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Safety & Protocol

The DPS Partners are committed to producing and delivering exceptional learning and networking opportunities, while continuing to prioritize the health and safety of our attendees, staff, and vendors. With guidance from the city and state guidelines and based on current health trends and continuing improvement of public health and vaccination rates, the 2022 Disability Policy Seminar will be held in person in Washington, DC at the Renaissance Washington DC hotel.

Your health and safety are important to us. The Disability Policy Seminar partners are actively monitoring the guidelines for health and safety measures from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the District of Columbia. We will comply with all mandated federal and District of Columbia public health guidelines, as well as the Renaissance Washington DC hotel’s safety precautions—including requirements related to masking and social distancing during the event. These requirements are subject to change at any time.

Attendance in person is limited to people who have been fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC). In-person attendees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination. A virtual option is available to those who are not vaccinated or are unable to travel to Washington, DC.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Health and Safety at the Event

Help us keep each other safe and healthy to enjoy a successful Disability Policy Seminar.

Attendees must follow all posted instructions while attending the 2022 Disability Policy Seminar. Any attendee not adhering to these instructions will not be granted access to the event and/or will be asked to leave.

Face Masks/Coverings

  • All attendees are required to wear masks.
  • Unvaccinated persons will not be permitted.

Vaccination Cards

  • Proof of receiving two vaccinations will be required.

By registering for 2022 Disability Policy Seminar in person, you are agreeing to abide by the all health and safety measures, assume any risks related to the exposure of COVID-19, and are not experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including the following.

This list does not include all possible symptoms. The DPS Partners will continue to monitor the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the District of Columbia requirements and will update the following list as necessary.

Most common symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of taste or smell

Less common symptoms:

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Aches and pains
  • Diarrhea
  • A rash on skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes
  • Red or irritated eyes

Serious symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Loss of speech or mobility, or confusion
  • Chest pain.

Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms.

People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home.

On average it takes 5 – 6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show; however, it can take up to 14 days.

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