Health & Safety
The health and safety of our attendees, presenters, exhibitors, staff, guests, vendors, and local residents is of utmost importance to DIA. Please read on for information regarding
DIA remains committed to the health and well-being of our attendees and is closely monitoring news and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). World Health Organization (WHO), and the event’s local health agency to monitor our Health and Safety Protocols and ensure we are hosting the safest events possible.
DIA recognizes that COVID-19 is an evolving situation and will work closely with each venue and our suppliers to implement specific health and safety protocols appropriate to the public health circumstances existing at the time of the applicable event.
Based on the current guidance, DIA’s current Health and Safety Protocol is as follows:
- DIA strongly encourages all participants to be fully vaccinated and complete a self-screening within 72-hours of arriving at the conference
- Masks are encouraged but not required
- DIA will follow Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center local health department guidelines
We are continuously evolving health and safety protocols to ensure the safety of attendees; updates will be posted on this page.
Based on current guidance from the North Bethesda MD, masks are not required. We recommend attendees wear a mask within the venue as you see fit, but it is not required.
As agreed during registration, if you are feeling sick or experiencing COVID-like symptoms prior to traveling to or while on-site at the meeting, you will stay home. If need you need assistance transferring your registration, please contact NAevents@DIAglobal.org This information can be found in the Event Safety Code of Conduct section of the Terms & Conditions found on the “Register” tab.
Testing: For your own peace of mind, we strongly recommend taking a COVID-19 test before you depart for the meeting and upon returning home. DIA will have a list of locations for testing, if needed. The responsibility for scheduling and paying for the test is on the individual.
Hotel Cleaning Policies: Please visit the “Hotel Information” tab for information regarding the hotel’s policy for clean meetings and rooms.
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