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Last Update: August 10, 2021

We are watching the COVID-19 Delta Variant situation closely. FAEA is committed to the health and safety of our attendees and will make every effort to develop plans and policies to instill confidence in your ability to attend safely. 

At a minimum, we plan to follow CDC recommendations and guidelines that are in place at the time of the conference,* even if they are not mandated by local government agencies. For example, if the CDC recommendations at the time are to wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status, that is what we will require. 

Increased Social Distancing:

  • We have already doubled the size of the rooms we are using for the General Sessions, Keynote Address, and Awards Breakfast to allow for physical distancing. 
  • Seating at table rounds will be reduced from 10 to 5 per table for the Awards Breakfast and Gala to allow for distancing.
  • Hands-on workshops will be capped at 20 participants to allow each person to work at their own table, and tables will be spaced at least 6-feet apart. (If the Florida COVID-19 positivity rate and/or hospitalization numbers decrease significantly before the conference, we will consider increasing this back to our usual 25 participant cap on each workshop).

As we get closer to the conference, this page will be updated to keep our membership and conference attendees informed.


The Caribe Royale takes standards for hygiene and cleanliness very seriously and is taking additional steps to ensure the safety of its guests and associates. 

  • Enhanced cleaning and frequent sanitization of common touchpoints
  • Table linens replaced daily
  • Plenty of space for socially distanced queue lines
  • Touchless hand sanitizer stations throughout the conference center
  • Signage to remind attendees to practice social distancing
  • Foodservice modifications include plexiglass guards on all buffets, condiments in individual packets, rolled silverware, disposable gloves available for attendees, etc. 
  • Mask requirements will follow any CDC guidelines or Orange County rules that may be in place at the time of the conference.

Even though FAEA is doing everything in its power to prevent the spread of COVID-19, by attending you hereby acknowledge and fully understand the nature and extent of the risk related to the COVID-19 virus and other contagious diseases and agree to attend at your own risk. You expressly acknowledge that COVID-19 is highly contagious and infection can result in death, the risk of infection and transmission is higher in indoor facilities, there are no safety precautions that totally eliminate the risk of contracting COVID-19, and individuals with various underlying medical conditions may experience worse outcomes. 


*Should the CDC recommendations differ for vaccinated and unvaccinated at the time of the conference, we plan to meet or exceed all recommendations for the vaccinated and will attempt to implement as many recommendations for the unvaccinated that are possible given limitations in regard to available facilities, budget, and various other factors. 

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