Health and Safety Protocols

Updated: May 5, 2023

The health and safety of our guests and attendees is very important to the National Council on Independent Living. By attending the 2023 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 varied illness currently circulating, including COVID-19. NCIL continues to monitor 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.

Here are NCIL’s current health and safety protocols for 2023 Annual Conference on Independent Living. Please note, these may be adjusted as we get closer to the Conference dependent on the current public health environment.

Masks: NCIL will require masks to be worn at all Annual Conference related activities inside the Grand Hyatt Washington unless you request an exemption. For all outdoor activities, mask wearing will be optional. Project N95 has once again donated masks. 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 mandates, please reach out to [email protected].

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

COVID-19 Vaccine: We are not requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine to attend the NCIL Conference this year.

Accommodations: Accommodations may be requested on the registration form in the comments section or by emailing [email protected].

NCIL will have COVID-19 tests on site. Please feel free to ask for one if you or someone you know has been exposed or is experiencing symptoms.