Oct 31, 2021

How the USEA is Prioritizing Your Safety at the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
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As the world slowly starts to return to a sense of normal, the USEA is ecstatic to return to an in-person USEA Annual Meeting & Convention this December 9-12 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. That being said, the safety of our members is our top priority. We wanted to take a moment to share current COVID-19 protocols in Albuquerque and at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel, the location of the 2021 Convention.

USEA Recommendations

The USEA strongly recommends that all attendees wear a mask regardless of vaccination status and practice social distancing. If you are or any of your immediate family members are positive for COVID-19 at the time of Convention, have shown symptoms of or have been recently exposed to COVID-19, we ask that you remain home and tune in to one of the many livestream sessions which will be made available. The USEA is also recommending that all attendees be vaccinated for COVID-19 if they are able to be.

Current Regulations in Albuquerque, New Mexico

At this point in time, regulations in Albuquerque include a mask mandate for indoor public settings, regardless of an individual’s vaccination status, through at least November 12. The USEA is closely monitoring local regulations and Convention attendees will be required to follow all local government regulations.

Hotel Safety Measures

For your safety and well-being, the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque has established the following protocols:

  • Touch-free options,
  • More frequent sanitization with hospital-grade disinfectants.
  • The use of electrostatic sprayers
  • Sanitizer stations prominently placed throughout hotels
  • More frequent cleaning of public spaces and guestroom surfaces
  • GBAC STARTM accreditation, inclusive of detailed cleanliness training
  • Hygiene & Wellbeing Leader to help ensure new protocols are being met
  • Enhanced food safety and hygiene protocols
  • Colleague temperature checks may be required at Hyatt hotels, and guest temperature checks may be required at some locations in compliance with local government requirements and in light of local situations and practices
  • Removal of certain high-touch items from guestrooms

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For more information about the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, click here or contact [email protected].

About the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

The USEA Annual Meeting & Convention takes place each December and brings together a large group of dedicated USEA members and supporters to discuss, learn, and enjoy being surrounded by other eventing enthusiasts. The USEA organizes multiple seminars in addition to committee meetings, open forums, and tons of fun! The 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 9-12, 2021. Click here to learn more about the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.

The USEA would like to thank the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention Sponsors: Adequan, Bates Saddles, Mountain Horse USA, Nunn Finer, Nutrena, Parker Equine Insurance, RevitaVet, SmartPak Equine, Standlee Premium Western Forage, Stackhouse Saddles, Sunsprite Sporthorses, World Equestrian Brands, and Saratoga Horseworks.

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