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Our Commitment to Safety

The ANA is committed to making the ANA Nonprofit Federation Summer Conference a safe and valuable event for all attendees.

To that end, we are working with our host hotel, the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, to provide attendees with an environment that is clean and safe, and which maintains social distancing guidelines, including a separate area for registration and appropriately distanced seating and guest flow. Please review Marriott's commitment to cleanliness

Please note that, at the conference:

  • We will follow all CDC guidelines (mask wearing, social distancing) and any specific state, local or hotel mandated guidelines.
  • We will be providing masks and hand sanitizer at the event, as well as lanyards to indicate your comfort level to other attendees for social distancing.
  • We will be seating all guests six feet apart. Adjustments will be made pending total registration and capacity.
  • We will have various seating options for meal times to cover all comfort levels, including areas set up outside and in the ballroom, as well as the option to take your meals "to go" back to your hotel room.
  • Will will have a room designated for you if you are not feeling well.
  • We will not provide on-site COVID testing.
  • We will not ask for proof of vaccination or negative COVID tests.
  • We will not be performing on-site temperature checks.
  • We will encourage all attendees to self-screen before joining the event each day.

Wearing masks during the event will be optional

Food and beverages will be served during the meeting. Most events are planned to be buffet style with masked attendants and plexiglass barriers.

For other options, please refer to this list of nearby restaurants, which are currently operating under the following guidelines:

  • All restaurants and bars must close by 1 a.m.
  • Capacity for indoor dining is capped at 50%
  • Outdoor dining is available
  • All dining options must following the CDC recommended social distancing guidelines
  • Masks are to be worn when entering and walking through a restaurant, as well as when a server is present. Masks can be taken off when you are at the table with your party.

We respectfully ask that if you are not feeling well on the day of the conference, that you consider attending virtually or follow up with a local health care provider.

For more information on the hotel's policies and practices, please visit their website. You can also familiarize yourself with local travel guidelines, including the following mask guidelines:

  • Chicago follows CDC guidance and the direction of the current administration
  • Masks are to be worn in public when you cannot practice social distancing
  • Groups of people that are vaccinated may be in groups without masks

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