Attendee Health & Safety

Attendee Health and Safety

Important Health Instructions For Attendees

The Chamber’s COVID-19 hotline remains open this week. At this time, the Chamber is aware of 15 individuals participating in the Conference who tested positive for COVID-19 in the days immediately following the event. The individuals testing positive report being asymptomatic or experiencing mild symptoms, and we wish them a speedy recovery. If you test positive, please notify the Chamber via call or text at 313-550-7827. The Chamber will update attendees as needed. All 1,347 Conference attendees and support staff submitted the required proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test to attend the Conference. View CDC recommendations for people with COVID-19 and COVID-19 close contacts.

Conference participants are required to have a full COVID-19 vaccination or submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72-hours prior to the attendee’s arrival at the Conference Registration Desk inside Grand Hotel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after receiving a second shot of a two-dose vaccine, or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Chamber will be using CLEAR Health Pass to verify vaccination status and PCR test results. Upon registering for the Conference, download or log in to the free CLEAR app and complete these steps to prepare for your attendance. Attendees must complete their CLEAR Health Pass by Friday, May 20.

Click here for more information on the 2022 vaccination policy.

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

COVID-19 Symptoms

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
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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.

COVID-19 Testing

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.

Contact Tracing

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.

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