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As we return to in-person events, the health and safety of attendees, staff, presenters, exhibitors, and invited guests are our highest priority. In partnership with hotels, CTA will adhere to all official government and local authority guidance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations.

In preparation for our events, we want to share the following safety measures. We will continue to monitor these guidelines and will publish any updates on this webpage.

Current Guidelines and Requirements

Last Updated: October 25, 2021

All attendees, staff, presenters, exhibitors, and invited guests will be required to wear a mask onsite in conference-designated programming areas. Masks will be available at the registration desk.

All attendees, staff, presenters, exhibitors, and invited guests will be required to show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours upon check-in at the CTA Registration Desk.

Proof of vaccination can be in the form of your physical Vaccination Record Card (CRC) from the CDC, an image of the card, if you have a picture on your phone or your digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California.

The unvaccinated person must provide written evidence of a negative COVID-19 test. Written, negative test results must be from either a PCR test or an antigen test.

Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the registration desk and throughout the main areas of the hotels.


Responsible food and beverage service will be provided to minimize risk of exposure. When possible, food will be served by hotel staff. If this is not possible, other precautions will be made to reduce the risk of exposure. Hand sanitizer will be available near communal break stations.

Enhanced cleaning before, during, and after events will take place to ensure the highest standard of hygiene and cleanliness. This includes sanitization with a focus on high-touch areas such as door handles, restrooms and food and beverage areas.

Signage will be visible throughout the hotels advising attendees of the required health and safety protocols and attendee expectations.



If you are feeling sick, have tested positive for COVID-19, are showing COVID-19 symptoms, or have recently been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, please do not attend the event.

To safeguard all those in attendance at our events, we ask that you follow local health and safety guidelines in effect at the time of the event.

Please note we are unable to guarantee physical distancing at our events.

Liability Waiver

By registering for any CTA Conference, attendees assume all risks inherent in conference attendance and participation and must agree to the following terms.

The California Teachers Association (CTA) cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while attending its conferences and/or entering onto premises where CTA’s events are held. Therefore, if you choose to attend a conference organized by CTA and enter onto premises where its conferences are held, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend due to a positive COVID-19 test, symptoms or exposure, we are offering a flexible cancellation policy and you will receive a full refund of your pre-paid registration fee. Please contact the CTA Conference Coordination Center as soon as possible to advise us that you are unable to attend the event.

Please note that refunds will not be given for no-shows.