Pandemic Protocol

Updated: April 21, 2022

The safety of our guests and attendees is very important to the National Council on Independent Living. By attending the 2022 Annual Conference on Independent Living, you agree to abide by and engage in certain health and safety protocols while attending the conference sessions. 

Proactive measures must be taken in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. NCIL continues to monitor the situation through updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Washington D.C. Department of Public Health. NCIL will follow applicable federal, state, and local laws, adapting our plans and sharing updates with our attendees along with Care & Cleanliness Commitment & guidelines from the Grand Hyatt Washington. NCIL continues to urge people to take health precautions. 

Here are NCIL’s current health and safety protocols for 2022 Annual Conference on Independent Living:

Masks: NCIL will require masks to be worn at all Annual Conference related activities inside the Grand Hyatt Washington unless you request an exemption. Project N95 will donate five masks per registered onsite participant. Please plan to bring your own personal mask, and we will have N95s, KF94s, and KN95s available with instructions on how to use them and how to reuse them. If you have any questions regarding the new mandate or the mask mandate, please reach out to jenny@ncil.org.

Social distancing: Social distancing will be practiced at all Annual Conference activities.

COVID-19 Vaccine mandate: Onsite participants must have the primary series of the vaccine. In order to participate in Conference events, you will need to either:

  • Submit a photo of your vaccine card to jenny@ncil.org
  • Bring your vaccine card or a photo of it to the Conference Registration table
  • Receive an exemption for the vaccine mandate by emailing jenny@ncil.org
  • Show a copy at Registration of a negative PCR test that was done within 72 hours of your attendance at the Conference

Accommodations: Accommodations may be requested on the registration form or by emailing angela@ncil.org.

NCIL will be monitoring current guidelines and recommendations as the Conference comes closer.

Before you leave home, NCIL encourages attendees to:

  • Test yourself for COVID-19.
  • Ensure you have proof of vaccination documentation.

Registration for the 2022 Annual Conference on Independent Living constitutes acceptance of all policies, including NCIL’s Pandemic Protocol.