Enhanced COVID-19 Safety Procedures


Park Pride continues to plan for an in-person Parks and Greenspace Conference at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Monday, March 28th. With health and safety in mind, Park Pride will implement the following policies for conference attendees, speakers, and staff: 

  • Attendees, speakers, and staff are asked to adhere to the Health Pledge (see below) while attending the Parks and Greenspace Conference and associated tours.  
  • Proof of full and up-to-date vaccination (all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including booster when eligible), or a negative COVID-19 test from a health care facility within 48-hours of the event, must be shown at conference check-in on March 28th.
  • All conference attendees, speakers, and staff must wear N-95, KF-94 or KN-95 face masks.  
  • All conference attendees must be masked (fully covered nose and mouth) whenever indoors and during conference sessions. Speakers may choose to remove their masks only while presenting. 
  • Masks are encouraged when networking outdoors. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the Atlanta Botanical Garden; liberal use is encouraged!   

Recognizing that the Covid-19 landscape is changing rapidly, these precautions are subject to change. Registered attendees will be notified of changes by email. Park Pride will continue to monitor CDC, State, and local health recommendations.  

In the event of a surge of COVID-19 cases, changes to the date and/or format of the conference may be implemented for the safety of attendees, speakers, and staff.

Health Pledge

As an attendee of the Parks and Greenspace Conference and associated tours, you are committed to: 

  • Adhering to Park Pride’s COVID-19 policies and mitigation measures. 
  • Wearing masks properly when required, over both the nose and mouth. 
  • Practicing respiratory etiquette when masks are not required, such as covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. 
  • Exercising good hygiene, such as frequently washing or sanitizing your hands. 


You will not attend the Conference if any of the following apply to you: 

  • You feel ill the day of the event or are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. 
  • You have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not completed CDC’s guidelines for discontinuing isolation. 
  • Within the previous 5 days, you have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, but you have not completed the Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines. 



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