2021 Workshop – Covid-19 Guidance

Covid-19 Vaccination required to attend 2021 Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop in person


Restore America’s Estuaries and our partner organizations have made the decision based on the best available information to require all in person attendees of the 2021 Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop in Cape May, NJ to be at least 14-days removed from their final Covid-19 vaccine dose. All guests attending the in-person workshop will need to provide confirmation of Covid-19 vaccination as part of registration.  

In accordance with this change in policy, as well as to make the Workshop more accessible, we are now offering a virtual attendance option. Virtual attendees will have access to the full Workshop via video conference, as well as a virtual field trip opportunity.  

All attendees must confirm “in-person” or “virtual” registration status no later than October 1 so that we may make appropriate accommodations for catering and logistics. October 1st is also the last day for no-fee cancelations.  

RAE will be in direct contact with all registered attendees towards to confirm in-person or virtual registration status. Please keep an eye out for communication and continue to check this space for updates. 

To ensure safety, we will no longer be accepting on-site registrations as in years past. Additionally, all “registration swaps” must occur before October 1 (for example, John can no longer attend on behalf of Estuary Corp. so Jane attends in his place on the same ticket purchase).  

This will be a predominantly indoor event. Based on current recommendations from the CDC, masks are expected while indoors even for vaccinated attendees. We also ask that wherever possible, participants practice safe social distancing and respect personal boundaries of fellow attendees.  

If you believe you have been in contact with someone showing symptoms or confirmed to be infected with Covid-19, or you yourself are showing symptoms associated with the virus, we ask that you refrain from attending the in-person event and instead join us virtually. Any cancelations due to Covid-19 or other health issues will get a full refund. 

If you are unable to be fully vaccinated 14 days before the Workshop for personal, logistical, religious or health reasons, please register as a virtual attendee for your safety and the safety of fellow attendees. If you have questions about this policy, please contact Nicole Lekus 

We recognize that this is a constantly evolving situation, and we are committed to providing a safe, healthy, and accessible event. We are actively monitoring safety recommendations from local, state, and federal officials, as well as guidelines from our host venue, The Grand Hotel, and will continue to update you as changes arise.