Covid-19 Updates

In light of the rapidly evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19 our highest priority is the health and well-being of our NAMily and all of those affiliated with NAM events. As we navigate the ever-changing impact of the coronavirus on our communities, we will keep our NAMily updated. Stay tuned for important information regarding NAM Nationals 2020! After several meetings with the Hyatt Regency Orlando and local officials we have listed below several updates/polies currently in place due to the pandemic which will allow us to meet and exceed the current social distancing protocols in place in Orlando, FL. As #NAMnationals2020 approaches we may be adding or updating these policies. Feel free to email us directly at info@namiss.com if you have any specific questions. FACE COVERINGS:
  • NAM Staff, Royalty, Royalty Parents Assisting Contestants, & Judges: Facemasks are required when working with contestants and their families.
  • Contestants and Contestant Families/Friends: Facemasks are strongly encouraged in the hotel meeting rooms and meeting room foyers. (Some municipalities will require facemasks, so please be on the safe side and bring a facemask for every family member attending pageant weekend!)
  • Contestants will not wear facemasks while on stage or in interview. At check-in, each contestant will be given a bag to place her facemask in as she enters the stage. She must bring her bag with her to all required and optional events. She will place her facemask in her bag just as she enters the stage. Our staff will take her bag with her facemask in it to the place she exits the stage. At that time, the contestant will place her facemask back on.
REHERSALS & PARTIES: Pre-Teen, Jr. Teen, Teen & Miss
  • Contestants ONLY will be allowed in the rehearsals, neon party and masquerade party.
  • The only exception will be for the Formalwear Rehearsals.
  • Escorts are allowed to attend the formalwear rehearsal to practice.
Princess & Jr. Pre-Teen
  • One adult will be allowed in all rehearsals and parties.
REQUIRED INTERVIEW:
  • Contestants will report to the location on their schedule. They will have 4 chairs between contestants.
  • Contestants will wear masks until they enter the interview room. Upon entering the interview room, they will place their mask in their individual bag which they will have received at check-in. NAM staff will take their mask to them when they exit the room.
 REQUIRED PERSONAL INTRODUCTION:
  • Contestants will NOT be holding the microphone. Instead, they will walk up to the microphone, which will be on a stand and present their personal introduction saying their name, hometown and their ambition or something interesting about themselves.
  • The microphone will be adjusted to contestant’s height and sanitized as needed
  • Contestants will wear masks until they enter the stage. Upon entering the stage, they will place their mask in their individual bag which they will have received at check-in. NAM staff will take their mask to them when they exit the stage.
  • Audience will maintain social distancing by leaving 4 chairs between families.
REQUIRED FORMAL WEAR:
  • Contestants will wear masks until they enter the stage. Upon entering the stage, they will place their mask in their individual bag which they will have received at check-in. NAM staff will take their mask to them when they exit the stage.
  • Audience will maintain social distancing by leaving 4 chairs empty between families.
ESCORTS:
  • You will need an escort for the Formalwear Modeling Competition.
  • Due to COVID-19 NAM will not be providing volunteer escorts. You must have a family member, travel companion or someone you know escort you on stage.
  • Escorts can be male or female. They may wear suits, tuxedos, their Sunday best, military uniforms, dresses or something that complements your formal dress.
DRESSING ROOMS:
  • Each contestant will have her own chair with her contestant number on it (you will receive your contestant number at pageant check-in). That chair is your chair and only your chair for the weekend.
  • Each contestant’s chair will have 4 chairs empty between her chair and the next contestant’s chair. This will maintain social distancing of more than 6 ft.
  • One female chaperone is allowed in the dressing room with each contestant during the entire weekend.
  • During the final shows, you will report to the dressing room in your opening production number outfit. You will change following the opening number into your formal wear. One female chaperone must accompany you to help you change following the opening number into your gown. Unfortunately this year, our staff will be unable to assist in clothing changes due to social distancing.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING BRACLETS: NAM will have free bracelets available for each person attending the pageant to wear representing the level of social distancing they prefer. o Green Bracelets – “I’m okay with some interaction while still social distancing, like a quick high-five“ o Yellow Bracelets – “I’m okay with talking but not touching” o Red Bracelets – “Hi! I’m keeping my distance this weekend”  SANITIZING:
    • There will be sanitizing stations around the hotel to use at your convenience.
    • The hotel staff will regularly be sanitizing door handles, restrooms, common surfaces, etc.
    • Main Ballroom doors will be left open during required and optional competitions.
    TEMPERATURE CHECKS & SYMTOMS SCREENING:
    • NAM Staff: Each morning NAM staff and judges will be required to have their temperature taken and recorded.
    • Contestants, Families/Friends & Royalty: A touchless thermometer will be available for you at the NAM boutique for your convenience.
    LINES & QUEUES:
    • For any event where a line/queue is formed, we will have stickers placed on the floor 6 ft. apart so you will know where to stand to maintain social distancing.
    BALLROOM/MEETING ROOM SEATING & SOCIAL DISTANCING:
    • Audience seating in the ballrooms and meeting rooms will have a minimum of 6 ft. between rows.
    • Families will be required to leave 4 empty chairs between themselves and the next family.
    WATER STATIONS & FOOD OUTLETS:
    • The hotel will not be able to provide water stations around the hotel like they usually do.
    • We encourage you to bring your own water bottle that you can refill and carry with you during the day for each person in your family.
    • The hotel will be offering limited outlets for food. We suggest packing LOTS of snacks for the weekend to carry with you, as many events are back to back!
    • There are lots of food options close to the host hotel within walking distance. You might want to check these out before arriving on pageant weekend.
    NAM BOUTIQUE:
    • We will only be carrying a limited number of select items, as many of our vendors have been closed during the Covid19 Pandemic.
    • Touchless payment systems will be offered for credit card payments. We also take cash and money orders. However, NO CHECKS will be accepted on pageant weekend