NCBJ Policy on COVID Vaccination or PCR Test for the In-Person Conference in Indianapolis

Thank you for registering for the NCBJ Annual Conference in Indianapolis. The NCBJ is committed to the health and safety of our member judges, our NCBJ staff and service providers, our affiliates and all those that attend our conference, as well as their families. The NCBJ Conference affiliate organizations are cooperating with the health and safety protocols outlined below and all attendees will be required to follow the same Vaccination/COVID-19 testing requirements of the NCBJ Conference.

In light of the August 30, 2021 reports by the CDC of 38% to 61% vaccination rate across the United States and the continuing positivity of the COVID-19 Delta variant, for the health and safety of all in-person attendees, guests, NCBJ and vendor staff, NCBJ Executive Committee has decided to require that each registrant provide proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR test dated within the 4 days of arrival at the Indianapolis October 2021 conference.

In compliance with CDC recommendations, masks will be required indoors for all participants. In accordance with federal requirements, masks are required on bus transportation. The JW Marriott follows the Marriott Commitment to Clean policies of enhanced cleaning and disinfection, reduced contact throughout the hotel, modified catering practices and masks for hotel staff.

Masks are not required when eating or drinking indoors and are optional at the outdoor portion of functions.

Complimentary disposable paper masks will be available, and you are encouraged to bring your own. Masks are included in registration bag safety kits. NCBJ is following 3-ft social distancing furniture arrangement. Fist and elbow bumps are preferred. We’ll look forward to handshakes and hugs returning in Orlando ‘22.

Each morning, please complete your three-question personal wellness survey email before joining conference activities. If you feel unwell, isolate in your guest room or stay home and only participate in the conference virtually. Every registered NCBJ Conference attendee will receive a NCBJ KEY and access to the virtual platform. Marriott Bonvoy provides free guest room internet; Bonvoy registration is free.

Your CDC vaccination record card “picture” is required, and should be submitted via upload to NCBJ beginning September 3rd. Cards are reviewed for registrant name match and document correctness, but are not shared or retained long term. PCR negative test result document “picture” may only be uploaded October 1 – 8, 2021 with the negative report being due 1 day in advance of your badge pick up date. PCR antibody tests are the only accepted test results.

NCBJ thanks you in advance for following these very important protocols that will help to ensure the health of everyone at the conference.