2022 Summit COVID-19 Protocols

We are very excited to return to an in-person Summit this year. We take your safety and health very seriously and as such all attendees (including speakers and staff) at the 2022 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit will be required to comply with the following, according to DOE reentry protocols:

  • All attendees must complete this Certification of Vaccination form and present it at a COVID Checkpoint before receiving their badge at Registration; an authorized Summit representative will be at each COVID Checkpoint to verify it has been filled out and signed. 
    • If an attendee marks that they are unvaccinated, not fully vaccinated, or declines to respond, they are required to:
      • Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test from within the last 72 hours (3 days) -- note that this cannot be an at-home test, it must be administered by an authorized third party;
      • Wear a mask; and
      • Socially distance from other attendees.
  • Once an attendee clears a COVID Checkpoint, they will proceed to Registration to check in and receive their badge and other Summit materials. 
  • Attendees must keep their Certification of Vaccination form on them while at the Summit.
  • We will use COVID preference stickers at the Summit for attendees to designate their own level of comfort with in-person interaction during the event.
  • Please be sure to check this page for the latest guidance. 

As of May 5, Arlington County, Virginia’s COVID-19 Community Level is classified as MEDIUM by the CDC.

The COVID-19 Safety Protocols apply to all in-person events hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. Rules and regulations can change dependent upon any changes to Federal, DOE, and/or local requirements at the time of the event. If you have any questions, please contact us.


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