With the Summit due to take place in less than a month, we continue to plan for all educational sessions and networking activities as scheduled. The recent situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is changing daily so we remain watchful but also focused on delivering a safe, secure, and successful event for all attendees. All participants in the 2020 Summit are US Citizens. No one without a badge will be allowed access to the Hyatt during the Summit. While COVID-19 is a global health concern, it’s our collective responsibility to focus on facts and use common sense and sound judgement to not spread unnecessary panic. It is important to follow official health and travel advisories, and at this point there are no restrictions that prevent the important gathering of this group of people. We will continue to closely monitor travel updates from the CDC as well as advisories from the State Department and the State of Maryland.

We are working closely with the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake to ensure the safety of all Summit participants. The Hyatt Regency continues to maintain rigorous cleanliness and safety standards throughout the guest rooms, meeting rooms, and public spaces.

We strongly encourage attendees and exhibitors to follow the guidance of the CDC for everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

For the most current information about COVID-19, see the following resources: