While we look forward to our upcoming conference together in person again, the health and safety of our guests remains our top priority. The California Mental Health Advocates for Children & Youth (CMHACY) conference guidelines & mandates will continue to evolve based on the recommendations and rules set by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Monterey County and Asilomar Conference Grounds.

We ask that attendees do not attend the conference if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: 

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle Aches
  • Headache
  • Chills/Shaking
  • Lost sense of taste/smell
  • Fever greater than 100.4°F

We kindly ask that you also abide by the following onsite: 

  • Wear a mask in smaller spaces: We will be adhering to all State and local mask mandates. As of today, face coverings are not required indoors but remain recommended. We will have masks and hand sanitizer available throughout the conference and strongly recommend that attendees wear masks in the smaller workshop spaces. 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. The best protection against COVID-19 is a vaccination and we encourage all participants to get vaccinated BEFORE attending the conference.  Although CMHACY will institute reasonable practices in an attempt to lessen or reduce the spread of COVID-19, CMHACY cannot guarantee that you will never get exposed to the virus or get sick from it. By attending a CMHACY event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. 

CMHACY wants to prioritize the comfort and safety for ALL attendees this year, which is why we are hosting the conference in a hybrid format. If any of these guidelines make you uncomfortable or you are immunocompromised, we encourage you to attend, participate, and engage with us virtually this year.

In the event that COVID-19 is too great a threat and risk for us to gather together in-person based on public health guidelines, CMHACY reserves the right to host the conference in a virtual capacity.