Fall 2021 NAMD Covid-19 / Health & Safety Hub

 

NAMD remains unequivocally devoted to safeguarding our staff, attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and the local community hosting the Fall 2021 Conference. When you arrive at the conference, you can expect to see that we have prioritized health and safety, and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe and meaningful conference experience.

We are monitoring the continued impact of COVID-19 and the evolving public health guidance regarding large gatherings. In addition to our Safety and Community Pledge, NAMD’s health and safety protocols for the in-person conference now include:

  • All attendees, staff, and vendors will be required to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required.  Additional details on the proof of vaccination process will be shared in the coming weeks. Exemptions for the vaccine requirement will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us via email at conference@medicaiddirectors.org if you need to discuss an exemption.
  • Masks will be required in the conference space.
  • Social distancing in all meetings rooms.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the conference space.
  • COVID-safe catering 

This webpage will be continually updated with information about health and safety measures for all in-person conference attendees. We encourage you to check this page frequently for updates and information about safety protocols at the Fall 2021 NAMD Conference.

NAMD CONFERENCE SAFETY & COMMUNITY PLEDGE – UPDATED

NAMD will be providing all the necessary safety protocols on site, but we ask that sponsors and all attendees adhere to the following community guidelines. Please see the below safety and community pledge.

  1. Vaccinations

All attendees, staff, and vendors will be required to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required and will be monitored through a mobile health app. Additional details on the proof of vaccination process will be shared in the coming weeks.

  1. Masks & Social Distancing

Masks will be required throughout the NAMD conference space.

On July 27, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidance advising that the vast majority of COVID-19 transmissions take place between unvaccinated individuals, and confirming vaccines continue to do an exceptional job of combating the spread of the virus. Based on updated information, in areas with substantial and high transmission, the CDC now recommends fully vaccinated people wear masks in public, indoor settings to help prevent the spread of the Delta variant and help protect others. Further, the CDC recommends community leaders encourage vaccination and universal masking to prevent further outbreaks in areas of substantial and high transmission.

  1. Respect

We ask that all attendees recognize that each attendee will have a different level of comfort with attending a large gathering and ask that you respect their preferences regarding personal space. Color-coded individual display items will be available for everyone to know the attendees’ personal comfort level at a glance.

If you are unable to attend for any reason, or if you are uncomfortable with the community guidelines that we have outlined, NAMD will once again be hosting an immersive virtual platform that will allow sponsors and attendees to engage with each other as effectively as we can.

Our goal is to host a safe and meaningful conference. We recognize that the situation and applicable guidance may continue to evolve through the NAMD event. Please check back frequently for future updates.

Washington, D.C. Health Update

HOTEL SAFETY UPDATES

For a complete and up to date list of hotel safety procedures and precautions, please visit the Conference venue website for all COVID-19 updates and what to expect.