COVID-19 Health and Safety
Protecting the health and safety of all attendees remains our top priority. As a result, CRF will implement strict public health measures to create a safe experience for all. A list of the current safety protocols is outlined below.
Mask Requirement | TVT 2022 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk
All attendees, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks in all meeting space related to TVT. Your mask must fit securely over your nose and mouth. You can remove your mask only while consuming food or beverages while seated. You must reposition your mask over your nose and mouth after you finish your food and drink.
Learn more about the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk – Commitment to Clean.
Vaccine and Mask Requirements | City of Chicago
While out and about in the city of Chicago, please be aware of the locally mandated health and safety measures.
Vaccine: You may be required to be fully vaccinated to enter restaurants, bars, catering/event facilities, fitness centers/pools, and entertainment venues anywhere in Chicago. This applies to all patrons age 5 and older, as well as all employees. You will need to provide proof* of vaccination.
Mask: You may be required to wear face coverings in all indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
Learn more about Chicago’s COVID-19 Public Health Orders.
Testing for Return Travel
If you need a COVID-19 test to travel back to your home state or country, please find relevant information here:
Walking distance from Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk:
Airport Testing Sites
Chicago Midway International Airport
Does not offer in-airport testing. Please see guidance above for testing before you arrive at Midway airport.
Your Guide to a Healthy On-Site Experience (policies are subject to change)
Timing is Everything — When planning your arrival at meeting events, please account for the extra time it takes to fulfill CRF’s daily health and safety measures included in this list.
All on-site participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You are fully vaccinated if:
1) You have completed the recommended dosing schedule (or this one) for the type of COVID-19 vaccine you received, and
2) On your first day present at the meeting, at least two weeks have passed since your final dose.
Regardless of city or venue mandate, you must wear a mask while in the meeting space. Your mask must fit securely over your nose and mouth. You can remove your mask only while consuming food or beverages while seated. You must reposition your mask over your nose and mouth after you finish your food and drink.
It is important to keep a safe distance between yourself and others while walking, standing, and sitting in the meeting space. CRF will design distancing seating layouts to keep you as safe as possible.
Food and Beverage Procedures
1) Sitting: While consuming food and beverages, you must be seated in a chair while
keeping a safe distance on all sides from other people. This requirement applies to meal and snack breaks, as well as evening networking receptions.
2) Mask: Remove your mask while eating or drinking, but please reposition it over your nose and mouth as soon as you are done.
3) Sanitizing: Please use a sanitizer station or a washroom before eating.
Cleaning High-Touch Points
All common areas and session rooms will be cleaned — before the start of the day, at session breaks, and at the end of the day — with top-grade disinfectant cleaning products proven to kill viruses like COVID-19. Cleaners will pay heightened attention to common touch points, such as doorknobs, tables, chairs, stage railings, bathrooms, etc.
Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the hotels and meeting space.