Creating a Healthy and Safe Conference
All participants at the in-person 2022 NCFR conference must provide proof of receiving a primary series of a COVID-19 vaccine and at least one booster, unless the primary series was completed within the past two months*.
NCFR will use a third-party vendor to collect proof of vaccination. Information about how to provide proof of vaccination will be sent to all attendees in early October.
NCFR recommends that all participants stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination including the latest boosters for their age group, in accordance with CDC guidelines. Check if you are up to date
NCFR will not allow unvaccinated individuals to attend the in-person conference, including those who are unvaccinated with proof of negative COVID-19 test results or with existing exemptions in other forms.
If you are traveling from outside the U.S. please see the CDC’s requirements of vaccination for air passengers.
Onsite at the Conference
Participants will be required to wear face masks in all conference-related event spaces. Masks may be removed at your own risk when speaking on stage or when eating and drinking. Masks must be high quality such as N95, KN95, KF94, or a 3-ply surgical mask.
NCFR will have a supply of masks available but suggests attendees come prepared with their own masks.
If you feel sick or have a fever, please reduce the risk of illness spreading by staying in your room. You can view livestream sessions and connect with others via NCFR Bridge in the conference app, included with your registration. It is recommended to test yourself for COVID-19 if you have cold or flu symptoms.
About COVID-19 Tests
Info on COVID-19 Testing
Find a testing location near you
You can order free self-test kits at COVIDtests.gov or purchase tests online, in pharmacies, and retail stores.
You can also visit FDA’s website to see a list of authorized tests.
If You Are Sick
You can view livestream sessions and connect with others via NCFR Bridge in the conference app, included with your registration. It is recommended to test yourself for COVID-19 if you have cold or flu symptoms.
If you test positive for COVID-19, the CDC recommends you stay home and isolate from others for at least 5 days. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not travel and avoid public transportation. Day 1 is the first full day after the day your symptoms started, regardless of when you tested positive. Read more
If You Were Exposed to COVID-19
If you believe you were exposed to COVID-19, the CDC recommends you wear a mask as soon as you find out. You can develop COVID-19 up to 10 days after you have been exposed. Day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure. If you develop symptoms, isolate and get tested. Get tested at least 5 full days after your last exposure, even if you don’t develop symptoms. Read more
NCFR is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of conference participants. NCFR will continue to monitor the latest U.S. and global recommendations for large gatherings and consult with local health officials to create a safe and healthy conference environment for all attendees.
As conditions change, please check the NCFR website for updates and more detailed health and safety protocols.
* A primary series of a COVID-19 vaccine is defined as a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna) or one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine primary series (Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine) and one booster. NCFR encourages everyone who is eligible to have the most recent bivalent booster but does not require it.