Health and Safety

Ensuring Safety

Ensuring Safety at the Living Rare, Living Stronger NORD Patient and Family Forum

Attendees should be aware that while the Living Rare Forum and Rare Impact Awards are taking place, and NORD will make every effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, it is possible that attendees will come in contact with people in airports, on public transportation, and in other public areas with individuals who could potentially carry the virus.  NORD strongly encourages those who are able to be fully vaccinated for their own safety, as well as the safety of o­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­thers ahead of attending the event.

At this time, ALL attendees of the Living Rare Forum featuring the Rare Impact Awards must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to arrival in Cleveland or have received a negative PCR or antigen (rapid) COVID-19 test within 24 hours of picking up their registration badge at the conference venue. If you cannot or choose not to comply with NORD’s health and safety protocols, we hope to provide you with other ways to enjoy the program at a later date.

Proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test may be submitted via an email with a link to a secure, HIPAA-compliant verification site ahead of the conference. More information on that will follow your registration for the event. NORD staff will have no access to the information submitted via the verification site; NORD will only receive notification that the attendee has or has not completed the verification process. 

In addition, it is mandatory for ALL persons within the meeting and event spaces to wear a face mask always covering BOTH their nose and mouth while they are indoors. This includes attendees and all accompanying persons above the age of two (2).

Click here to download the complete health & safety policy.