Creating a healthy, safe, and comfortable environment for our conference attendees is our top priority. That is why we are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all attendees, sponsors, speakers and CAI staff attending the 2022 High-Rise Managers Workshop. Detailed instructions will be provided to all participants on how to verify their vaccination status in the coming weeks. Please see our FAQs for additional information:
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Hotel, High-Rise Communities & Philadelphia County County Safety Guidelines
CAI is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and in constant communication with our partners at the host communities, The Lowes Philadelphia and Philadelphia County. As information around the virus continues to develop safety precautions will evolve, incorporating procedures that will further enhance your in-person experience and safety for everyone in attendance. Philadelphia County mandates state masks are required indoors at all Philadelphia businesses and institutions that do not require vaccination for employees and patrons. That means that for businesses and institutions that do not require everyone who enters to be vaccinated, everyone on site is required to wear a mask.
As of Jan. 3, proof of full vaccination is required for entry to all restaurants, bars and other establishments in Philadelphia that sell food or drinks to be consumed on-site. Guests must show their vaccination card and a form of government ID. For the first two weeks, venues will be able to accept a negative Covid-19 test in lieu of inoculation records. After Jan. 17, only proof of vaccination will be accepted. The deadline for restaurant employees to be vaccinated fully is Feb. 3.
The Lowes Philadelphia Hotel team is committed to the meeting and events industry. They have been working with a dedicated Food Safety Manager, in addition to partnering with health professionals, to develop and implement new procedures emphasizing the well-being of participants. Currently, face coverings are recommended by the hotel, and all Associates will continue to wear them.
See also Travel Guidelines from the CDC The most effective step people can take to protect themselves is to get fully vaccinated. If you are not yet vaccinated and would like to be, please visit Vaccines.gov to find available vaccines near you.
Before Leaving Home
On-site During the Event
Post-eventBased on current contact tracing advice from many health authorities, if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home, please contact the meeting/event organizers to advise them.
Adopted by CAI Board of Trustees September 2018ObjectiveCommunity Associations Institute (“CAI") is committed to providing a professional environment that is free from harassment and discrimination in which all individuals, including employees, members, and volunteers, are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere free from unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.
This policy applies to conduct by employees, members, and volunteers of CAI, including board, council, and committee members, and applies to complaints of harassment that involve employees, members, and volunteers of CAI at all CAI events including, without limitation, board, council, and committee meetings, conferences, and all other CAI programs and events.
In order to provide all participants at events, including members and other attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, employees, and volunteers, the opportunity to interact professionally and benefit from the event, CAI is committed to providing a safe and productive environment free of discrimination, hostility, harassment, and retaliation based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
CAI has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation and is committed to enforcing this policy at all CAI events.
Equal OpportunityIt is CAI's policy to ensure equal opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. CAI prohibits all such discrimination and harassment.
Harassment DefinedHarassment on the basis of any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited. Harassment includes verbal, written, or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility toward an individual on the basis of any of the above listed protected factors and that: (1) has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment; (2) has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual's performance or ability to participate in CAI events; or (3) otherwise affects an individual's ability to participate in CAI events and activities.
Harassing conduct includes epithets, slurs, or negative stereotyping; threatening, intimidating, or hostile acts; denigrating jokes, offensive texts, and emails.
Sexual harassment means any unwelcome conduct, comment, gesture, or contact of a sexual nature, whether on a one-time basis or in a continuous series of incidents that might reasonably be expected to offend, embarrass, or offend an individual. Sexual harassment also includes any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical unwelcome conduct.
Prohibited ConductAs a professional organization, CAI is committed to diversity, equity, professional treatment of ideas, and respectful treatment of all members, volunteers, and employees at all CAI events. CAI seeks to provide a professional atmosphere in which diverse participants may learn, network, and participate in an environment of mutual respect. Conduct that is prohibited includes:
Reporting Acts of Discrimination, Harassment or RetaliationCAI cannot take action to stop conduct if it does not know of the conduct. CAI encourages reporting of all perceived incidents of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, regardless of the offender's identity or position. Individuals who believe they have been the victim of such conduct should report their concerns to CAI's Chief Executive Officer or President. In addition, CAI encourages individuals to advise the offender that his or her conduct is unwelcome and to request that it be discontinued, if they feel comfortable so doing.
CAI encourages the prompt reporting of complaints of concerns so that immediate action can be taken, if appropriate. An individual making a complaint may be asked to put the complaint in writing.
In the event that an individual feels that his or her physical safety is in jeopardy, CAI encourages the individual to contact the appropriate law enforcement agency to make a report.
Any reported allegations of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation will be investigated promptly. The investigation may include individual interviews with the parties involved as well as witnesses to the conduct.
CAI will maintain confidentiality to the extent consistent with appropriate investigation and corrective action.
If it is determined that an individual has engaged in prohibited conduct, CAI shall determine the appropriate action to be taken, which may include, but is not limited to:
RetaliationRetaliation against an individual for reporting harassment or discrimination or for participating in an investigation of a claim of harassment or discrimination is a serious violation and is strictly prohibited. Acts of retaliation should be reported immediately and will be promptly addressed.