NTSA will no longer require proof of vaccination status or negative test result in order to attend a NTSA in-person meeting, conference, or event. Mask-wearing at NTSA meetings and events will be optional. NTSA expects attendees to take responsibility themselves for following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on measures to reduce infection from COVID-19 and to protect against severe complications. NTSA urges all members to follow the CDC’s recommendation that everyone over age 12 receive the updated bivalent vaccine as soon as they are eligible to do so (e.g., 2 months past their last shot). For more information, please review the guidelines at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html. Attendees who are not feeling well are asked to take an at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen test before traveling to a NTSA meeting and should not attend if they test positive or have symptoms of COVID-19. NTSA will not be requiring proof of these measures, however, but calls on the community to act responsibly and with consideration for the health and safety of others.
NTSA reserves the right to adjust these guidelines, as necessary.
Please check before traveling (internationally) to the USA for any travel restrictions related to vaccine types. Requirements for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.
Release and Assumption of Risk
Attendees at I/ITSEC will be required to confirm, acknowledge and understand the following:
1. Participation at I/ITSEC 2022 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.