VentureWell E-Team Program
COVID-19 Policy for In-person Workshops
Updated August 24, 2022
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 which is aligned with the current CDC COVID-19 guidance, including:
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.
Health monitoring and symptom reporting
All participants must self-screen before entering the event space. 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:
In the event of participant illness during the VentureWell workshop, the participant shall:
Masking Highly Recommended Indoors
While masking indoors is not required, VentureWell highly recommends each participant wear a face mask, regardless of vaccination status, during all indoor activities even where social distancing practices allow, except when actively eating or drinking. *However, if the COVID-19 Level is high, all participants will be required to mask indoors, and socially distance.
Self-Testing If Exposed to COVID-19
According to the CDC COVID-19 Guidelines around isolation, “Regardless of vaccination status, you should isolate from others when you have COVID-19. You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results. If your results are positive, follow the full isolation recommendations [linked here]. If your results are negative, you can end your isolation.” Based on the CDC guidance above, VentureWell requires that any participant, if exposed to COVID-19 within 10 days of the E-Team workshop, self-test to verify results. It is recommended that an antigen or PCR COVID-19 test is taken 24-48 hours prior to the workshop. If a participant has been exposed to COVID-19 within the last 10 days, they must wear a high-quality mask indoors.
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:
*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.