Cobb Chamber of Commerce

Return to In-Person Events

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cobb Chamber has followed the guidance of public health officials to ensure a safe, socially distanced environment for in-person events. Today, with an observed continued decline in cases, a growing vaccinated population, and more flexible protocols for gatherings, we are excited to announce our updated in-person events guidelines.

Cobb Chamber events hosted at our headquarters at 1100 Circle 75 Parkway, will no longer require fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks. The Chamber will also no longer conduct temperature checks at events hosted at its headquarters. Events hosted at the Cobb Chamber headquarters will include more flexible social distancing measures and increased seating capacity. Seated tables will maintain between 3 to 4-feet of distance between guests, allowing four or more people per table.

For Cobb Chamber events hosted at other venues, the Chamber will follow each venue’s stated mask and social distancing protocols. If the venue does not require masks for fully vaccinated individuals or temperature checks, then the Chamber will not require them for our attendees.

If you are not fully vaccinated, we ask that you continue to wear your mask at our events – hosted at our headquarters or other locations – as you enter and move throughout the venue. And, if you prefer to wear a mask for your comfort and protection, this is a respected decision, and you can be confident in knowing that your fellow Chamber members will honor your choice and maintain a safe distance.

As conditions continue to change, the Chamber will continue to re-evaluate and update its event guidelines. With this in mind, we’d like to encourage you to consider getting a COVID-19 vaccination to help stop the pandemic. You can learn more about vaccine options and schedule an appointment at cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com/covid-vaccine/. For those that are not yet ready to join us in person, we will continue to offer livestream options for many of your favorite events, such as Marquee Monday and Area Councils. Whether in person or livestream, there is a seat at the table for all of our members.

Please review our list of Frequently Asked Questions, and our answers below.

 

Frequently Asked Questions


Will I have to wear a mask at Chamber events?

    Events hosted at our headquarters at 1100 Circle 75 Parkway, will no longer require fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks.

    For Cobb Chamber events hosted at other venues, the Chamber will follow each venue’s stated mask and social distancing protocols. If the venue does not require masks for fully vaccinated individuals or temperature checks, then the Chamber will not require them for our attendees.

    If you are not fully vaccinated, we ask that you continue to wear your mask at our events – hosted at our headquarters or other locations – as you enter and move throughout the venue.

    Masks are still welcome! If you opt to wear a mask for your comfort and protection, this is a respected decision, and you can be confident in knowing that your fellow Chamber members will honor your choice and maintain a safe distance.

What measures are being taken to ensure the event facility is clean and sanitized?

    Events at the Cobb Chamber:The Cobb Chamber’s meeting rooms are sanitized daily and each meeting or event will be set up to encourage social distancing. In addition, hand sanitizing stations are placed in strategic areas throughout the meeting areas. Our restrooms are cleaned, sanitized and serviced multiple times daily.

    Attendees will be asked to complete a temperature check upon arrival.

    Events at partner venues: Each venue is responsible for following public health guidelines and current executive orders in order to host groups. The event space will be set up to encourage social distancing. Each venue will take all precautions necessary to reduce exposure to high-touch surfaces, such as door handles, and offer hand sanitizing stations.

    Attendees will be asked to complete a temperature check upon arrival.

What can I expect with the event check-in process?

    Cobb Chamber staff will be on hand to ensure that you have registered for the event. At this time, all attendees should pre-register for events. Due to venue and seating constraints, we are not able to accommodate walk up attendance.

    The Cobb Chamber will only conduct temperature checks if the event venue requires this procedure. Temperature checks will not be conducted at events hosted at our headquarters.

Can I pay at the door?

    At this time, all attendees should pre-register for events. Due to venue and seating constraints, we are not able to accommodate walk up attendance.

How can I attend virtually?

    As you are registering for events, you’ll be able to select your preference, to attend in person or virtually. Virtual attendees will be sent a link to view the event in an email after registration. Please note that not all Chamber events fit the requirements for a virtual attendee experience and this option may not be available for every event.

    All Cobb Chamber livestreams, past and present, may be viewed at facebook.com/cobbchamber/live.

Will there be food at events?

    Events offered during meal times will still offer a COVID-safe dining option. Meals may be prepackaged or served cafeteria style.

How will I be notified if there was an exposure to COVID-19 at a Cobb Chamber event?

    If someone has been exposed or tests positive after attending one of our events, Cobb Douglas Public Health will perform contact tracing measures and will notify all exposed individuals. Contact tracing is the process of quickly identifying, assessing, and managing people who have been exposed to COVID-19 to prevent additional transmission. To learn more, visit: cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com.