Health and Safety

Our Commitment to Your Health & Well-Being

We are so excited to be able to offer you the experience of a safe, in-person NHLA Annual Convention.  NHLA will be following COVID-19 safety guidelines in accordance with the CDC, Palm Beach County, the State of Florida, and Federal Mandates.

It is important to note, that there are three primary partners servicing the 2021 NHLA Annual Convention. The Palm Beach County Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and the West Palm Beach Marriott.  We will be working closely with our partner facilities to design a safe environment for all attendees, speakers, and staff. Each facility is fully committed to the health and safety of its guests and attendees to the convention.

As we all know, safety protocols are ever-changing across the country. NHLA will be keeping up-to-date on the current conditions and policies in West Palm Beach, Florida, and the partner facilities servicing the convention.

What to Expect

You can expect more hand sanitizing stations, social distancing in the exhibit area and session rooms, enhanced cleaning protocols, and changes to food and beverage service.

*PLEASE NOTE: Policies and mandates are issued through Palm Beach County and the city of West Palm Beach, Florida. Each facility will have its own safety guidelines. We ask that at the time of your visit, you observe each facility’s request.

Masks

It is recommended that you make sure to bring and carry on your person, a facial covering and be prepared to wear it. Businesses (restaurants, shops, hotels, etc.) in accordance with the state of Florida, can make their own mask guidelines. Remember, there is a Federal requirement to use a facial covering or mask when using any form of public transportation, while on commercial flights, and visiting airports.

Continue to check our convention website for updates as we move closer to the 2021 NHLA Annual Convention & Exhibit Showcase. We thank you for your support and can’t wait to see you in September.

The Palm Beaches Pledge 

The Palm Beaches is asking cities, attractions, hotels, restaurants, museums, and more to be part of The Palm Beaches Pledge. It’s a promise to follow official guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about our Pledge.

GBAC STAR™ Accreditation

The Palm Beaches is one of the first destinations in the United States and the first destination in Florida to pursue the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) accreditation on a destination-wide basis.  It involves third-party validation for facilities demonstrating they have the work practices, procedures, and protocols to prepare, respond and recover from outbreaks. See those who have received accreditation. 

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