OCTOBER 18-20, 2021



Beginning Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 5:00 PM, all residents and visitors over the age of five will be required to wear masks in all indoor public venues and businesses in Prince George's County, even if they are fully vaccinated. This includes, but is not limited to, restaurants, retail stores, entertainment venues, conference centers, and office settings. Similar to previous mask mandates, some exceptions apply, such as when an individual is actively eating or drinking or individuals who have a bona fide disability that prevents them from wearing a mask.

COVID Statement and Duty of Care

TechConnect is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all 2021 TechConnect Fall Meeting participants. We are working with the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center on implementing preventive measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our decisions and preventive measures will be guided by the requirements and recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and federal, state, and local health authorities.

Preventive measures are evolving and will be posted closer to the meeting date. We know that mandates will almost certainly change again by the time we convene in October. Our team is evaluating a variety of protocols to enhance our guidelines. These may include, among others:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test (note: please monitor the CDC order requiring negative test results for travelers arriving in the United States)
  • Enhanced sanitization of meeting and exhibit spaces
  • Masking and social distancing
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the meeting and exhibit spaces

Please monitor TechConnect email communications and check this web page for details on preventive measures being implemented prior to traveling to the 2021 TechConnect Fall Conference.

The responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment (Duty of Care) is shared by every participant. All 2021 TechConnect Fall Meeting participants are expected to adhere to and abide by health and safety precautions implemented for the meeting as well as other government and facility regulations. As part of your Duty of Care responsibilities, you should NOT attend the 2021 TechConnect Fall Meeting in person if you:

  • are not fully vaccinated (two weeks after the last required shot per CDC guidance)
  • are experiencing, or within the 10 days prior, have experienced signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • believe that you may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.
  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by the health care team responsible for your treatment.

Please note that by checking the Wellbeing Policies box during the registration process, you agree to adhere to the precautions and policies contained herein and acknowledge and understand that you are knowingly and freely assuming all risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, by attending this event. You understand that refusal to adhere to these policies and abide by these precautions may result in immediate removal from the event and cancellation of the registration, without receiving a refund.

*All TechConnect policies, including those contained herein, are subject to change. Should changes be made, a notification will be sent to all registered attendees.

TechConnect Meeting and Event Wellbeing Code of Conduct and Liability Waiver

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