SkillsUSA Georgia is continually monitoring the progression of COVID-19 and related advice from public health authorities. The State Leadership and Skills Conference guidelines and protocols are immediately superseded by any local, state or federal government policies, mandates or orders. Please follow the recommendations of your local or state government, and any federal guidelines for individual response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Masks are mandated during the entirety of the State Leadership and Skills Conference. The exception to this rule is if you are eating or drinking. Though there may be some masks available on-site, SkillsUSA Georgia highly encourages you to bring your own mask to the event.
GWCC Health & Safety Protocols
The Georgia World Congress Center has done a wonderful job enhancing their health and safety protocols. Their policies can be found by clicking the button below.
COVID-19 Substitution Form
COVID Reserve/Substitution List
No substitutions can be made for the State Leadership and Skills competition unless a student is impacted by COVID-19. The COVID Reserve List is for students who have tested positive or are quarantined because of close contact with someone who has tested positive.
You are able to make a substitution by completing the COVID Reserve/Substitution Form. The request will go to the state office for review and we will contact you for approval or denial of your request. Please allow 48 hours upon submission for an official answer.
Any person refusing to comply with required safety protocols will be required to leave the SkillsUSA GA event at their own expense. Completing registration and attending indicates your acknowledgement and acceptance of the following terms and conditions:
I will not travel/attend if I am aware that I have been exposed to anyone testing positive or presenting symptoms of COVID-19 (based on CDC Guidance).
I will not travel/attend if I have tested positive or presented any of the symptoms of COVID-19 listed below. I will not enter the conference area if I am experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. I acknowledge that common symptoms of COVID-19 include:
o (temperature of 100.4 F or higher)Fever
o Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
o New loss of taste or smell
o Sore throat
o Congestion or runny nose
o Nausea or vomiting
I will immediately isolate myself and leave the conference area and notify National SkillsUSA Staff if I, or someone I have been in close contact with, is exposed to COVID-19, exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, or receives a positive COVID-19 test result.
I expressly agree to fully comply with appropriate COVID-19 health and safety measures and protocols set for attendance at the event, including adhering to CDC guidance and applicable state and local requirements related to the wearing of face masks and maintaining appropriate social distance.
While in attendance at the event, I will make every effort to always maintain CDC-recommended hygiene procedures, including following the guidelines of frequent hand washing (or suitable hand sanitizer); avoiding touching my eyes, nose, and mouth in public places; and covering coughs or sneezes with a tissue or inside my elbow.
I agree to self-administer a SkillsUSA-provided COVID test upon arrival and will only attend conference functions after receiving a negative test result. Additional tests are available upon request as needed.
Assumption of Risk: The COVID-19 virus continues to spread from person-to-person contact and other means, and people reportedly can spread the disease without showing symptoms. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death. Therefore, I realize that if I choose to participate in the in-person event, I may be exposing myself to, or increasing my risk of, contracting or spreading COVID-19, despite following safety precautions. In exchange for being allowed to participate in the in-person event, I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 for myself, peers, or my family.