COVID-19 Response

Supplemental Guidelines for Event Leadership

Shocco and Event Leadership will adhere to the following guidelines for hosting events at Shocco.

COVID-19 Guidelines (PDF)

  • Event Leadership– will communicate with group all COVID-19 related instructions in preparation for event start.


Event Leadership – will be responsible for screening all participants and checking temperatures before departing to come to Shocco. 

Upon Arrival daily health screenings and temperature checks throughout each day will need to be conducted by the Event Leadership.

The following health screening questions should be asked of all participants:

  1. Have you been sick in the past two weeks
  2. Have you been in meaningful contact with anyone that you are aware of that has COVID-19 in the past two weeks?
  3. Have you had a fever in the last 24 hours?     

    If any health screen questions are answered with a yes or they present with a temperature of 100.4 or greater they are not allowed to come to Shocco.

Event Leadership teach and reinforce washing hands and covering coughs and sneezes among all participants and their staff.

Shocco– teach and reinforce washing hands and covering coughs and sneezes with all staff.

Event Leadership can use discretion in deciding if face mask for participants should be worn.

Shocco recommends and encourages mask use when social distancing is not possible.

Shocco has supplies throughout campus to support healthy hygiene behaviors, including soap, hand sanitizer, paper towels, and tissues

Shocco will intensify cleaning, sanitation, and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces. (For example, playground equipment, sporting equipment, door handles, sink handles, drink fountains) multiple times per day. 

Shocco & Event Leadership will allow time for cleaning in between activities.

Event Leadership will incorporate bathroom breaks and hand washing breaks in between activities.

Shocco– will deep clean and sanitize the facility prior to the start of a new event.

Shocco will clean and disinfect tables, chairs, and counters after use.

Shocco will post signage and messaging to remind everyone about social distancing.

Event Leadership if possible will conduct conferences/breakouts to include same group each day.

Event Leadership will limit the mixing of participants and will stagger groups to minimize mixing participants as much as feasible.

Shocco will space out seating and bedding as much as possible.

Shocco will allow groups to have the option to eat in designated dining areas and/or take their meals back to their own meeting spaces or outside picnic areas.

Shocco in regards to food service, will follow Alabama Department of Health guidelines.

Event Leadership will keep each participants’ belongings separated.

Shocco will train all employees on health and safety guidelines as well as updated OSHA plan for communicable disease.

Shocco & Event Leadership– are to repeat health screenings throughout the day- checking for any development of new symptoms.

Event Leadership anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or above should not be permitted to attend any activities and should be immediately sent home. 


Event Leadership participants that are sick, should be separated and cared for by group staff until they safely leave for home.

Event Leadership if notified from home that someone in their group has had direct contact with a confirmed individual diagnosed with COVID-19, please send that participant home to stop the spread of the COVID-19.

Event Leadership should notify participants immediately of any illness.  Rooms and materials used to care for sick participants should be thoroughly disinfected after use.  CDC recommends waiting 24 hours to disinfect if possible.

Event Leadership will designate appropriate number of rooms in their room block for the use of an isolation facility. Event Leadership is required to inform Shocco Staff of the room/rooms they will designate prior to event start date.

Event Leadership are solely responsible for the medical care of their guests, to include access to medical care as needed.

Event Leadership will provide procedure to safely transport sick people home or to health care facility.

Shocco will provide contact information for local urgent care and hospital.

General Medical -MainStreet Urgent Care


 Monday-Friday 8am-8pm Saturday 8am-6pm Sunday 1pm-6pm

Citizens Baptist Medical Center

Emergency Room- 256-362-8111

Event Leadership if possible reduce number of participants in each lodging space. 

Event Leadership participants should sleep head to toe in upper and lower bunks.  Bunk beds should be spaced as far apart as feasible.

Event Leadership if participant bring personal fans it should be pointed only at one person.

Event Leadership advise guests when leaving event to minimize in-person contact with anyone in an at risk population for the following 14 days.