Health & Safety at PNDC 2021

Updated Oct. 6, 2021

Bringing the dental community together safely is our top priority at PNDC 2021. We are following state and local requirements to offer an in-person conference experience that prioritizes the health of our attendees and the community.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

King County issued an order requiring proof of vaccination or negative test for conferences/conventions, effective Oct. 25, 2021.

In accordance with this mandate, attendance at PNDC 2021 will require proof of vaccination or a negative PCR COVID test administered within 72 hours of arrival at registration.

NEW: PNDC is offering free rapid antigen testing through Lab Elite (Sienna COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test). To use this free testing service, please visit room #307 in the Convention Center during testing hours and present your photo ID and badge number/registration confirmation.

Lab Elite Rapid Testing Hours

  • Thursday, Nov. 11: 6:30 AM-9:00 AM, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
  • Friday, Nov. 12: 6:30 AM-9:00 AM, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Mask Policy

Based on the current requirements set forth by Washington state, both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are required to wear masks in all indoor public places. Masks are required at all times for individuals ages 5 and up while indoors at PNDC and may only be removed briefly when actively eating or drinking. PNDC will have masks available to those who forget theirs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is PNDC requiring proof of vaccination?
  • What will qualify as proof of vaccination?
  • How do I upload my proof of vaccination?
  • Can I attend the conference if I am not vaccinated?
  • What do I do if I am vaccinated but cannot find my vaccination card?
  • What if I become fully vaccinated or register after the Oct. 22 upload deadline?
  • When do I have to wear my mask at PNDC?
  • Will my vaccination or testing information be shared by WSDA/PNDC?
  • Who will be required to verify vaccination status or a negative PCR test for PNDC?
  • What if I have already had COVID-19 and have immunity?
  • What if I have a medical condition(s) or religious beliefs that do not allow for COVID-19 vaccination?
  • Do children need to show proof of vaccination?
  • Is it a violation of HIPPA to ask me for my vaccine card?
  • Can you confirm my uploaded vaccine card is safely handled and stored in the registration system?

Venue & Hotel Health & Safety Information

WSDA will work with venue partners to ensure a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness across PNDC locations. Increased hand sanitization stations will be provided throughout the event.

Washington State Convention Center

Hyatt Regency Seattle

Sheraton Grand Seattle

Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown