We are offering in-person State Conferences this fall, with certain COVID protocols in place for all participants. The past two years have been challenging and we look forward to welcoming students back to Jefferson City and the State Capitol for YAG.
The dates of the State Conferences are:
- November 11-13
- December 2-4
The following COVID protocols will be in place for our program and State Conferences. We may also add additional measures if necessary as we get closer to the conferences.
All attendees will be required to wear a mask/face covering while indoors. Face coverings can be removed while alone in a meeting room or in your sleeping room. Face coverings must fully cover the nose and mouth. In certain situations, face coverings may be removed while you are speaking to a group in a program session. Final guidance on this will be provided as we get closer to the State Conferences.
Proof of Negative Test or Vaccination
All attendees will be required to show proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the State Conference or proof of vaccination.
Acceptable proof of a COVID-19 vaccination includes a CDC vaccination card, a photocopy of the card or a photo of the card on a mobile device. Cardholders must be at least two weeks past receiving their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the second dose in a two-dose series vaccine (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna).
For those who cannot provide proof of vaccination, documentation of a negative test taken within 72 hours of the State Conference will also be accepted. The test must be a SARS-CoV-2 viral test (either nucleic acid amplification test [NAAT], including polymerase chain reaction [PCR], or antigen test) with Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Home tests will not be accepted.
Rooming assignments at the State Conference are usually 3 to 4 students per hotel room, depending on number of beds and/or sofa sleepers. Students may also share a bed with another student. If a delegation needs different arrangements, their advisor will need to contact the YAG State Office to discuss arrangements. This may result in additional costs to the students in that delegation. Also, we cannot guarantee we can meet all requests due to space constraints at the hotel.
Overall COVID Policies and Procedures
We will follow any requirements put in place by the Cole County Health Department, Capitol Plaza Hotel, and the State of Missouri. At this time, there are not any additional requirements in place for hosting events like YAG.
If contact tracing or other safety protocols are necessary, we will work with appropriate agencies, including schools/YMCAs, to conduct these in a proper manner.