COVID-19 Safety Protocols for the 2021 National Leadership Conference

 Armed Women of America is committed to keeping the health and safety of everyone on-site in Asheville, NC a priority. These safety protocols are intended to ensure the well-being of our leaders, members, sponsors, speakers and our staff.

No in-person event is 100% risk free during a pandemic. High-risk individuals should take extra caution before joining any in-person event. If you are high-risk, please consider our digital conference as an option.

The Crowne Plaza has expanded their commitment to cleanliness. Click HERE for complete details.

Hand sanitizer stations will be placed in each of the meeting rooms. Room sets will be adjusted to allow more space between participants during general sessions, breakout sessions and evening programs.

Everyone attending the in-person conference has a shared responsibility.

We ask everyone to:

  • Stay home if you recently received a positive COVID-19 test, are displaying COVID-19 symptoms, have been recently diagnosed with COVID-19 and/or have recently had direct contact with an individual diagnosed with, or suspected to have COVID-19.
  • Arrive symptom free of any communicable illness.
  • Take additional precautions when attending.
  • Use the hand sanitizer to protect yourself and others around you.

If onsite you become ill, please stay in your room and notify Armed Women of America staff.

In the event there are government-imposed regulations that apply to in-person events in the state of North Carolina or Buncombe County, we will comply with those regulations.

Click HERE for current restrictions from the state of North Carolina.

Click HERE for the Coronavirus Resource Guide from the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.

We will continue to closely monitor all guidelines, restrictions and regulations.

The safety protocols are subject to change based on guidance and requirements from federal, state and local health authorities. We will update the safety protocols as appropriate.

Where there is divergence in guidance between the CDC and the state of North Carolina, the state guidance will be followed.