Health & Safety Guidelines

As we prepare for NARTS Conference 2022 in Charlotte, NC, we are committed to providing a safe experience for all participants. Following is a summary of our current health & safety protocols:

Vaccination Policy:
At this time, we are not requiring vaccination certification or negative COVID-19 tests for participants (including exhibitors, guests and NARTS staff). We will continue to monitor requirements of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State/County/City of the hotel.

Test Before You Leave Home:
For your own peace of mind, NARTS suggests that participants test at home before initiating travel to Conference in Charlotte.

Masks:
UPDATE: Mackelenburg County, NC officially ended their mandatory indoor mask mandate on 2/26/22. The Westin Charlotte has also ended their mask mandate. Masks are NOT required for Conference events, however, we encourage you to do what you are most comfortable with.

See Update Above - As per the current policies of Macklenburg County, NC and The Westin Charlotte:  All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a face mask—covering both mouth and nose—at all indoor Conference functions, in hotel public space and on Resale Shop Tour buses. Masks may be removed while eating or drinking. Masks are not required for outdoor networking opportunities, however, we encourage you to do what you are most comfortable with in this case. Masks will be provided to those without.

Doing Your Part:
We ask all participants to follow the event Health & Safety Guidelines in effect at the time of the Conference.  If you feel ill or are experiencing COVID like symptoms, prior to traveling to or while onsite in Charlotte, you agree to reconsider your participation at Conference.

Updates:
We will continue to monitor these guidelines and adjust our approach as needed to ensure you are comfortable and we meet safely.  Updates to the Health & Safety Guidelines will be posted on this webpage and shared with registered attendees.

If you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to us at: meetings@narts.org

Additional Information:

The Westin Charlotte - "Commitment to Clean" Standards

CDC - FAQs about COVID-19 Vaccination