Health and Safety FAQs

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

 

What health precautions is the JW Marriott Washington, DC taking?

The JW Marriott Washington, DC 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 Reagan National Airport (DCA) taking?

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

 

What precautions is the Dulles National Airport (IAD) taking?

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

 

What precautions is the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) taking?

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

 

What is the latest travel status for traveling to Washington, DC?
For the latest COVID-19 updates for traveling to Washington, DC, 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 here.

 

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.

 

Will proof of vaccination be required?
Yes, all attendees will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within three (3) days of arrival. Details for securely providing documentation will be provided shortly. 

What is NDIA's mask policy
?

NDIA follows CDC and state guidelines. Currently, in D.C., masks are required indoors regardless of vaccination status. Fully vaccinated attendees will be able to indicate vaccination status. 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.


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 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.

 

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?

Live streaming will not be available for this event. 

 

Note: This is subject to change as guidelines are updated.  This was last updated 8/3/2021.