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Covid Policies

Your health and safety are MedStar Health, Inc.’s top priority, and we are taking the necessary precautions to make ensure this year’s events are safe as we continue to face the challenges of COVID-19.

Breast Cancer Coordinated Care (BC3) is committed to providing a welcoming and safe learning environment while cautiously planning for a live conference. We will continue to monitor federal, state and local recommendations and will update these protocols and measures as appropriate.

We reserve the right to modify these policies and procedures at any time given the rapidly changing nature of the current global pandemic.

General safety and wellness measures include but are not limited to:

  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout public areas
  • Cleaning between sessions
  • Signage posted with reminders for physical distancing and hand washing

COVID-19 vaccination is required for attendance. In cases where an attendee or exhibitor has a valid medical or religious exemption, a negative PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival to the convention center will be required.

Please check back for updates on how to input your COVID vaccination or exemption status prior to the conference.

Indoor Mask Requirement

Masks are required indoors through at least Jan. 31, 2022.

All people, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask indoors in public settings.

Proof of Vaccination

Starting on Jan. 15, 2022, proof of vaccination is required at indoor gathering locations in DC:

  • Indoor food and drink establishments (restaurants, coffee shops, food halls, nightclubs)
  • Indoor cultural and entertainment establishments (concert venues, live entertainment and sporting venues, movie theaters, bowling alleys)
  • Indoor event and meeting venues, including the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • Museums, places of worship and grocery stores currently do not fall under the requirement.
  • Patrons ages 12+ must provide proof of one dose by Jan. 15, 2022 and full vaccination by Feb. 15, 2022. Additional detailed guidance will be available prior to Jan. 15.
  • Note: theater venues and some restaurants and bars already require proof of vaccination to enter. Visitors are encouraged to check with individual establishments about COVID-19 protocols.

DC Travel & Testing Requirements

  • Fully Vaccinated Visitors (or visitors who tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous 90 days) may: 
  • Travel to DC from domestic locations without quarantining unless showing symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • If traveling from an international location, visitors must show a negative test before boarding a flight to the U.S. and get tested 3-5 days following travel. 
  • To know: fully vaccinated is defined as 14 days after the second dose of a 2-dose series, or after one dose of a single-dose vaccine. There are additional travel guidelines for DC residents from DC Health.

Unvaccinated Visitors

  • You don’t need a COVID-19 test if:
  • Traveling from Maryland and Virginia or if you’re in DC less than 24 hours
  • COVID-19 testing & quarantining requirements for non-essential travel:
  • Get a COVID-19 test 1-3 days before visiting DC; find a testing site near you
  • If a traveler tests positive while in DC, they must complete their isolation before traveling home, and susceptible close contacts must complete a 10-day quarantine

Essential Travel: 

  • A test is required if essential travelers have more than 1 week of notice; limit activities in DC
  • To know:  Private institutions and local government officials may ask for proof of a negative test. 

International Travel

Starting Nov. 8, 2021 vaccinated international travelers were welcomed back to the U.S. Learn more about international travel guidance.

Venue

As part of our Connect with Confidence initiatives, Marriott strongly encourages our associates to be vaccinated for COVID 19.  Through Marriott’s Vaccination Care Program, a financial award is provided to US hotel associates at managed properties who get vaccinated.  However, vaccination is not mandatory and information on vaccination status is shared by our associates on a voluntary basis.

For more information about to expect at the JW Marriott please visit https://whattoexpect.marriott.com/wasjw

COVID-19 Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Compliance Commitment
I am aware of the inherent risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus involved in attending the in-person Breast Cancer Coordinated Care (BC3) conference and that COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that can lead to sever illness and death. I voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 when attending MedStar Health, Inc. related conferences and waive liability against MedStar Health, Inc., it’s associates, directors, contractors and staff for any loss, damages, or suffering relating to exposure to COVID-19.

Daily Self Health Screening

BC3 recommends that all participants screen themselves daily for symptoms. Symptoms may appear 2 – 14 days after exposure to the virus. The following symptoms are outlined on the CDC Website indicating an individual may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Individuals who have these symptoms and are unwell should not attend the BC3 Conference. Additionally, if the person is onsite, affected individuals should notify event organizers to allow for additional communication to participants.

Additional Resources

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you to Breast Cancer Coordinated Care (BC3) conference in February. We have a stellar line up of speakers and agenda topics to advance your education, and exhibitors to showcase their latest products.