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COVID UPDATES
FOR UPCOMING MEETINGS

COVID-19 UPDATES &
PLANS FOR OUR UPCOMING MEETINGS

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Updated August 24, 2022:

We know many of you are ready to make plans for this winter, and we want to give you some important updates so you can do that!  We will be holding the meetings on-location this winter so that you can travel to and enjoy the area, and will definitely offer livestream viewing of the lectures no matter what.  We hope to offer a hybrid meeting approach, where you can choose to be in the meeting room or watch the livestream of the lectures from your device in your own room or condo, so that you can choose your own comfort level!  On-site tuition will include food for the lecture sessions, served in re-imagined ways for heightened safety (more details on this will be sent out closer to the meeting time).  We're not yet sure if it will be possible to have people inside the meeting room (with extra safety precautions), and that will have to be a last-second decision as we see what the conditions and restrictions are surrounding each meeting; we will certainly update you on this status with details right ahead of the meeting time, and we will err on the side of safety.  In the meantime, you can count on the livestream version of the meeting happening on-location, so you can feel good about making travel plans and reserving lodging and refundable airfare.  If you are not comfortable with traveling this year, a livestream-only registration option is available only for remote participation (not traveling to the on-site location).

We will provide more detailed updates about travel requirements for each meeting location as we get closer, after we see how things unfold this fall and so that we can give you better and more timely information (as it is certainly going to change between now and then!)  Please keep checking this page for further updates, including right before you travel, as we update the info here whenever there are changes.  Scroll down toward the bottom of this page for info on the Covid Airline Safety Studies and for Attendee/Traveler Responsibilities.

  

Airline Safety Studies on Covid:

Two recent studies have found that airplane transmission risks of COVID-19 during airline flights are very low and below other routine activities during the pandemic such as grocery shopping or going out to dinner, when using face coverings and taking other steps.  The reports noted commercial passenger aircraft are now equipped with ventilation systems that refresh cabin air on average every 2-3 minutes and remove more than 99% of particles of the size that cause SARS-CoV-2.  The high air exchange coupled with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration of all recirculated air, means a commercial aircraft’s air supply system provides protection greater than the design standards for a patient isolation room or a hospital operating room. Researchers also found face masks significantly reduce risks of disease transmission during the COVID-19 crisis. When a seated passenger is wearing a mask, an average 0.003% of air particles within the breathing zone around a person’s head are infectious, even when every seat is occupied, it found.  Airlines have mandated masks, added new cleaning and implemented protocols to manage boarding and deplaning.  For both the 777 and 767 airframes, the calculations show about 54 flight hours are required for cumulative inhalation of an assumed infectious dose.

Click Here for More Details on the Harvard/Airlines for America Study

Click Here for More Details on the Department of Defense Study

Click Here for a Statement from United Including Links to the Actual Studies

 

Attendee/Traveler Responsibilities:

We are all living in a world full of uncertainties.  Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any location where people are present.  While Holiday Seminars cannot guarantee you a risk-free experience, by each taking personal responsibility, respecting one another and adhering to all local, regional and state health and safety guidelines we can collectively reduce the risks to our participants, guests, employees, and community.  Every guest shares the responsibility for a safe and healthy experience while visiting a destination.  In these times we all must make decisions that work for ourselves and consider our own risk profile.  Holiday Seminars and each location where our seminars take place has implemented protocols to prioritize guest health and safety, but we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit.  COVID-19 is extremely contagious and can lead to severe illness and death and the risk of being exposed or becoming sick due to COVID-19 cannot be eliminated.  You are voluntarily assuming all COVID-19 exposure risks by participating in our seminars or by coming onto any property or using any facility or service in each destination that is under Holiday Seminar’s or a hotel/business's ownership, operation, or control, even if you've been vaccinated.  We look forward to having you join us this winter, but want to make sure that you do so fully informed and in a manner that works for you.