGE - pledging that they've NOT had any symptoms that indicates or suggests they MAY have COVID within 14 days of the event; and that in the event symptoms were to develop within 14 days of the event, they MUST inform us and opt-out of attending.
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY WAIVER AND RELEASE FORM - All attendees are also required to sign a waiver and release form that they understand and will take full personal responsibility in the Health and Safety of themselves and for others. At the end of the day, we are all (intelligent) adults here. All we request is common sense and do what’s best and right for yourself and others in the room.
HIGH-RISK ATTENDEES - We kindly request that anyone who has any potential compromised health concerns (including living with or are in regular close proximity with someone who is) considered in the High-Risk Pool to please NOT attend this event. We send you our love and hope to see you in a future event.