The health and safety of I/ITSEC attendees, exhibitors, and volunteers is NTSA’s number-one mission. We are working closely with all of our partners at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), our host hotels, and conference vendors to ensure we present an event that meets all recommended health and safety requirements for our attendees, exhibitors, and team. I/ITSEC will follow the latest guidance and recommendations for large groups and meetings from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, the OCCC Operational Procedures & Guidelines adhere to those same guidelines and includes the implementation of physical distancing measures, strict sanitization and cleaning protocols, and hand sanitizing stations.
What are travel guidelines in the USA for attending I/ITSEC?
Each state has specific guidelines in place for travel, please review your states guidelines or those states you plan to travel through for your arrival to I/ITSEC. To help with your travel planning, NTSA has collected sites we think will be helpful. Please review the following links for your specific plan for arrival/departure into and around Orlando. We will continue to update this list as we receive new information.
- Orlando Airports Guidelines on COVID-19
- IATA Travel Regulations Map
- State Department COVID-19 Travel Information
- Florida Dept of Health on COVID-19
- CDC Guidance
- WHO Guidance
- Orlando COVID-19 Testing Facilities
What are the DoD response/guidelines for COVID-19?
Please review the following sites for information and resources on COVID-19 related subjects for members of the DoD community.
- Coronavirus: DoD Response
- HPCON Status Updates – Orlando is now in HPCON B
- Safer Federal Workforce
- Travel for Federal Employees
NSA Orlando has now achieved HPCON B status, this means that the reported cases have dropped substantially over the past few weeks and positivity rate is under 5%. In regards to Orange County and surrounding areas, the current 7-day moving average of daily new cases has decreased 22.59% compared with the previous 7-days, and vaccinations are over 72% and climbing. Government will be allowed to attend I/ITSEC under certain guidelines now that HPCON B has been achieved.
I/ITSEC is an NTSA hosted event, and as such does not require agency approval to hold the event. We will follow meeting related guidelines detailed in the COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Agency Model Safety Principles; issued 9/13. You may review this document on the front page of Safer Federal Workforce and meeting guidelines on page 5.
What are some best practices that I/ITSEC will develop and implement onsite in Orlando?
These measures are just a sampling of what we plan for I/ITSEC, we will continue to assess and evaluate the latest solutions in the coming months. We will continue to work with our venues in Orlando and as we update our plans, we will share them with you.
Will I/ITSEC require attendees and exhibitors to wear masks?
Please refer to the Attendance and Mask Policies on the COVID-19 Safety & Attendance Information page.
Will I/ITSEC provide hand sanitizer and hand washing stations?
The OCCC will provide environmentally friendly hand sanitizer dispensers, including touchless units when possible, in key contact areas such as entrances, stairs, elevators, escalator landings, etc. In addition, there are 728 restroom sinks in the North/South building, and each is equipped with germicidal antibacterial soap. I/ITSEC will also work with the OCCC to ensure there are adequate stations for all I/ITSEC events.
How many hand sanitizing stations will be set up?
At this time there will be a minimum of 70 hand sanitizer stations in the North/South building. Individual hand sanitizers will also be available at registration.
Will I/ITSEC provide onsite COVID-19 testing?
- If needed upon arrival in Orlando, COVID-19 Testing Facilities are available.
- NTSA will be offering onsite COVID-19 testing for our attendees at the Orange County Convention Center. For more details and instructions on how to schedule an appointment click here.
Will there be pre-screening methods to determine the health of attendees before they enter the OCCC?
We are working closely with the OCCC, our host hotels, and conference vendors to ensure we follow the latest guidance and recommendations for large groups and meetings from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, the OCCC Operational Procedures & Guidelines adhere to those same guidelines. NTSA will inform participants prior to I/ITSEC if temperature pre-screening is required to attend the show.
Is there a permanent first aid station at the OCCC? How often/when is it staffed? Is the staff trained to recognize, treat, and process COVID-19 cases?
I/ITSEC arranges first aid stations and personnel through a local provider. These stations are staffed from the moment I/ITSEC begins the move in process to the OCCC until the final person moves out. The EMTs and staff are ready to recognize and respond for COVID-19, as well as other critical health symptoms and illnesses. Additional information as it is updated about first aid procedures will be provided prior to I/ITSEC.
What is the closest medical facility to the OCCC?
Dr. P. Phillips Hospital is less than 4 miles from the OCCC.
9400 Turkey Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32819
For additional information on COVID-19 please visit https://www.ndia.org/meetings-and-events/coronavirus