Health and Safety Protocols for Big Ideas 

TSSA continues to monitor and assess the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our in-person events. We are working closely with the Grand Hyatt and conference vendors on measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will adhere to local, state, and federal guidelines to create a safe educational and networking experience for the protection of our exhibitors and attendees.

As policies continue to change, information about any decisions regarding attendance requirements for the conference will be posted to this page and shared via email with registered attendees and exhibitors.

The Grand Hyatt requires masks for all vaccinated or unvaccinated guests in its public areas (lobby, elevators, restaurants).

In education rooms, the trade show, and community areas where the conference is taking place, attendees are encouraged to wear masks and to maintain the social distance you feel comfortable with. Frequent hand washing and/or sanitizing is encouraged, and hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the hotel.

Refrain from attending the conference if you have signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or if you think you may have been recently exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Your safety is our priority and remains at the forefront of our planning. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Yellow. Green. You choose your comfort level with interactions.

When you pick up your conference name badge you can also pick up a ribbon identifying your comfort level with social distancing and interaction. This will discretely let others know how they should interact with you.

RED - Maintain social distancing and please wear a mask if you would like to interact with me. I prefer not to shake hands with others.

YELLOW - I welcome interaction but ask that you let me approach you the way I am comfortable doing so.

GREEN - I am comfortable with shaking hands or a welcoming embrace from friends I haven’t seen in a while. I welcome you to approach me and respect your decision to wear a mask or remove it when in conversation.