2022 ACELebration of Leadership Awards Gala
High transmission rates of the COVID-19 Delta variant prompted the CDC to issue new guidelines, stating that fully vaccinated people should wear masks in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. In accordance with this new guideline, ACEL requires all ACELebration of Leadership Awards Gala attendees to wear masks during indoor events.
As ACEL has resumed hosting in-person events, we have been mindful of your health and safety. ACEL is committed to following the guidelines issued by federal, state and local governmental agencies and/or event venues.
We know that wearing a mask may be uncomfortable, but we appreciate everyone doing their part to keep fellow event participants safe. Should you need one, ACEL will have extra masks available.
By registering for the Gala, each attendee acknowledges and agrees to comply with facemask and social distancing protocols, as well as assumes the risk of being exposed to COVID-19.
ACEL strongly recommends that attendees at the Leadership Conference be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to attending the Gala. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that is easily spread by person-to-person contact, especially in indoor areas with multiple attendees. Participating in ACELebration could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19, especially for those who are not fully vaccinated.
As such, you may not attend ACELebration if you have had close or proximate contact with a COVID-infected individual or you or anyone around you is feeling ill or experiencing any of the following symptoms during the two weeks leading up to the ACELebration Gala: a cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, flu-like symptoms, gastrointestinal upset or experienced a loss of taste or smell.