In-Person, Virtual, and other COVID-19 Considerations
We are excited to host NHSMUN 2022 in-person in New York City, and we are optimistic that conditions surrounding COVID-19 will continue to improve in the 5 months between now and the conference. We will continue to coordinate with health authorities and our venue partners on pertinent safety measures, and we will keep you updated on these protocols. We will offer the same dynamic, top-quality experience to which NHSMUN participants have become accustomed!
At the same time, we acknowledge the great uncertainty involving COVID-19 and the fact that some schools may be unable or reluctant to authorize travel as a result. NHSMUN 2022 will continue the 100% flexible refund policy that we implemented last year, so that schools and families do not have to worry about losing money if conditions surrounding COVID-19 change. Additionally, while we are hopeful that we will all be able to gather in New York, we will offer a virtual/online conference option to accommodate schools unable to travel to the conference. While it is still too early to identify these exact logistics, as event planners, we are prepared for all possibilities.
Great progress has been made since last year with regard to COVID-19, and we are optimistic that this progress will continue. Above all, our goal is to ensure that all students are able to access NHSMUN’s educational experience, regardless of the restrictions in their cities, states, or countries. We will continue to be in regular communication about this in the days ahead.
In conjunction with our venue partners as well as local and state health authorities, NHSMUN 2022 has implemented an extensive list of safety measures, precautions, and guidelines to protect the health and safety of our students, teachers, chaperones, and staff — ranging from social distancing measures in committee rooms and high-traffic areas to new cleanliness and disinfection standards in our event spaces. More information will be provided after registration, but if you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us.
In the midst of the unprecedented challenges facing the world, the importance of Model UN is greater than ever in order to help shape our future leaders. There are few activities that can match the ability of Model UN to bring educational perspective to current events and global issues. NHSMUN is proud to be a part of this community, and in spite of the challenges that COVID-19 presents for Model UN conferences, we are as enthusiastic as ever to host NHSMUN 2022 and work with all of you!
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