Health & Safety

NATA 2022 is getting closer! We are excited to gather in person this summer, and certainly look forward to facilitating long awaited reunions and the establishment of new and lasting professional relationships.

The health and safety of everyone who attends remains our top priority. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) announced on Friday, April 22, 2022, that the wearing of masks in indoor public spaces, though strongly encouraged, is no longer required in the City of Philadelphia.

NATA will continue to align health and safety protocols for convention with the city of Philadelphia. Therefore, in keeping with the current guidelines, all visitors to the Pennsylvania Convention Center will not be required to wear a mask while on-site, and furthermore, are not required to be vaccinated or to provide a negative COVID-19 test.

Please note, this could change.

NATA will continue to adjust our COVID-related protocols up to and during the convention as needed.

We recognize the unpredictable changes in COVID-19 health and safety protocols may be unsettling for some.   

NATA will continue to monitor the situation and keep you abreast of any changes to the in-person convention COVID-19 protocols.

 

Thank you,

Kathy Dieringer, EdD, LAT, ATC, NATA President & David Saddler, NATA Executive Director

Current COVID-19 Policies for NATA 2022 in Philadelphia (subject to change):

As of Friday, April 22, 2022, Philadelphia’s COVID-19 response states that while masks are strongly encouraged in indoor public spaces, they are not mandatory.  In addition, vaccines or a negative COVID-19 test are NOT required.

All visitors to the Pennsylvania Convention Center will not be required to wear masks while on-site and are not required to be vaccinated or to provide a negative COVID-19 test.

Please note, this could change.

In light of fluctuating COVID restrictions, convention attendees may change their in-person registration to on-demand at any time before October 31*, or their on-demand registration to in-person at any time before June 27. 

For your comfort, cancellation refunds will also be available until June 27. Cancellation/refund requests must be sent in writing to the NATA office (membership@nata.org if by email), and refunds are credited back to the original payer via the method they were received.**

*In-person attendance voids changing registration to an on-demand status
** Illness or death in the immediate family are mitigating circumstances considered for refunds, if written request is received no later than 10 days after the last day of convention

No exceptions or exemptions permitted.  Any individual that does not meet these requirements will not be permitted to enter NATA 2022 event space.  Failure to adhere to health and safety measures onsite may result in removal from the event.

NATA will continue to monitor public health circumstances leading up to the time of the convention.  In the absence of change and/or significant improvement, this is our path forward. 

Be sure to monitor this page for additional updates.

NATA 2022 On-Demand

For those unable to attend in-person, NATA 2022 On-Demand delivers a limited convention experience at a time and place convenient for you. 

Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC)

The Pennsylvania Convention Center achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) START accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery.  Recognized as the gold standard of safe venues, the PCC is one of the largest venues in the northeast to receive the GBAC STARTM accreditation.