Duty of Care for All NCCE 2022 Participants

NCCE is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all NCCE 2022 participants. Our decisions and preventive measures will be guided by the requirements and recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and federal, state and local health authorities. We are working with the Washington State Convention Center on implementing preventative measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus at NCCE 2022.

The responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment (Duty of Care) is shared among the event organizer, venues and every participant. All NCCE 2022 participants are expected to adhere to and abide by the safety precautions NCCE is implementing to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

Who do the mandates and health orders apply to?
• Everyone must wear a mask at the Center, per State requirements. This is inclusive of public,
Center staff, event staff, attendees, exhibitors, labor, and service partners.
• All event participants must comply with the County’s health verification process by providing
proof of vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test result. This includes attendees and
exhibitor/booth staff during active event hours.
• Event staff, volunteers, service partners, Center staff, and similar employees are not currently
required to verify health status during active event hours. This may change once the U.S.
OSHA health order comes into effect.

Does the Center require health verification for planning meetings, site visits, etc.
Yes. The Center requires verification of health status to enter event areas for site inspections,
planning meetings, and similar activities. Show management is responsible for the health
verification of their meeting guests. Masks are required for all meeting participants.

Conference attendees should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are asked to contact NCCE at ncce@ncce.org if they experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 10 days after NCCE 2022. Should any positive cases be reported within the 10 day time-frame, NCCE will communicate this information to all registered participants. Any private health or personal data received by NCCE will be treated as confidential.

Please note that by checking the box during the online registration process, you agree to adhere to the precautions and policies above and understand that you are knowingly and freely assuming all risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, by attending this event. You understand that refusal to adhere to these policies and abide by these precautions may result in immediate removal from the event and cancellation of the registration, without receiving a refund.

*All NCCE policies are subject to change. Should changes be made, a notification will be sent to all registered attendees.

NCCE is working closely with the Washington State Convention Center, Washington State, and other show partners on multiple health and safety measures. Detailed health and safety plans will be communicated closer to the show.

Current FAQ from the Washington State Convention Center: https://wscc.com/sites/default/files/2021-10/WSCC%20COVID-19%20Health%20Order%20FAQs%2010.27.21.pdf

Meet Safely at the Center: https://wscc.com/safetyfirst

Find Discover Washington’s COVID-19 Travel resources here: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/Travel

Before Leaving Home

  • NCCE is following WSCC and State guidelines, and will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result within 72 hours of entry to the convention center for all participants!
  • All participants will be required to register with a Health Check platform, to provide ‘COVID-19 vaccine validation’ details and for onsite health screening. Instructions and links for the platform will be provided a few weeks prior to the event via email.
    • What vaccine types are acceptable?Fully vaccinated is defined as an individual who has received all the required doses of an FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine (two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) or a WHO-authorized COVID-19 vaccine series, and 14 days have passed since the final dose.
  • Participants will be required to submit a vaccine record upload that shows your FINAL dose was received BEFORE January 18, 2022 will be required. Follow relevant guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) or your local health authority.
  • Adhere to government issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the region you will be travelling to and the region you are travelling from.
  • Evaluate your own health and that of people you are in close contact with.

On-site During the Event

  • Agree to complete the screening as required by NCCE.
  • Agree to wear a mask or facial covering, which will be required for all areas of the Washington State Convention Center, breakout rooms, and expo hall.
  • Follow CDC, WHO, and guidance from the State of Washington for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including:
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Adhere to social distance protocols put in place by NCCE and respect others’ personal space.
  • Attendees may be subject to on-site COVID-19 rapid testing. Details on this will be shared closer to the event date.
  • Go to the event First Aid office (or equivalent) at any time, if you feel unwell or are experiencing flu-like symptoms.