VentureWell E-Team Program 

COVID-19 Policy for In-person Workshops

Summer 2022

 

COVID-19 Policy*

VentureWell’s goal is to maintain a positive experience and ensure the continued health, safety, and well-being of our innovator community. In order to attend the in-person workshop and mitigate risks of the spread of COVID-19, participants must agree to comply with VentureWell’s COVID-19 policy, including:

  • Health monitoring and symptom reporting 
  • Mandatory masking when not eating or drinking
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test 24-48 hours prior to event

This policy is subject to change with the introduction of additional public health guidelines from local, state, and federal authorities, as well as changing venue requirements. Any policy updates will be communicated in a timely manner.

*This policy will be shared with teams in the program acceptance notification email, the registration link, registration confirmation, email communication prior to workshop, program orientation, and during the workshop.
 

Policy Implementation*

Health monitoring and symptom reporting

During check-in each day of the workshop, a VentureWell staff member will ask each participant if they are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19. Participants will be asked to not attend if they are experiencing any of the following:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • GI distress, including nausea, diarrhea, and/or vomiting
  • Congestion and/or runny nose
  • Sore throat and/or
  • New loss of taste or smell

In the event of participant illness during the VentureWell workshop, the participant shall:

  • Inform VentureWell staff right away if they have a concern that they or someone they know has been exposed to COVID-19.
  • If there is potential that a participant has been exposed or might be sick with anything, the participant will need to provide evidence of a negative rapid test taken that day.
  • If a test is unavailable or is refused by the participant, they will be asked to leave the workshop and/or quarantine.
  • If a participant must leave the event, the participant’s team member can continue at the workshop, provided they are not experiencing symptoms and have not been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Mandatory Masking

VentureWell requires each participant to wear a face mask, regardless of vaccination status, during all indoor activities even where social distancing practices allow, except when actively eating or drinking. Face masks must cover the mouth and nose at all times. All 

VentureWell staff are expected to follow and model compliance. It is the responsibility of all staff members in attendance at the event to act as “compliance officers” to monitor and ensure masks are worn properly at all times. 

Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test Result

VentureWell requires each participant to provide proof of a negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test in the prior 24-48 hours. Test results from earlier than 48 hours prior to the workshop start will not be accepted. No one will be admitted to the workshop without proof. VentureWell will not collect or store your test results, but rather will view your results and make a note in our records that we attest to your proof of a negative COVID-19 test result. Proof consists of either the test result itself or a photo of the test result shown on your phone. 

If you test positive, you are unable to attend the E-Team workshop. In the event you test positive for COVID-19 prior to the VentureWell workshop, you should:

  • Inform VentureWell staff right away of your impending absence.
  • If your team member has not been exposed they are welcome and encouraged to attend the workshop as a solo team member or your entire team can choose to defer your workshop participation to a later cohort.
  • If your team member has been exposed to COVID-19, they are unable to attend the workshop. Your team will be eligible to defer your workshop participation to a later cohort.

*This policy implementation plan will be shared with teams in the registration link where they will check a box confirming that they are willing to abide by the policies and implementation plan (similar to the photo/video release), registration confirmation, email communication prior to workshop, program orientation, and during the workshop.