Recently the City of Atlanta mandated a mask policy for indoor spaces except when eating or other reasons that may require mask removal; this policy extends to the Hyatt Regency and the Georgia Aquarium. All in-person CONNECT 2021 attendees and their guests will be required to wear masks during the conference, regardless of their vaccination status. The P21WWUG will have masks available, but you are welcome to bring your own.

COVID-19 Meeting and Event Code of Conduct

Personal actions supporting the collective well-being

Before Leaving Home

  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) or local health authority.

  • Adhere to government-issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the region you will be traveling to and the region you are traveling from.

  • Evaluate your own health and that of people with whom you are in close contact; contact the event organizer ( if you have concerns.

  • Stay home if you feel sick.

On-site During the Event

      • Follow guidelines from the local health authority for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

          • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

          • Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

          • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.

      • Agree to have your temperature taken before entering the meeting/event venue if required by the event organizers.

      • Agree to wear a mask or facial covering, if required by the event organizers, local government or local health authority.

      • Adhere to social distance protocols put in place by the event organizers and respect others’ personal space.

      • Seek medical attention if feeling unwell or experiencing flu-like symptoms.


Based on current contact tracing advice from health authorities, if you test positive for COVID 19 up to 14 days after returning home, please advise the event organizer (Cheryl Richardson,

To facilitate comfortable social distancing, all attendees will be provided with the option to wear a wristband to communicate social distancing preferences quickly.

Red No Contact Please! 6 Feet Apart, No Exceptions.

Yellow Elbows Only - Still Being Cautious - Thank you!

Green Hi-Fives and Handshakes! Frequent Hand Sanitizing and Washing.