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Welcome! We are excited to present to you Getting Real 2022. The safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers is our priority. Please check here closer to the event for updated Covid-19 policies. 

IDA Covid-19 policy requires all in-person attendees of IDA events, including at Community Hubs and the DGA events, to submit proof of vaccination. The proof of vaccination will be requested at the conference check-in and/or after registration and deleted from our database after a staff member confirms vaccination status.

Additionally, events held in Los Angeles county will follow county guidelines on masking and social distancing at the time of the event. Community Hubs outside of LA county will issue their own guidelines on masking, eating/drinking, and social distancing. DGA Covid-19 policy is consistent with the City of Los Angeles mandates at the time of the event. 

Although masks are not mandatory at the county level at this time, they are strongly encouraged. Attendees are welcome to wear masks during indoor screenings and for all indoor events when not eating or drinking. Masks and hand sanitizers will be available for attendees throughout the conference and all events. Please check for masking policy updates and other Covid-19 updates closer to the event date.

Wearing masks makes our event more accessible to people who may be immunocompromised, managing chronic illness, and/or caring for family and friends who may be too. To keep all of us safe, we are strongly encouraging masking.

All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) must:

  • Be made with at least two layers of breathable material
  • Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the Guest to remain hands-free

Before you attend an in-person event, please do your daily self-health screening and run through the following questions at home. If you answer “Yes” to any one of these questions, stay home and stay safe.

  1. Take your temperature at home prior to coming to the screening. 
    Is your temperature 100.4°F / 38°C or higher?
  2. Do you have any of the following symptoms? 
    Cough • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Fever or Chills • Muscle pain or body aches • New loss of taste or smell • Sore throat • New onset of nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting • Any other posted symptoms from CDC Guidelines?
  3. Have you tested positive for Covid-19 in the last six days, or are you awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test due to possible exposure or symptoms?

STAFF & VOLUNTEERS: All staff and volunteers working at Getting Real 2022 will be required to provide a negative antigen Covid-19 test before attending an in-person event. Tests must be taken the night before the event or the day of the event. IDA will have tests available for anyone who might need access to a test.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with our Covid-19 policy. 

*Exemptions to the vaccine requirement will be considered for individuals with medical conditions that prevent them from being vaccinated and those with religious beliefs that prohibit them from being vaccinated, consistent with federal and California law. Please email to confirm this exception or for any questions. In place of exempted vaccination, we ask people to take a PCR test 72 hours before attending the in-person event on September 29. If you need support finding a local site for a PCR test, please contact the access email above. 

** Fully vaccinated

*A person is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received either: their second dose in a 2-dose series, a single-dose of a 1-dose series, or after finishing the primary series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization.

  1. Definition: See current CDPH Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Persons for definitions, acceptable vaccines, and updates on additional vaccines as they are approved.
  2. Verification: The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination: Vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided and date last dose administered) OR a photo of a vaccination card as a separate document OR a photo of the attendee's vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device OR documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider OR a certified state vaccine phone app.