COVID-19 Safety & Attendance Information 2021

As we continue taking important steps to provide for the health and safety of our attendees, we ask that you review our COVID-19 information and policies below. By registering for I/ITSEC, you agree to adhere to the below policies to sustain a healthy and safe environment for our attendees. It’s important that we all respond responsibly and transparently to these health precautions. Any and all private health and personal data will be treated with confidentiality and sensitivity. 

Attendance Policies

Given the extraordinary nature of the current COVID-19 pandemic, in order to provide for the health and safety of all conference attendees and staff, and consistent with guidance provided by the CDC, NTSA will require the following Attendance Policy be adhered to when attending I/ITSEC.

All attendees must submit vaccination status via the registration portal.

  • This is an attestation only, you will not need to upload your card.

If an attendee chooses not to respond or is not fully vaccinated, the attendee must comply with the following protocols in order to attend I/ITSEC 2021:

  • Provide proof of negative COVID-19 test within three (3) days of arrival at I/ITSEC 2021.
    • NTSA will accept Rapid Antigen, Rapid or Regular PCR, and self-administered Abbott Laboratories BINAXNOW tests with results shown in the companion NAVICA app. Proof of antibodies will not be accepted.
  • Wear a mask regardless of level of community transmission and physically distance.

You are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Novavax, AstraZeneca-SK Bio) or 14 days after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). 
  • 14 days after you received two doses of any “mix-and-match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines administered at least 17 days apart.

If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT considered fully vaccinated. Please check before traveling (internationally) to the USA for any travel restrictions related to vaccine types.

Read more about accepted vaccinations here.

Mask Policy

Consistent to CDC guidelines, masks are optional in areas of moderate to low transmission for fully vaccinated individuals. Orlando and surrounding area transmission levels have decreased and masks will be optional at I/ITSEC 2021 for fully vaccinated attendees. If transmission levels should change, we will update attendance information via this page and through email communication to all registered attendees.

  • Learn more about CDC mask guidelines here (Your Guide to Masks | CDC).
  • Unvaccinated attendees must wear a mask regardless of transmission levels.

COVID-19 Safety Information

Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and spread mainly from person-to-person contact, the National Training & Simulation Association (NTSA) has adopted preventative measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus at its conferences and events in accordance with guidance published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for events and gatherings, in coordination with event host properties. NTSA will also comply with all applicable requirements imposed by the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. However, NTSA cannot guarantee that I/ITSEC conference attendees will not become infected with COVID-19. 

I/ITSEC attendees should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are asked to contact NTSA at NTSA_events@ndia.org if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days after participating at I/ITSEC.

Release and Assumption of Risk

Attendees at I/ITSEC will be required to confirm agreement with the following Release and Assumption of Risk:

I hereby release, waive and forever discharge any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature against the national training & simulation association and its affiliated partners and sponsors, including in each case, without limitation, their directors, officers, employees, and agents (“released parties”), either in law or in equity, to the fullest extent permissible by law, including but not limited to damages or losses caused by the negligence, fault or conduct of any kind on the part of  the released parties, including but not limited to death, bodily injury, illness, economic loss or out of pocket expenses, or loss or damage to property, which i, my heirs, assignees, next of kin and/or legally appointed or designated representatives, may have or which may hereinafter accrue on my behalf, which arise or may hereafter arise from my participation in the conference or event.

I acknowledge and understand the following:

  1. Participation at I/ITSEC includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases, including but not limited to COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist.
  2. I knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, even if arising from the negligence or fault of the Released Parties.
  3. I hereby knowingly assume the risk of injury, harm, and loss associated with I/ITSEC, including any injury, harm, or loss caused by the negligence, fault, or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties.

COVID-19 Safety & Attendance Information 2021