The health and safety of all participants at NPMA’s 2022 National Education Seminar remains a top priority. In planning for the in-person 2022 NES, NPMA has been closely monitoring venue guidelines along with public health updates regarding COVID-19 from the City of Dallas, Texas Department of Public Health, and CDC. Our goal is to adhere to all local and national guidelines and support a safe and enjoyable environment. NPMA encourages attendees to follow CDC guidance referenced below out of consideration for fellow attendees and their families and communities. NPMA is unable to provide medical guidance or contact tracing. Please communicate directly with a health care provider about individual COVID-19 matters.

COVID-19 Vaccinations:

NPMA will not be requiring proof of vaccination to attend the NES. Vaccines are available, and have been for over a year now, which can prevent severe illness from COVID-19. NPMA encourages all attendees to review the vaccine recommendations of the CDC.

Masks and Face Coverings:

Following city, state, and CDC guidelines, masks and face coverings are optional at the NES. We welcome and encourage attendees to wear a mask if they choose. We ask that all attendees be respectful of individual masking choices.

COVID-19 Testing:

Showing proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to the NES will not be required. The NES is considered a large public event and visitors should expect that exposure to the virus is possible. NPMA encourages attendees to follow CDC guidelines for self-testing a few days before and after the NES.

COVID-19 Symptoms; Positive Test Results; “Close Contact” Status:

If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 before or during the NES, please follow CDC guidelines for self-testing and consult your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center about whether you should attend or continue to attend the NES. If you tested positive before or during the NES, please follow CDC guidance on isolating from others and do not attend the NES during the isolation period. If you learn before or during the NES that you are a “close contact” of someone who has COVID-19, please follow CDC guidance for close contacts.

Please note we may update any guidelines based on current conditions and mandates. Any updates will be shared here and sent to attendees.