Health and Safety

Updated May 16, 2022

We are requiring that all in-person attendees, speakers, and staff provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative PCR/antigen test taken within 72 hours (self-tests are not acceptable). There are no exceptions to this policy. You may upload this proof here or present it onsite at check-in.

We look forward to safely welcoming you to the 2022 Climate Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., May 24-26, 2022

The health and safety of all attendees and staff are a top priority as we reconvene in person. We will be following all federal and local public health regulations, with additional precautions that include proof of vaccination, recommended masking, and social distancing throughout the event. We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available. Check back for updates.

Rules at a Glance

Required

  • Proof of vaccination or negative test result (see full Policy and Guidelines, below) 
  • Stay home/attend virtually in case of symptoms and/or positive test (see full Policy and Guidelines, below)

Recommended:

  • Masking
  • Social distancing

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

Our conference venue has implemented protocols and elevated practices to maintain high standards of cleanliness and health protocols. The Ritz-Carlton website explains what to expect when staying at the Pentagon City Hotel.

Local Public Health Guidelines

Arlington County, Virginia encourages wearing face masks in indoor public settings. Individual businesses may also require the wearing of face coverings inside their establishments. All public health mandates are subject to change and will be adjusted based on the current state of the pandemic.

CLC 2022 COVID-19 Policy and Guidelines

As noted above, we are requiring that all in-person attendees, speakers, and staff provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative PCR/antigen test taken within 72 hours (self-tests are not acceptable). There are no exceptions to this policy. You may upload this proof here or present it onsite at check-in.

Regardless of your vaccination status, do not attend the conference in-person if you are experiencing any symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, etc.) of COVID-19 and/or have received a positive COVID-19 test within the last 5-10 days. In the event of a positive test please see and observe official CDC guidance on quarantine timelines here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html 

If you are unable to provide proof of vaccination or negative test result, or if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and/or have received a positive test result within 5-10 days, we invite you to join the virtual conference in lieu of the in-person experience. You may convert to a virtual-only participation or transfer your ticket to a colleague. Both options must be done in writing to: registrations@climateleadershipconference.org

During the conference, we are recommending that everyone in attendance wear a mask—surgical grade or N95 is preferred—except while actively eating, drinking, or presenting.

FAQs:

What can I expect at CLC 2022?

We are excited to reconnect at the 2022 Climate Leadership Conference and are prepared to conduct a hybrid in-person/virtual event that prioritizes your health and safety through a range of measures to maintain a healthy, hygienic, and enjoyable experience for everyone. 

The conference will operate according to prevailing U.S. federal and local health authority regulations as well as venue-specific requirements. We are also implementing additional precautions for conference events, including: 

  • Proof of vaccination or an approved negative COVID-19 test prior to entry
  • Recommending masks be worn over the nose and mouth in conference halls, especially where physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • Encouraging physical distancing in conference rooms

We recognize that all public health guidance is subject to change and we thank you in advance for your understanding.

What if I become COVID-symptomatic or test positive in the week prior to the conference?

Those who experience symptoms, are exposed to, or test positive for COVID are asked to stay home and join us virtually instead. Please see full CDC guidance here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html 

You may convert to a virtual-only participation or transfer your ticket to a colleague. Both options must be done in writing to: registrations@climateleadershipconference.org

Will face masks be required?

We are recommending that everyone wear a well-fitting face mask while attending onsite conference events. 

Disposable masks will be provided if needed.

Can you guarantee my safety at CLC 2022?

While no gathering space can ever be 100% safe, we feel we are taking proper precautions to maximize our ability to connect, learn, and do business safely in person. Through measures such as requiring proof of vaccination and/or testing, recommending face masks, enhancing cleaning and disinfection, and distancing and crowd management, CLC and our event production partners will strive to meet the highest standards of health, hygiene, and cleanliness to preserve everyone’s wellbeing.