Vaccine & Testing Requirements for NACA Events

As we continue to monitor the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in response to the continued rise in COVID-19 infections across the country, the Board of Directors has made the decision to implement additional safeguards for the health and safety of attendees, exhibitors, and performers at all upcoming in-person conference experiences. Specifically, all participants will be required to show proof of full vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 PCR test to gain entry to conference activities. This policy follows guidance and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as many businesses, organizations, entertainment venues, and college campuses. These protocols are for the protection of all NACA-sponsored event attendees, as well as their communities as we travel to and from in-person events.

  • "Full vaccination" means that either 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of an FDA- or WHO-authorized double-dose vaccines or that 14 days have passed since receiving the sole dose of a FDA- or WHO-authorized single-dose vaccines.
  • "Recent negative COVID-19 PCR test" means the test was administered no more than 72 hours prior to attending the conference.

In order to receive conference credentials, each individual participant will be required to show at the on-site registration desk:

  • Their physical vaccination card or test result record; OR,
  • An electronic photo or digital record of their vaccination card or negative test result; OR,
  • Official government certificate of their vaccination.

Participants who are unable or unwilling to provide the appropriate documentation will not be permitted to enter the event or participate in any of the conference activities or experiences. Please note, providing false information and/or failing to comply with NACA staff or designees' directives may result in disciplinary action, including but not limited to immediate removal from this and any future NACA-sponsored events and experiences without warning and/or refund.

We have prepared a few frequently asked questions (FAQs), but please don't hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions about our health and safety measures.

Masking Requirements (Updated) 
All attendees must wear a N95, KN95, or KF94 mask during NACA conferences. Cloth masks, neck gaiters, and bandanas are not permitted.

Additional health & safety measures (Updated)

  • An N95, KN95, or KF94 face masks must be worn at all times, except when seated for catered meal functions. 
  • Cloth masks, neck gaiters, and bandanas are not permitted. 
  • Food and beverage consumption is only allowed in designated spaces, when seated.   
  • Education session presenters will be required wear masks while presenting and use the provided microphones to assist with sound amplification.  
  • On-stage showcase performers may remove their masks during their scheduled performances, but they must wear a mask during any portion of their act that closely interacts with conference attendees. 
  • Physical distancing must be observed at all times.  
  • Masks meeting this new requirement will be made available on-site during events.  
  • Attendees that do not comply with the event regulations may be asked to leave the venue. 

We will continue to monitor ongoing federal, state, and local recommendations and reserve the right to alter plans as needed. In order to assist in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, we strongly encourage attendees who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 Booster do so in addition to being vaccinated.