Keeping You Safe at Conference

Posted July 30, 2021

We’re excited to be gathering in person next week for the 82nd FPRA Annual Conference, and we want you to know that your health and safety is our top concern. We continue to monitor pandemic recommendations closely and have partnered with our host hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, to ensure we can safely enjoy each other’s company.

Both the CDC and Orange County released new safety guidelines for maximizing protection from the Delta variant and limiting its spread. Those recommendations include all individuals, even those who have been vaccinated, wearing masks indoors in areas of substantial or high transmission.  We urge all conference attendees to follow these safety guidelines.

We know what a privilege it is to spend time with each other, in person, this year and encourage all attendees to practice good hand hygiene, follow CDC guidelines for masking indoors, and most importantly, please do not attend if you are not feeling well.

Conference Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes has assured us they are committed to protecting the health of guests and have provided their staff with the tools, training and resources to maintain a clean and safe environment. To maintain caution, they stay one phase behind the current state guideline for occupancy.

  • Hand sanitation stations are available throughout the hotel.
  • High touch point areas are cleaned frequently using CDC approved disinfectant.
  • Rooms are deep cleaned between guest stays with every area of the room sanitized.
  • Mobile check-in and mobile guest room key are available for Bonvoy Members.

Meeting Space

  • The FPRA Annual Conference registration desk, FPRA Store and meeting rooms will be held in a dedicated area, so there should not be any other guests in that area.
  • Reduced capacity in general and breakout sessions
  • Increased distance between attendee seating for conference events and general/breakout sessions
  • When possible, meeting room doors will be labeled with Entry and Exit signs to facilitate traffic in one direction.
  • Meeting room doors may be left open when appropriate to reduce hand-to-surface contact.
  • All rooms will be cleaned and sanitized after the room is set up for the event.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be present at the entrances of the meeting space.

If you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19 procedures at conference, please contact Executive Director Cheray Keyes-Shima, APR, CPRC, or Program Director Melanie Reda, APR, CPRC, at 941.365.2135 to discuss. We will do our best to accommodate your concerns.

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