ConGregate 7 / DeepSouthCon 59

Statement on Community Health

At ConGregate, we take the health of the members of our community very seriously. While we can’t force you to follow the 6-2-1 rule (get at least 6 hours of sleep, eat 2 meals, and take 1 shower each day), we do recommend it. 

We can also offer other ways to help:

Firstly, we have, since our very first year, offered individually packaged drinks and snacks in the ConSuite.

Secondly, we intend to work with hotel to have hand sanitizer positioned around the convention and to aggressively sanitize the facility, for your safety --- but washing your hands frequently is still the best option.

Thirdly, we are suggesting that folks find creative ways to greet each other, that maybe doesn’t involve shaking hands with half of the con attendees.

Lastly, we’d like to remind you of the CDC’s recommendations for reducing the risk of spreading and/or catching airbourne diseases (see below).


CDC Recommendations

CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  1. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  3. Stay home when you are sick – don’t come to ConGregate.
  4. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  6. Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
    • The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  7. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  8. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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