FRCNA 39 - COVID-19 June Update

June 20, 2020

     We understand that each of our members, the fellowship as a whole and our community may continue to be impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). OUR main goal remains a priority which is to ensure the safety and well-being of our fellowship (attendees) according to all current COVID-19 CDC, Federal, State, Local Municipalities and the venue’s guidelines, while fulfilling our contract with the venue and preserving our long- standing relationships with our business partners. It goes without saying, the spread of COVID-19 has had a severe impact on all our lives. However, many local businesses, including FRC, Inc., have found incredible ways to adapt to these changing times. We, along with our business partners, continue to monitor on a daily basis, and at times hourly, the unpredictability of this virus and are mutually in compliance with all governmental Executive Orders, recommendations, and mandates.

     We have NOT postponed or cancelled the convention. WE (Florida Regional Convention) continue to move forward with the planning and execution of FRCNA 39 “Living the Dream” July 2, 2020 – July 5, 2020 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

 

The Orange County, Florida Executive Order No. 2020-23, dated June 18, 2020

Regarding COVID-19 and Requiring Face Coverings is as follows:

Section 1. Definition. Face Covering shall mean a uniform piece of material that securely covers a person's nose and mouth and remains affixed in place without the use of one’s hands.

Section 2. Face Coverings Required.

  1. Every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in Orange County is required to wear a Face Covering consistent with the current CDC guideline while in any public place.

  2. Medical and surgical face masks, such as "N95" masks or similar medical or surgical masks should be reserved for health care personnel and other first responders with the greatest need for such personal protective equipment. Persons are encouraged to review and comply with the CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines on personal protective equipment, including with the respect to the use of a medical or surgical face mask, such as "N95" mask or similar medical or surgical mask.

  3. All businesses are strongly encouraged to follow CDC guidelines or industry standards (if any) on face coverings and social distancing. Businesses are reminded that Executive Order 2020-12 requires that both employees and patrons of businesses that require employees and patrons to be within six (6) feet must wear a face mask or covering, unless the wearing of the patron's face mask or covering would impede the patron's service, in which case only the service provider must wear a face mask or covering.

  4. All businesses are encouraged to prohibit entry of each person who is not wearing a face covering with the exception, of those below listed persons.

Section 3. Exceptions

  1. Nothing herein shall require the wearing of face coverings by the following people:

    1. Persons under the age of two years old; or

    2. Persons for whom a face covering would cause impairment due to an existing health condition; or

    3. Persons working in a profession who do not have any face-to-face interactions with the public; or

    4. Persons working in a profession where use of a face covering will not be compatible with the duties of the profession; or

    5. Persons exercising while observing social distancing in accordance with the CDC guidelines.

  2. This Order does not apply to employees and patrons of first response, government, healthcare or medical, veterinarian, shelter or rehabilitation, childcare, utility providers, construction, or transit agencies.

Section 4. Applicability. This Order is in addition to the Executive Orders issued by Governor DeSantis. Any provision(s) within this Order that conflict(s) with any State or Federal law or constitutional provisions, or conflict(s) with or are superseded by a current or subsequently-issued Executive Order of the Governor or President of the United States, shall be deemed inapplicable and deemed to be severed from this Order, with the remainder of the Order remaining "intact and in full force and effect. This Order applies to incorporated and unincorporated Orange County.

 

Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando

     Rosen Hotels & Resorts is committed to keeping our guests and associates safe during these difficult times. We continue to monitor and follow guidelines set by all health authority organizations and government entities. While we continue to seek professional guidance to determine the safest time and way to reopen, we have already updated some of our daily procedures to help maintain a safe environment.

GUEST HEALTH

     Rosen Hotels & Resorts is restricting access to anyone with knowledge that they have a COVID-19 infection or have recently been exposed to the virus. Please thoroughly read the following:

     By entering the premises, you are affirming and attesting that:

You do not have a COVID-19 infection and are currently not experiencing or displaying, and have not in the last 14 days experienced or displayed, any of the symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (e.g. fever, respiratory symptoms, shortness of breath, etc.)

     You have not in the last 14 days had any close direct contact with anyone who is either confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19, including anyone who was experiencing or displaying any of the known symptoms of COVID-19.

     You have not in the last 14 days: Traveled from areas of substantial community spread requiring quarantine by the Florida Department of Health; traveled from an international location based on the current U.S. State Department travel advisory; traveled on a cruise ship or river cruise.

     If you or anyone you are traveling with cannot affirm or attest to the above, we will gladly reschedule your reservation so that you may stay with us in the future or we will cancel your stay without penalty.

     A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe health consequences. By visiting Rosen Hotels & Resorts you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please follow all posted recommendations highlighting social distancing and preventive measures while visiting our property. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work together to maintain a safe environment.

 

FRC, Inc.’s COVID-19 Response Plan:

  • Implementing mandated screening (temperature checks) of all FRC BOD members and Volunteers as well as face coverings. Screening at the start and change of shifts and close of day. Any screened member that has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater will not be able to enter the convention or participate and it will be requested that the individual see a doctor, per CDC guidelines.

  • Limiting capacity and following social distancing guidelines throughout the convention area, including but not limited to workshop meetings space, ballroom area for main speaker meetings, hospitality, merchandise, outside vendors and registration.

  • Offering cashless payments and “no touch” policies where possible

  • Cleaning hard surfaces between workshops, main speaker meetings, hospitality area, merchandise, registration, etc. to limit cross-contact in these areas.

  • Serenity Keeper vests will be sanitized between each use.

  • Merchandise will display one sample of each item in each color; fitting of any clothing item will not be allowed.

  • Face coverings (masks) and hand sanitizer will be included in every Registration packet and available upon request.

  • Due to the evolving nature of this dynamic situation, details are subject to change without notice.

  • Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.

  • Remember, this is a selfless program and we ask that you think of others, please wear a face covering or mask. Practice and apply your program!

     "If you feel that your health may be at risk by attending FRCNA 39, we understand. Each of us has a personal choice to make regarding the health risks associated with COVID-19 and WE strongly support your choice!” FRCNA would like to thank YOU our members for your support and loyalty.

     We are looking forward to welcoming YOU at FRCNA 39 “Living the Dream”!!!

Please check online via our website: www.frcna.com or, our private FB group: FRCNA for any additional updates or changes.

     FRC is committed to the idea that together WE can work through this unprecedented event. Stay safe, be well and stay informed through reliable sources.

In loving service,

FRC Inc.

Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

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