Health & Safety

Health & Safety Precautions and Procedures

The health & safety of all George A. Fox Conference attendees is our top priority and UCA is taking precautions to minimize risk.

We want to you get the most from your conference experience in a healthy and comfortable environment. With that goal, the George A. Fox Conference scheduled for January will now take place May 10, 2022. It’s out of an abundance of caution that this change was made.

All attendees are expected to comply with current venue, local, county, state, and federal guidelines. The following precautions will help prepare you for the George A. Fox Conference, please check this page frequently.

This plan will be updated regularly.

Updated 5/2/2022

CDC Guidelines for New York County

COVID-19 Community Level: Medium


More information from the CDC can be found here.


Local Guidelines

COVID-19 Alert Level Guidance: Low

  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines: Get vaccinated and boosted. Vaccines are available for everyone age 5 and older. Booster doses are available for everyone 12 and older.

  • Consider wearing a face mask in public indoor settings where vaccine status is not known. Upgrade to higher-quality masks, including KN95, KF94, N95, or a cloth mask on top of a surgical mask. People who are at high risk of severe illness, who are over 65, or are unvaccinated will most benefit from this added layer of protection.

  • Get tested. Testing is especially important if you have COVID-19 symptoms or were recently in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, and before and after traveling or getting together with others.
  • Stay home if sick or recently exposed. Follow all isolation and quarantine guidance, including wearing a face mask. COVID-19 is highly contagious. You can spread COVID-19 even if you do not have symptoms.

  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use a hand sanitizer.

More information from NYC Health can be found here.

For information on the hotel’s health and safety initiatives, please visit:


Event-Specific Guidelines

  • There is no mask requirement.
  • There is no vaccine or testing requirement.
  • Attendees who are exhibiting symptoms, have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or suspect they may have been exposed to COVID-19, are asked not to travel to New York City and not to attend the George A. Fox Conference.
  • Staff working the event will confirm with UCA Human Resources Department that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Should any attendee test positive for COVID-19 during or within 14 days of the end of the event, UCA requests that the affected attendee notify UCA and other attendees will be notified of potential exposure.