Sustainable Energy Fund and DeSales University takes the COVID-19 virus very seriously and are taking the recommended precautions for the safety and comfort of our Energypath 2021 attendees and participants. The precautions below will be taken at Energypath. To learn more about DeSales University’s response to COVID-19, click here.

*The precautions below are subject to change as state and national guidelines are updated.

  1. Prior to the event, all those attending/associated with the event will be prescreened. Those who have travelled internationally, or exhibit symptoms of or tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days prior to event date will not be permitted to attend.

  2. Face masks and coverings will be required at the event and on DeSales University’s campus, as is recommended by the CDC and required by the PA Department of Health. Bandanas, gaiters, buffs, or masks with exhalation valves are NOT acceptable face coverings and will not be permitted for use at DeSales University, as these face coverings have recently been found to transmit droplets into the air. Event attendees and personnel who do not have a face mask/covering must leave and cannot return unless they are wearing a face mask/covering.
    Face masks/coverings must:
    • Fit snugly, but comfortably, against the side of the face
    • Be secured with ties, ear loops, or equivalent
    • Cover the nose and mouth properly
    • Include multiple layers of fabric
    • Allow for breathing without restrictions

  3. Six feet social distancing should be maintained by all those attending/associated with the event at all times. For additional information pertaining to social distancing, please see the CDCs Guidance here.

  4. In-person attendance at the event is currently limited to 112 people. The event will be live-streamed, so attendees can also participate virtually if they are unable or unwilling to attend in person.
    • The University is basing capacity regulations for events on both the current CDC and PA DOH regulations surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. Capacity regulations are subject to change and such changes may result in the implementation of additional regulations and/or event cancellation.

  5. Prior to the event, DeSales University Housekeeping teams will clean campus spaces based on CDC guidelines for disinfection and OSHA protocols. The University will also maintain hand-sanitizer stations at major building entrances, elevator stops, and high-traffic areas.

  6. The following steps will be taken during the event in accordance with DeSales University’s policy pertaining to classrooms and event spaces:
    • Classroom and event space furniture will be setup in accordance to both CDC and PA DOH social distancing guidelines.
    • Plexiglass dividers will be installed on the podiums in the event location. Event attendees and personnel who wish to talk without a face mask/covering must remain behind the plexiglass barriers at all times
    • Event attendees and personnel must wipe down all equipment at the podium prior to each use and once the event session has concluded.