COVID-19 FAQs

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

What health precautions is the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course taking?
The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel is committed to the safety of all its guests and will be following all requirements of Hyatt’s global program, "Commitment to Care & Cleanliness", introducing a new standard of hotel cleanliness and disinfection. To view what the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel is doing, please click here.

For complete details on Hyatt's Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment program, click here.

What additional precautions is Monterey Peninsula Airport taking?
For the cleaning measures that Monterey Peninsula Airport is taking, please click here.

What additional precautions is San Francisco International Airport taking?
For the cleaning measures that San Francisco International Airport is taking, 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 online registration process.

Will proof of vaccination be required?

Yes, per NPS guidelines, all attendees will be required to provide proof of vaccination within 72 hours of arrival. Negative COVID tests will not be accepted. No exceptions. Details for securely providing documentation will be provided shortly. 

What is NDIA's mask policy?
NDIA follows CDC and state guidelines. Currently, at NPS, masks are required indoors regardless of 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?
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, as well as increased cleaning protocols. 

When can I pick up my conference badge?
Registration badges will be distributed at low touch 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. 


Note: This is subject to change as guidelines are updated.