Health and Safety FAQ
Will proof of vaccination be required?
At present, 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. Proof of vaccination or negative test documentation will be requested at the door. A picture is acceptable. NOTE: COVID testing is the financial responsibility of the attendee.
What is the conference mask policy?
Attendees who are fully vaccinated (defined as 2 weeks after a 2 dose vaccine or 2 weeks after a single dose vaccine) may choose to wear a mask. Attendees who are unvaccinated will be required to wear a mask at all times indoors. 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?
Additional distance between all individuals will be implemented in meeting rooms and social events. Please refrain from handshakes and embracing as an extra precaution as well as following the 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.
Will conference attendance be limited to a certain capacity?
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. Current local guidance allows for full capacities indoors.
Note: This is subject to change as guidelines are updated.
NDIA COVID-19 Statement
NDIA is continually monitoring the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak situation and will communicate any specific updates via NDIA.org/Coronavirus, where you can find a list of affected meetings, conferences, and events.
We are committed to following on-site safety measures and enhanced cleaning guidelines, precautions, and procedures as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). We are 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, we will adhere to the new guidance, act upon it immediately, and update everyone. We are fully prepared to adjust our plans as needed.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
For more information and updates about COVID-19, please refer to the CDC information link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
To remain safe, please remember to:
- No sharing pens or other items
- Avoid touching your face
- Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue; throw the tissue in the trash
- Travel with hand sanitizer and wipes
- Avoid handshaking
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer