For the purpose of this duty of care, infectious disease includes: COVID-19, influenza, Mpox, etc.
In keeping with NHF's duty of care and our responsibility as an event host, NHF is guided by recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will abide by the legal mandates of the District of Columbia at the time of the 2023 Events and Conferences (“Event”).
Due to the recent CDC guidance update, NHF will no longer require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests in order to attend NHF’s Event.
However, all participants are STRONGLY encouraged to (1) stay “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccinations including any boosters, and (2) obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test or rapid antigen test prior to attending the Event.
Coming together has numerous benefits, not the least of which are solidifying and showing care for our community. By attending the Event, participants accept responsibility to act in the best interests of their health, the health of others who attend, and the communities to which they will return after the Event.
As such, participants will:
NHF reserves the right to update this safety policy should the District of Columbia COVID-19 community level change. When the community level is “high,” the CDC recommends that people wear masks for all indoor events. We ask that all attendees respect participants’ personal choices with respect to wearing a mask even if others do not wear one. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.
NHF will continue to monitor and update safety precautions for Events and coordinate with trusted national resources, state and local public health agencies, and venues. NHF reserves the right to modify these policies and procedures at any time.
Expected Behavior For All Attendees:
Other Expected Behaviors:
*NHF’s Infectious Disease Duty of Care is subject to change at any time. All changes will be updated on this page. This information was last updated December 5, 2022.
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