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?

Masks and face coverings are required for all scheduled NDIA meetings, events, and conferences (except while actively eating, drinking, or presenting), and must be worn to cover from the top of the nose to the bottom of the chin. Attendees should keep their masks conservative, professional, and in keeping with dignity and respect. Face coverings with demeaning or derogatory logos, profanity, offensive script or imagery, or political dissent are not authorized.  Face masks will also be worn by all NDIA staff members during this conference.


Will social distancing be implemented?

Six (6) feet of social distance between all individuals will be implemented in meeting rooms and social events. 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 to find socially distanced seating 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.


Will conference attendance be limited to a certain capacity?

Yes, to maintain social distancing in all meeting rooms and social events, there will be a limited capacity for the in-person conference.  NDIA is following—and will remain in compliance with—all city, state, and federal guidelines. If the direction from federal, state, or local official public health authorities’ changes, NDIA will adhere to the new guidance.


Will one-day only attendance options be available?

Due to limited capacities for the conference, one-day only registration option will not be available this year. 


How will food be served?

Food and beverages will be safely packaged or distributed for minimal contact and will be managed by trained staff wearing proper PPE. Seating will be physically distanced 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.