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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.

Face coverings are required in all common areas and during all scheduled functions of NPTC 2021.

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: https://gbac.issa.com/gbac-star-facility-accreditation/
  • 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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