Catalyst Health and Safety: Onsite Protocol

We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Catalyst convenings.

Catalyst will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our attendees, Supporters, and staff. These criteria include taking practical safety precautions onsite to help ensure the safest possible experience for our attendees.

See below for information about the current approach and onsite safety measures. We anticipate that these criteria and precautions may evolve prior to the event, so please check back for updates as the event approaches.


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What You Can Expect Onsite

Catalyst requires all in-person attendees to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.*

You will receive a separate communication a few days prior to the conference to provide an attestation:

  1. That you are fully vaccinated;
  2. Have not tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 10 days;
  3. Are not experiencing any symptoms consistent with Covid-19 or experienced such symptoms over the past 10 days;
  4. Have not knowingly been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 10 days; and
  5. Will adhere to Catalyst’s safety measures and best practices.
  6. Provide proof of a negative rapid antigen test or PCR Covid-19 test result.

When you arrive at the event, you will be required to show:

  1. Proof of vaccination; and
  2. Photo ID; and
  3. Proof that you have completed the health screening survey that will be emailed to you in advance of the event.

For those who cannot meet these criteria by the program date, we look forward to seeing you at a gathering in the future.

Catalyst will also implement the following measures at the conference:

  • Increased cleaning and sanitizing of the event space.
  • Decreased capacity and minimized congestion where possible across the venue.
  • Touchless or reduced contact interactions throughout the program.

We request that all participants wear a mask when in common areas (i.e., washroom, registration area, etc.) and when moving around the event space, but they may remove it when eating or drinking seated at their tables.

 *For the purposes of this guidance, at the time of this writing, people are considered fully vaccinated for Covid-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine.