COVID-19 Facts

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

Will proof of vaccination or a negative test be required to attend?
Yes, all attendees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours prior to being on-site for badge pick-up. Attendees can show vaccination cards or negative test results onsite. 

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. Proof of antibodies will not be accepted.

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

What is NDIA's mask policy?
At this time, Purdue is requiring all adults, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks indoors. Therefore, all participants at the Breakthrough Energetics event will be required to 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.

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 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 or similar applications to eliminate the sharing of microphones or question cards. 

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. 

Note: This is subject to change as guidelines are updated.  This was last updated 3/17/2022.