2023 Leadership Summit
April 17 - April 19, 2023
Washington, DC
Omni Shoreham Hotel

Health & Safety

The 2022 LeadingAge Leadership Summit presents us with the opportunity to come together in person to share, network and learn. The safety of conference attendees is LeadingAge’s top priority.

We are proud to be partnering with Accushield as our 2022 Leadership Summit Health Screening Partner.

Our health protocols are in accordance with expert guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Infection (CDC) and in alignment with Washington DC health mandates and policies.

Information on health and safety procedures from Washington DC and the CDC is available here https://coronavirus.dc.gov/vaxdc. DC is set to end the vaccination mandate on February 15 and reduce indoor mask requirements starting March 1. 

Select the section below for more information:


    LeadingAge is committed to creating a safe and healthy event by requiring all attendees to verify vaccination from COVID-19.

    While LeadingAge encourages all attendees eligible to get a booster to do so before attending the conference, we are defining full vaccination as 2 weeks after completion of a two-dose mRNA series or one dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine. Each registrant will be asked to upload proof of vaccination on the vaccine verification portal. The Vaccine Verification Portal link is now closed as of 3/22/22. 

    If you attended the 2021 Annual Meeting or are signed up for the Leadership Academy (national) 2022 program and previously cleared with approved vaccine verification, you do not need to upload your vaccine card again for the Leadership Summit.

    If you do not upload your proof of vaccination before you arrive at the conference, please go to the vaccine verification desk located in Registration. You must have proof of full vaccination to be permitted entry into the event. 

    LeadingAge is making accommodations for those attendees with verifiable medical or religious exemptions.  If you wish to request a waiver to the vaccine verification policy, please email [email protected] with appropriate documentation including a letter from your doctor or religious sponsoring organization outlining the reasons for your exemption request. If approved, you will be instructed on the required testing and documentation required to attend. No exemptions will be granted after March 18th, and none will be accepted on site. 

    If you were previously approved for exemption for the 2021 LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Atlanta, you do not need to reapply. Please indicate on your registration you were previously approved and we will be in touch with you regarding next steps for testing.

    Negative test results or the presence of antibodies is not an acceptable alternative to vaccine verification unless you have an approved medical religious exemption in writing from LeadingAge. Those who do not have proof of vaccination or a LeadingAge-approved medical or religious exemption will not be permitted entry into the meeting.

    If you have any questions, regarding our vaccine verification policies or procedures, please email [email protected].


    We encourage attendees to wear a mask indoors unless you are actively eating or drinking. Based on the latest CDC recommendations, we recommend wearing N-95 masks. In education sessions, speakers are also encouraged to wear a face covering except when presenting and directly addressing the audience. Here is the Center for Disease Control (CDC)'s latest mask guidelines and information.


    We will maximize options for physical distancing as much as possible throughout the event.

    • All areas of the conference will embrace smart, socially distanced optional seating, allowing attendees to choose the physical distance that makes them the most comfortable.
    • A touchless badge pickup system is available in more locations and longer hours to reduce crowding at registration.
    • Scanner touchless technology is used to monitor session attendance and CEs.

    Enhanced cleaning is a high priority throughout the event.

    • Ongoing sanitizing of high-traffic areas will happen throughout the conference including common areas, bathrooms, door handles and elevators.
    • Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the hotel.

    International attendees should always check current travel restrictions to the U.S. on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website before planning your travel, to make sure you is able to enter the U.S.


    Information on health and safety procedures from Washington DC and the CDC is available here https://coronavirus.dc.gov/vaxdc. DC is set to end the vaccination mandate on February 15 and reduce indoor mask requirements starting March 1. 


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