SWCOLT Policies:



As the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino is located in the state of Nevada, SWCOLT will follow all guidelines recommended by the state of Nevada. Proof of vaccination is not required for conference attendance. However, in order to make our on-site conference as safe as possible for attendees, staff, presenters, and volunteers, it is strongly recommended that all conference attendees and exhibitors be vaccinated.


Health Protocols

SWCOLT will continue to monitor the Covid situation and local CDC guidance closely and will follow CDC masking recommendations at the time of the conference. It is strongly recommended that attendees and exhibitors wear a mask when in the exhibit hall and when attending workshops and sessions. Disposable masks will be available for attendees, as needed. Social distancing measures will be implemented in the exhibit hall, in workshop and sessions rooms, and at the luncheon, whenever possible.


The Grand Sierra Resort & Casino has established the following Health & Safety Protocols for their guests:

  • Remote temperature checks through your stay at the resort

  • “Jack Bot” roaming the property, checking guests for weapons and/or elevated temperatures

  • Sheriff on the property 24/7

  • K-9 dog on the property 24/7

  • The air circulation/filtration system for the entire property was updated in 2020. The air is purified to 98.6%. Air is not recycled https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/

  • Satellite hotel check-in counter for SWCOLT attendees

  • Large exhibit hall & session rooms allow for social distancing

You may read more about specific Covid Health & Safety protocols of the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino here.



I understand that while Service Provider has undertaken reasonable steps to lessen the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in connection with the Services, Service Provider is not responsible in any manner for any risks related to COVID-19 in connection with the Services. I understand that the World Health Organization has classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. I further understand that COVID-19 is a highly contagious and dangerous disease, and that contact with the virus that causes COVID-19 may result in significant personal injury or death. I am fully aware that participation in the Services (including any related travel) carries with it certain inherent risks related to COVID-19 transmission (“Inherent Risks”) that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid such risks. Inherent Risks may include, but are not limited to, (1) the risk of coming into close contact with individuals or objects that may be carrying COVID-19; (2) the risk of transmitting or contracting COVID-19, directly or indirectly, to or from other individuals; and (3) injuries and complications ranging in severity from minor to catastrophic, including death, resulting directly or indirectly from COVID-19 or the treatment thereof. Further, I understand that the risks of COVID-19 are not fully understood, and that contact with, or transmission of, COVID-19 may result in risks including but not limited to loss, personal injury, sickness, death, damage, and expense, the exact nature of which are not currently ascertainable, and all of which are to be considered Inherent Risks. I hereby voluntarily accept and assume all risk of loss, personal injury, sickness, death, damage, and expense arising from such Inherent Risks.