2024 NAPA VALLEY WRITERS’ CONFERENCE COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
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The Napa Valley Writers’ Conference is a program of Napa Valley College and follows the College’s latest guidelines for COVID-19 precautions. We are committed to creating an environment that helps protect our participants, faculty, staff, and visitors.
• Applicants for participation in the 2024 Conference must upload proof of vaccination against COVID-19 upon acceptance to the conference. Please bring proof of vaccination with you to check in, as well.
Workshops will be held indoors in spacious classrooms for social distancing, if necessary. We have contingency spaces outdoors in case of a COVID-19 outbreak.
Afternoon craft talks will take place in our Performing Arts Center, a large auditorium that seats more than 500 people. With our group of 125, there will be ample space to be socially distant. These talks will also be live-streamed (for participants only) and viewable via devices outdoors on campus.
Evening readings will take place either in our Performing Arts Center or in a ventilated winery space.
Masks are not currently required indoors at Napa Valley College, or at most wineries, but this is subject to change. Please bring a mask and be prepared to wear it indoors or whenever social distancing is challenging. Face masks may be required regardless of vaccination status.
We will have a limited number of home COVID-19 tests available, and we recommend anyone experiencing symptoms to test themselves; should you test positive during conference week, we will arrange to deliver commentary between you and your workshop remotely.
STAFF, FACULTY, COMMUNITY HOUSING HOSTS
The staff and faculty of the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference are vaccinated against COVID-19, and proof of vaccination is a prerequisite for our community housing hosts.
This is our fourth year hosting the conference after the initial outbreak of COVID-19, and while we are confident in our precautions, no public environment, and no vaccination status, is completely risk-free. By attending the conference, including community housing if applicable, participants accept the possibility of exposure to COVID-19.
If you have further questions, please visit the following Napa Valley College website pages:
Stay Healthy. Stay Informed.
Get Vaccinated (with links to resources)