Western Energy Institute – Announcements

Important information for our members

Western Energy Institute's Safety + Health Code of Conduct

Effective August 18, 2022, proof of vaccination status or results of a negative COVID-19 test will not be required for admittance into most WEI-hosted programs.

WEI continues to monitor all federal level CDC, Canadian government and public health agency recommendations, as well as local ordinances, as a policy baseline for in-person programs. We encourage all attendees to review the current guidelines related to isolation and precautions prior to traveling to a WEI event, as well as guidance for traveling to and from Canada, which may differ from guidance for traveling to or from the United States.

Some WEI-hosted programs may require proof of vaccination status, if essential for participation, in which case WEI will communicate this requirement in advance of the program start date.

WEI will continue to ask attendees to adhere to the following:

• Attendees must stay home and not attend any WEI event if they feel ill or have tested positive for COVID-19 within 5 days of the event start date. If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive or presumed to be positive with COVID-19, you must follow CDC guidance for quarantine and isolation precautions based on your situation. A full refund will be provided to any attendee who cancels for these reasons.

• If an attendee becomes ill, begins to experience COVID-19 symptoms, or learns they may have been exposed to someone who has tested or is presumed to be positive with COVID-19, at any time during a WEI event, we ask that they promptly dismiss themselves and notify the onsite WEI staff member via phone or email immediately so that proper sanitation and additional follow-up measures can be taken, as appropriate.

• All attendees are expected to follow CDC guidelines as it relates to washing their hands after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing and before eating.

• It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure their own safety and that of others, but WEI will have spare masks, hand sanitizer, and signage with guidance reminders onsite. Steps may also include health and symptom screenings.

• Everyone is asked to be respectful of the different comfort levels of other attendees regarding personal space, contact (including handshaking), or other physical interactions.

• Masks may be required at any given time based on the recommendations of the CDC or appropriate public health agency for the location of the event.

• Attendees should read and closely monitor communications from WEI as changes could occur any time including before and during the program.