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NPTC 2021 Health & Safety Protocols

NPTC is fully committed to holding the meeting as a “live” and in-person event with no option to participate virtually. We are working closely with our partners to provide a meeting and exhibition environment incorporating the latest safety, health and sanitization protection protocols to ensure the well-being of Annual Conference attendees.

UPDATE 6/7/21: NPTC will now NOT require attendees to wear a mask if they have been vaccinated; however, attendees who have not been vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear masks. This policy is consistent with the most recently revised regulations of the State of Ohio and updated safety hygiene protocols set by our Cincinnati hotel and convention center partners.

UPDATE 5/17/21:  State of Ohio lifting all requirements for masks, social distancing and large gatherings, effective June 2, 2021. Click here for State Order lifting all restrictions. NPTC, out of an abundance of caution, will require attendees wear masks during all event activities.


NPTC will NOT require attendees to wear a mask if they have been vaccinated.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

  • Face coverings required for guests and staff
  • Hilton’s CleanStay program employs rigorous protocols and disinfection of guest rooms, amenities, dining and public areas and contactless arrival. View a video of the program here.
  • Hilton’s EventReady with CleanStay program expands on the elevated sanitation standards of the Hilton CleanStay program, addressing every touch point of the meeting experience including social distancing.

Duke Energy Convention Center

  • Face coverings required for guests and staff
  • Sanitization Breaks between workshops-Use Electrostatic Sprayers to spray PathoCide onto frequently touched surfaces (chairs, handrails, etc.)
  • Hand Sanitizing Stations throughout the space
  • MERV 13 or Higher Filtration System throughout the building
  • GBAC STAR Certified Facility:
  • DECC and Spectra Venue Management: Together Again Plan

NPTC Programming

  • Exhibit Hall: 10-foot aisles will be marked with one-way foot-traffic for all attendees. Registration desk outside of exhibit hall will feature plexi-glass security screens for safety as well as 6-foot distancing signage when standing in lines.
  • Workshops: Attendee seating areas will be organized so that social distancing protocols are met.
  • Meals at the Hilton will be served by catering staff rather than in a buffet setting.
  • Additional flex-time will be built into the schedule to lessen crowding in elevators and common areas.
  • Attendance in general sessions, workshops and social functions will be closely monitored to ensure social distancing protocols are followed.
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