The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates (LSCU) is keeping the health and safety of attendees top of mind as it gears up for the in-person Southeast Credit Union Conference & Expo (SCUCE) in June — for which registration is now open.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has added a new element to planning SCUCE this year — and LSCU has more than risen to that challenge,” said Jared Ross, president of LSCU. “Our first priority is to ensure each participant has the chance to enjoy this much-anticipated event in the safest way possible. We want all of our attendees to register with peace of mind that we have done everything possible to keep you healthy during your time with us.”
Before registering for SCUCE, participants should be aware that:
- In accordance with both Orange County, FL regulations and the policy of the Hilton Bonnet Creek, participants are always required to wear a mask when on hotel property and outside of individual sleeping rooms, except to eat and drink.
- The event will be conducted under a “no hugs, no handshaking” and minimum physical distance policy throughout the meeting area, including common areas, exhibit hall, meeting rooms and at social/meal functions.
- Signage to encourage pandemic-aware behavior will be posted throughout the meeting area.
- Participants should not attend if they have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus within 14 days of the event or have been notified that they have been exposed to someone with the COVID-19 virus within 14 days of the event.
- Participants must provide emergency contact information to LSCU & Affiliates during the registration process.
- Participants should decide whether they may fall into one of the “higher risk” categories identified by public health officials before registering for the event.
- Participants should not travel if they are ill or not feeling well.
- LSCU & Affiliates staff at the SCUCE Welcome Center will be required to wear face masks when interacting with participants.
LSCU has worked with Hilton Bonnett Creek staff to ensure that:
- Counters, laptops, printers, tables, chairs, handrails, doorknobs, bathroom sinks, toilets and other furniture/equipment/areas with high traffic will be wiped down with antiviral and antibacterial agents frequently throughout the day by the hotel throughout the meeting space.
- Wider aisles between tables to ensure each attendee can maintain proper physical distance.
- One-way aisles to manage flow of traffic in a clockwise direction.
- Chairs in meeting rooms will be set to allow for proper physical distancing.
- Hotel staff will wipe down all high-touch/high-traffic areas frequently throughout the day.
- All food service will be either pre-packaged or served by hotel staff.
- Coffee and drink stations will be staffed with attendant, will be modified for self-service or may have single-use gloves provided.
- Seating at round tables during meals will be reduced for social distancing.
- Handwashing/sanitizing stations will be placed in all rooms where food is served.
- The hotel has re-trained the entire hotel staff on proper cleaning/disinfecting procedures, personal behavior, and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Hand sanitizer is provided at multiple locations in the hotel, including throughout the meeting areas.
- Queue spacing marks have been placed at all bars, restaurants, and retail locations to identify and encourage appropriate social distancing.