Our Commitment to Safety

AFCEA Bethesda, will be following all protocol set by the parent organization, AFCEA International. To find out more about what AFCEA International is doing, click here.

We want you to know that your health and safety are our top priorities. We’re working closely with the Grand Hyatt Washington, our vendor partners, and the city government to ensure the safety of everyone in attendance. Here’s what you can expect at this year’s Engage & Connect events.

Vaccine Requirement

AFCEA Bethesda, will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination 
Every guest, staff member, and volunteer will be required to upload proof of vaccination before being admitted into the Grand Hyatt Washington. Instructions for verifying your vaccination status can be found during registration. 
You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks (14 days) after you have completed either the second dose in a two-dose series (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca) or after a single-dose of the J&J vaccine. You must complete your final vaccine by March 7, 2022, to be considered fully vaccinated for the Engage & Connect event. 


Unvaccinated Individuals 

If you are unvaccinated at the time of registration, you may log back into your registration at any time using this link to upload your vaccination card: Modify Registration.
Refusal to provide either document will result in your removal from the venue and forfeiture of your registration fee. 



AFCEA Bethesda and all Engage & Connect events will be following any/all mask mandates by the local jurisdiction. As of July 27, 2021, the District of Columbia is requiring all persons wear masks indoors when not actively eating or drinking. 
Masks will be provided at the event for all attendees who require them. 


Other Safety Measures 

Hand sanitizer will be provided, and additional cleaning measures will be taken prior to the event.  
Food and drink will be served with your health and safety in mind. 
We will have additional signage on-site informing guests of safety measures taken.