Health & Safety FAQ

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

Will proof of vaccination be required?

Yes, all attendees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test that has been administered by a medical professional within 72-hours prior to being on-site for badge pick-up.

What is considered fully vaccinated and which vaccines will be accepted?


An individual is considered fully vaccinated 14-days after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca-SK Bio) or 14-days after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen).


What type of COVID test will NDIA accept?


NDIA will ONLY allow Rapid Antigen, Rapid PCR, and Regular PCR that has been administered by a medical professional. Proof of antibodies will not be accepted.


Will COVID testing be available on-site?


COVID testing will not be available on-site.  COVID testing is the financial responsibility of the attendee.


What is NDIA's mask policy?

The U.S. Naval Base Point Loma requires that all people must wear a face mask indoors regardless of vaccination status. Accordingly, all participants at the 2022 Undersea Warfare Spring Conference will be required to always wear face masks, except when actively eating or drinking. Please plan and bring your own face mask. A very limited supply of disposable masks will be available onsite.

What additional precautions will I find at nearby airports? 

For the health and safety measures the San Diego 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 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 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. Last updated on 12/1/2021