Covid-19 Updates

 Appalachian State Covid-19 Information

 

Appalachian State University has been monitoring the situation with COVID-19 closely.  In order to keep members of our campus and surrounding communities safe, the University has made the following statements regarding meetings, events, camps, conferences, and university-related travel (details can be found at http://www.appstate.edu/go/coronavirus/):

  • Effective Summer 2021, in-person summer camps, programs, and conferences are returning to campus.  

    • A variety of youth and adult programs will be offered, with both in-person and virtual options.   
    • Camps, programs, and conferences for adults will be allowed during the summer.  Overnight accommodations can be provided by the University.  All guests (unless part of a family group) must be housed in single occupancy.  
    • Camps, programs, and conferences for youth will be allowed on campus during the summer.   However, no overnight accommodations can be provided by the University.  
  • Under current guidance and University guidelines, day camps and programs serving children and teens this summer must adhere to the following requirements:
    • Current capacity limits approved by the Chancellor and Emergency Management will remain in place for youth summer camps and activities. 
      • To ensure capacity limits are not exceeded, participant registrations should be complete and paid for in full 72 business hours prior to the start of the program.  Registration sites will close 72 business hours prior to the start of camp.  Day of registration will not be allowed this year.  We  encourage parents and families to register early.  
    • All university personnel, camp staff, coaches, volunteers, all other adults, and children five (5) years or older are required to wear a face covering.  Campers are able to remove their mask when they are actively playing.
    • Only University personnel, camp staff, campers, coaches and other approved camp attendees will be allowed at camp.  No other visitors are allowed during normal camp hours.  
    • Parents/guardians and visitors may attend closing day award ceremonies, games, matches, or other closing day activities. Cloth face coverings will be required for all attendees during these events. 
  • Programs serving adults this summer will be expected to follow the most current University guidance and recommendations.  
  • Event Requirements

    1. All events, conferences, camps and meetings must be approved by the Chancellor.

    2. All events must be registered via the event registration form.

    3. COVID-19 Orders and Directives issued by Gov. Cooper will be strictly enforced, including but not limited to numbers of individuals allowed to gather.

    4. University, Public Health and UNC System guidelines related to the response to COVID-19 will be strictly enforced, including face coverings, social distancing, and screening. 

    5. Campus Dining has the right of first refusal to provide any catering for organizations and events on campus. 

The University reserves the right to cancel or amend this event if federal, state, local, or university guidelines change to address developing conditions related to COVID-19.  

Based on the information above, Conference & Event Services (CES) will assist our clients and participants in rescheduling these events if possible and issuing refunds or registration credit for future events.

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