Important Health Instructions for AttendeesSeptember 19, 2021
Additional Health and Safety Instructions:
Please do not attend the Conference if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days or if you are showing COVID-19 symptoms and awaiting COVID-19 test results.
During and after the Conference, immediately isolate from others and contact the Detroit Regional Chamber at 313-550-7827 if you:
- Are you experiencing potential COVID-19 symptoms
- Suspect you have COVID-19
- Learn you have had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 report mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus and include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or think you might have COVID-19 during or after the Conference, immediately stop attending Conference events and notify the Chamber via the instructions above. You should also consult your doctor for medical advice.
Emergency Warning Signs of COVID-19
If you experience any of the emergency warning signs of COVID-19 during or after the Conference, seek medical care immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, and/or nail beds, depending on skin tone
The Mackinac Island Medical Center is available for 24/7 emergency care. For emergencies, call 911.
The CDC recommends that anyone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. Due to limited resources on the island, the Chamber recommends that if you experience COVID-19 symptoms or think you have COVID-19, that you leave the Conference and obtain a COVID-19 test near your home, in most cases.
The Mackinac Island Medical Center offers limited testing Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. Because the Center only offers four rapid tests per day, we ask that you only use this option if there is a serious need to avoid overwhelming the Center. To make an appointment, call 906-328-2158.
If you get tested because you have symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus, you should stay away from others pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional. If you test negative, you may resume Conference activities as time allows. If you test positive, please follow the CDC’s guidance and isolate for 10 days and consult with your doctor for further disease management.
In accordance with state and local laws and regulations, the Chamber will collaborate with local and state health officials to notify them of any known case of COVID-19 among Conference attendees. To help protect other Conference attendees, the Chamber will also collaborate with local and state health officials to conduct contact tracing and advise those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, in alignment with privacy laws.
The CDC indicates that those who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, the CDC recommends that individuals who have had close contact (within six feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with confirmed COVID-19 be tested 3-5 days following a known exposure, even without symptoms, and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure.