Health and Safety

Your health and safety is our top priority.

*Please check this page regularly for health and safety updates. Last update: 9/23/21.

The health and safety of our 2021 Accreditation Conference attendees remains our top priority as we return to in-person events. We are making preparations to hold the 2021 Accreditation Conference in accordance with currently applicable national government and local authority guidance, as well as working with the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress to ensure the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness and operational effectiveness for all participants.

By registering for the 2021 Accreditation Conference, you can attest at the time of your arrival that you will:

  • Have a negative test result for COVID-19 from a test administered within three days of arrival using either molecular/PCR or antigen/”rapid” testing; or
  • Have recovered from COVID-19 and been deemed safe to travel; or
  • Have completed the vaccination for COVID-19 no later than two weeks prior to arrival according to the protocols recommended by the CDC or other medical professional;
  • Have not travelled from any location within the two weeks prior to the event for which a health advisory or travel restriction has been issued by the United States Centers for Disease Control or the state of Florida.
  • Be sure to check your state’s travel restrictions when planning to attend this event, as well. 

CDC Guidance 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated its travel recommendations for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

For the latest guidance, visit the CDC website for guidance on travel within the United States.

Local COVID-19 Testing 

Resources near the hotel will be identified for attendees to obtain a COVID-19 test for those who experience symptoms on-site and for those who must show proof of a recent negative test in order to return home.


Masks will be required for all attendees while indoors in any CAATE Accreditation Conference space, except while eating or consuming food or beverages.

If You Feel Ill During the Event

All attendees agree that they will not attend any CAATE Accreditation Conference events if they feel ill at any time during the event with any flu-like symptoms. Attendees that feel ill agree that they will self-isolate in their hotel room, and contact a local health provider for assistance. CAATE and the hotel will have information on local COVID-19 capable health providers during the event.

On-site Health and Safety Measures

The following protocols will be in place during the 2021 CAATE Accreditation Conference:

  • Hyatt has implemented a variety of new protocols and elevated practices, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and kept up with high standards of cleanliness and a commitment to providing excellent service. Learn more about how Hyatt is taking care of you.

  • Socially distanced seating options will be provided at all functions.
  • Hotel guests can use contactless check-in at the front desk using Mobile Key – download the World of Hyatt App prior to check-in using this feature.

  • All guestrooms are disinfected and have a resting period of 24 hours prior to being assigned to another guest for use.

  • Hand sanitizer stations are prominently placed throughout the resort.

  • Public spaces are being cleaned frequently through the day and evening.

  • All attendees and staff should:
    • Not enter the CAATE Accreditation Conference space if they are experiencing any flu-like symptoms;
    • Wash hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds and/or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
    • Avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouths with unwashed hands; and
    • Engage in additional responsible health and safety practices, on and off of the site of the CAATE Accreditation Conference.

Air Travel

Your airline is the best source for personal safety protocols at the gate and on the airplane. Be sure to visit your airline website the week you are traveling and sign up for notifications related to your trip. The Orlando International Airport (MCO) website has a Coronavirus Information page that is updated with information about what they are doing and what travelers should expect when arriving and departing. 

The MCO has obtained the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accrediting rating which means Orlando International Airport is implementing the industry’s highest standards for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention. 

Please contact the CAATE if you have any questions about conference or the safety precautions we will be taking.