Hotel and COVID Info
All conference activities and sessions (unless otherwise noted in the Program) will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
Our group room rate is $201 per night; you can book at this rate between April 8 and April 19, 2023 in case you want to extend your stay a few days in either direction beyond the conference. We will have a limited number of student-rate and government-rate rooms available at the prevailing government per diem rate, which will be lower than the contracted group rate. Email Program Manager Meghan Hillman at [email protected] for more information.
Book using this link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/ATLRA/G-NCPH
The cut-off date for reservations is March 22, 2023. The block is likely to fill before that date, especially on peak nights, so we encourage you to book as soon as you are ready to make your travel arrangements.
Please note that upon making your reservation, a deposit equal to one’ night’s stay for each confirmed room will be due from you fourteen days after the room is confirmed by the Hyatt. All deposits for individual room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel three days or more prior to your arrival date.
Why book the block?
We know you can probably find a cheaper room or Airbnb than our group rate at the Hyatt, and if that’s what you need to do to be able to attend the conference, please do that without a moment of guilt. However, if your employer is paying or you can afford to book in our block, we encourage you to please do so. We must fill 80% of our block in order to avoid attrition fees, and our contract with the Hyatt includes concessions predicated on filling the block (like complimentary rental for meeting space). Conversely, if we don’t fill the block, we have to pass along additional costs in other spots (like registration rates) just to cover our costs for the conference. This is part of an elaborate balancing act that helps us keep costs for attendees as low as possible while meeting your expectations for a great conference. Thanks for booking our block!
NCPH is monitoring COVID-19 in the Atlanta area and is following guidance from state and local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding large gatherings. This includes following CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19. We are taking these measures to assure the 2023 conference is as safe as possible for attendees and for the local community
- All attendees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 OR provide a recent (within 48 hours) negative test result at the registration desk when you check in. Closer to the conference we’ll release guidelines for what “fully vaccinated” means, since we recognize the status of vaccines is up in the air.
- All attendees are required to wear a face mask at all indoor conference events. This includes while on buses to and from evening events and tours and during the evening events and indoor tours, unless actively eating or drinking. The CDC recommends N-95 masks for the most protection. We will provide masks onsite in case you forget to bring them.
- All NCPH staff and conference volunteers participating in the conference must likewise be fully vaccinated and masked.
- If a registrant must cancel due to COVID-related illness, NCPH will issue a full refund for their registration fees. If you are sick or feeling you are getting sick, we insist that you stay home.
- We’ll be working closely with the Hyatt to ensure the presence of hand sanitizer and the cleanliness of facilities. We’ll also be setting rooms at half capacity to ensure personal distance in sessions.
NCPH will revise these protocols as needed based upon local conditions and the guidance of the local health department and/or CDC.