Safety protocol will follow NDIA’s meeting guidelines which will meet or exceed state guidelines.


What health precautions is the Columbus Marriott taking?

The Columbus Marriott is committed to the safety of all its guests and will be following all requirements of Marriott's Commitment to Clean Program. For complete details, please click here.


What precautions is the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) taking?

For the latest COVID-19 updates from ATL, please click here.


What precautions is the Columbus Georgia Airport (CSG) taking?

For the latest COVID-19 updates from CSG, please click here.


What additional precautions are Uber and Lyft taking?

For the door-to-door safety standards for Uber, please click here.
For the latest updates on Lyft’s safety policies, please click 


Will NDIA require attendees to sign a conference waiver to attend the conference?

Yes, all registrants are required to sign the COVID-19 waiver during the registration process.


What is NDIA's mask policy?

Following the latest CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated attendees may choose not to wear face masks.  Fully vaccinated attendees will be able to indicate vaccination status. All attendees that are not fully vaccinated or do not wish to disclose that information will be required to wear face masks.  NDIA will have a limited supply of face masks available but recommend bringing your own for comfort and convenience. NDIA staff will wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment, dependent upon vaccination status and comfort levels.


Will social distancing be implemented?

 NDIA is planning additional venue space to allow for attendees to spread out and reduce crowding. Please restrain from handshakes and embracing as an extra precaution as well as following CDC’s guidelines. Consider using digital alternatives to share contact information. Ample hand sanitizer stations will be available; please wash your hands often, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or elbow, and stay home if you are sick.  


How will meeting rooms be set up?

 Attendees can expect general seating at a variety of distances to accommodate attendee comfort levels with one entrance and one exit to each room, as well as increased cleaning protocols.  Q&A segments will utilize or similar applications to eliminate the sharing of microphones or question cards. 


When can I pick up my conference badge?

Registration badges will be distributed at low touch/contactless stations utilizing pick-up time slots or other means to effectively limit crowds during the designated registration hours. Clearly marked lines with social distancing decals will also be set up to direct one-way traffic flow.


How will food be served?

Food and beverages will be safely packaged or distributed for minimal contact. Seating will be at a variety of distances to accommodate attendees comfort levels and outside when possible. Grab and go food selections will be available. NDIA has implemented pre-packaged food options to minimize touch points. 


Will a live streaming be available?

NDIA is exploring all options at this time and will have additional information once it becomes available. 


Note: This is subject to change as guidelines are updated.  This was last updated 6/5/2021.