2022 Event Safety Messages
2022 will mark the 13th year of Kidney March. As always, the safety and well-being of our Marchers, Crew, volunteers, and staff is our top priority. Kidney March is committed to following the COVID-19 guidelines established by public health authorities and will follow health measures. In order to move forward with an in-person event, we will be introducing a number of new health and safety protocols to protect our community from the spread of COVID-19.
A Word About Masking
Due to the nature of a large group event, there is the possibility of exposure to Covid-19 and other viruses, such as the flu or common cold.
We ask that you do not attend Kidney March if you have any symptoms of a transmissible illness.
• Although masks are not required, they are encouraged.
• Masks will be readily available for all participants, vendors, and supporters who wish to wear them. Please use your best judgement to mask in situations appropriate for you.
• Please be respectful of others’ choices regarding masking and distancing.
For an In-Person Kidney March
Anyone participating in the 2022 Kidney March in-person event in any capacity (participant, volunteer, contractor, ceremony spectator, etc.) will need to be fully vaccinated. Note: The Kidney Foundation of Canada currently considers someone to be “fully vaccinated” fourteen (14) days (or such other time as set out by public health authorities) after receiving two (2) doses of the approved Health Canada two (2) dose vaccines (e.g. Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca) or one (1) dose of the Health Canada approved single dose vaccine (Janssen/ Johnson & Johnson) along with any ‘boosters’ or additional dosage required by public health authorities. Please see The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy(effective November 1, 2021) for full details.
We will continue to monitor the current situation and provide additional safety and logistical updates as we near the event. In addition, we will comply with all Alberta provincial mandates that exist in September 2022.
Contact Laura Fleming if you have any questions and if interested, your option to participate virtually.