Safety protocol will follow NDIA’s meeting guidelines which will meet or exceed state guidelines.
Will proof of vaccination be required?
All attendees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test within three (3) days prior to badge pick-up. Details for securely providing vaccination or negative test documentation will be provided shortly. NOTE: COVID testing is the financial responsiblity of the attendee.
Rapid testing facilities nearby Groton, CT (advance online booking is recommended):
CVS MinuteClinic | 915 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340 | 1-866-389-2727
Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care | 351 N. Frontage Rd, New London, CT 06320 | 1-860-865-0934
What is NDIA's mask policy?
At this current time, the U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London requires all attendees to wear a mask while indoors no matter what attendees vaccination status is. NDIA will have a limited supply of face masks available but recommend bringing your own for comfort and convenience. 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. NDIA staff will wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
What additional precautions will I find at nearby airports?
Will NDIA require attendees to sign a conference waiver to attend the conference?
Yes, all registrants are required to sign the COVID-19 waiver prior during the online registration process.
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 Sli.do 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.
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?
This event is held at a classified SECRET//NOFORN level. Live-streaming will not be available.
Note: This is subject to change as guidelines are updated.