Important COVID-19 Requirements for BECC 2022
We look forward to seeing you at the Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) conference, November 13-16, in Washington, DC. The BECC conference organizers consider the health and well-being of all participants as our top priority. The information below is provided to help you plan a successful and enjoyable conference experience.
The BECC conference requires that all participants, vendors, and staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in the event.
Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. The CDC recommends that people get fully vaccinated and boosted. Per the CDC, vaccines are safe and highly effective at protecting people from severe COVID-19. Getting fully vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you. The CDC still recommends prevention measures for unvaccinated people. For more information see www.cdc.gov.
Safety guidelines are subject to change at any time based on federal, state, and local regulations. We ask that in-person attendees follow all safety instructions provided by the BECC staff at all times, and that you do not attend any in-person event if you are feeling unwell or showing any symptoms of illness. On a voluntary basis, please consider downloading the DC COVID Alert Notice app, https://coronavirus.dc.gov/dccan.
Prior to arriving at the conference, all attendees, vendors, and staff are required to:
- Complete an attestation as to your vaccination status; participants must be fully vaccinated to attend the conference AND
- Commit to taking a COVID test within 48 hours of arrival; if results are positive, affirm that you will NOT attend the conference
What to expect while at the BECC conference
While in general sessions and concurrent sessions, masks are required. For all other conference activities, masks are strongly recommended, but not required. We ask that you respect the choices of your fellow attendees. Currently, neither the Capital Hilton nor the District of Columbia has mask or vaccination requirements. We recommend that you wash or sanitize your hands frequently and practice social distancing according to your own comfort level.
Prior to traveling to the conference, if you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, we ask that you stay at home and seek medical care if you feel it is needed.
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
While in attendance, if you begin to experience these symptoms, please isolate yourself in your hotel room and our team can direct you to testing or treatment resources.
- Click here for more information about Washington, DC’s COVID-19 guidance.
- Click here for more information about the Capital Hilton’s health and safety practices
- Click here for the latest COVID-19 guidance from the CDC
- Click here for Washington, DC’s latest updates on monkeypox