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 taking?
The Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor is committed to the safety of all its guests and will be following all requirements of Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment program. For complete details on Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment, please clickhere.

What additional precautions is the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport taking?
For the cleaning measures that Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airporis 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 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 administered by a medical professional within three (3) days of arrival. NDIA will accept a picture or hard copy of a vaccination card. 

 

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?
NDIA follows CDC and state guidelines. Currently, it is recommended that fully vaccinated attendees wear a mask indoors, but they may choose not to. Fully vaccinated attendees, as of April 5, 2022, will be able to indicate vaccination status during the registration process or on-site. (Note, fully vaccinated includes two (2) weeks following the final dose of any of the FDA approved vaccines). All attendees that are not fully vaccinated or do not wish to disclose that information will be required to wear face masks. 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, dependent upon vaccination status, CDC Guidelines and comfort levels.

 

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 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. 

 

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 3/3/2022.