Health & Safety Policy-
During Covid-19

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Following the guidelines established by official agencies and medical professionals new policies, procedures, and options have been implemented. These changes have been made in the interest of protecting the health of our valued members and guests as we each do our part to slow the spread of COVID19. Please review this information, and refer back to this page to stay up-to-date with requirements and changes.


COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus that poses inherent risks that cannot be fully eliminated regardless of care or precautions taken. As such, by participating in classes, meetings, or events in the SAAA building or elsewhere you hereby assert you do so voluntarily and that by participating you knowingly assume any and all risks related to COVID-19.

Attending an "In Person" Class or Meeting

You play an in important role in stopping the spread of COVID19. Thank you for reviewing, and abiding by, these guidelines while attending classes or meetings at SAAA. Signage has been added to assist you.

  • If you are sick or have recently (within 14 days) been exposed to someone confirmed or suspected to be infected with coronavirus stay home. We have temporarily amended our cancellation policy to provide you with flexibility should you fall ill.
  • While we are no longer requiring it, we do encourage everyone wear a mask that fully covers the nose and mouth while indoors regardless of your vaccination status. If you have a medical condition or concern that precludes the wearing of a mask please contact us in advance for alternative arrangements.
  • We are also asking that everyone maintain as much social distancing when possible and refrain from close talking, hugs, hand shakes, and high fives please. 
  • Health experts recommend that everyone wash their hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If hand washing is not possible please use available hand sanitizer containing at least 62% alcohol.
  • You will no longer be required t Saveo sign a liability waiver in order to attend a class or meeting in person. [Amended May 27th, 2021]
  • If you are uncomfortable attending in person classes, meetings, and events you may be able to "live stream" from your home or office. Contact us for more details.
  • Other measures may be implemented as necessary.

Amended Cancellation Policy for COVID19

This amended policy applies only in cases where an individual scheduled to attend an in person class or event is ill or suspects they may become ill (i.e. recently exposed to someone suspected or confirmed to have COVID19). The current cancellation policies remain in full effect for all other cancellation reasons or circumstances.

If you are scheduled to attend an in person class and fall ill or suspect you may have been exposed to COVID19 stay home. Contact us in advance, if at all possible, and select from one of the following options.

  • You may transfer your registration to a co-worker or colleague up to the day of the class or event. (Please make sure the transferee has all pertinent information for participating that you have received.)
  • You may be able to "live stream" the class or event and still receive full credit (CEC or credential requirements) for participating.
  • If you are unable to transfer your registration or live stream you will be able to cancel your registration up to the day of the class or event with no fees or penalties. At our discretion we may require documentation of illness from a licensed third party provider. If you pre-paid we will issue a credit on your account or a full refund, whichever you prefer. **Updated** You (registrant) will not be entitled to a refund or waiver of responsibility for any hard costs incurred by SAAA on your behalf including, but not limited to, NAAEI credential materials (books, etc), instructor fees, catering, or venue expenses. [Amended May 27th, 2021]
  • Please note, some events or designations may have specific cancellation provisions.

Temperature Guidelines from the CDC:
Definitions of Symptoms for Reportable Illnesses

The 42 Code of Federal Regulations parts 70/71 Final Rule defines an ill person as someone who:

  1. Has a fever (has a measured temperature of 100.4 °F [38 °C]† or greater, or feels warm to the touch, or gives a history of feeling feverish) accompanied by one or more of the following:
    • skin rash
    • difficulty breathing
    • persistent cough
    • decreased consciousness or confusion of recent onset
    • new unexplained bruising or bleeding (without previous injury)
    • persistent diarrhea
    • persistent vomiting (other than air sickness)
    • headache with stiff neck, or
    • appears obviously unwell


  2. Has a  fever that has persisted for more than 48 hours OR