The health and safety of I/ITSEC attendees, exhibitors, and volunteers is NTSA’s number-one mission. 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?
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.
Will I/ITSEC require attendees and exhibitors to wear masks?
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.
Will I/ITSEC provide onsite COVID-19 testing?
- Onsite testing is not required but if needed upon arrival in Orlando, COVID-19 Testing Facilities are available.
Will there be pre-screening methods to determine the health of attendees before they enter the OCCC?
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.
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 to 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