JASNA COMMUNITY GUIDELINES
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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
 
Please read JASNA’s Community Guidelines https://jasna.org/about/jasna-community-guidelines/ as we expect attendees to comply with them.
 
JASNA’s Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
To fulfill JASNA’s mission of fostering among the widest number of readers the study, appreciation, and understanding of Jane Austen’s works, her life, and her genius, JASNA strives to ensure that all people are welcome and feel valued in its meetings, events, and community spaces. JASNA is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Society. There is no place in JASNA for discrimination or exclusion, including on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, ability, appearance or education.
 
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Registering for any JASNA Southwest event signifies acceptance of JASNA Southwest’s Updated COVID Policy and Community Guidelines and acknowledgment that failure to comply with either will result in being barred from attendance without refund.

–UPDATED COVID PROTOCOLS FOR IN-PERSON MEETINGS–

JASNA Southwest is committed to protecting all members and guests attending our meetings and we ask all attendees to do their part to safeguard their own health and that of others. Following long-term guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we
strongly urge all members attending our meetings to be up-to-date on COVID vaccines/boosters and to take appropriate precautions. While we are not mandating vaccines at the time of registration, COVID surges are unpredictable. JASNA Southwest reserves the right to modify its COVID-related policies and procedures at its sole discretion at any time. Such changes could include, as appropriate, institution of a requirement for proof of vaccination/booster, required use of face coverings, special measures for unvaccinated registrants, testing, and/or other provisions recommended by governmental or health authorities. Registrants will be informed of any such changes via email and postings on our website jasnasw.com . As a condition of registration, registrants must acknowledge understanding of the COVID policy; agree to comply with all applicable COVID-related federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidance and follow the protocols required by JASNA Southwest and/or the meeting venues; and acknowledge that JASNA Southwest cannot guarantee that attendees will not be exposed to or contract COVID while attending our meetings. Please stay home if you are ill. If you or someone in your group doesn’t feel well, has exhibited symptoms of COVID in the previous 10 days, we ask that you not attend.