The highest priority at NAES Biennial Conference 2022 is providing a safe learning environment for attendees. As best practices surrounding the pandemic continue to evolve, NAES may adjust these policies to reflect CDC guidelines, state, local, or federal mandates, or any other policies required by the conference venue.

As of Monday, January 3, 2022, attendees should be advised of the following information.

Vaccine Requirement

All attendees of NAES Biennial Conference 2022 will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second shot in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-shot vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Administration of an additional primary dose or a booster dose is not required to be considered fully vaccinated for public health purposes as of Monday, January 3, 2022.

You are not fully vaccinated if:

  • It has been less than 2 weeks since your single-dose shot
  • It has been less than 2 weeks since your second shot of a two-dose vaccine
  • You haven’t received your second dose of a two-dose vaccine


Other Guidelines

  • Conference attendees will not be required to wear face masks during the conference, but masking is strongly encouraged.
  • Attendees are strongly encouraged to obtain a negative PCR test result prior to attending the conference.
  • If you feel sick, or have been exposed to COVID-19, you should not attend the conference. If you are unable to attend the conference due to COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure, please contact NAES.
  • Hand sanitizing stations and additional face masks will be available during the conference.

All of the above policies are subject to change, as per CDC guidelines or state, local, or federal mandates.