COVID and Safety

We appreciate your support of the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition, and want to ensure you have a safe and healthy experience while onsite. We are working with the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, partner hotels and our supporting vendors to create a safety plan and protocols. We will continue to update this page as plans are finalized. Below, you will find what our partners are doing to ensure your safety.


Attendee Safety

Exhibitor Safety
Speaker Safety

International Travel Alert

The Center for Disease Control has issued a requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States starting January 26, 2021. Read Full Order

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center has been outfitted with a robust suite of health and safety tools to safeguard all individuals in the building. New safety equipment includes Kogniz and Certify, both thermal scanner systems to monitor temperature, FujiTec Ionful, an air purification system and NanoSeptic, a self-cleaning of high touch point surfaces. View the Walter E. Washington Convention Center’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan online.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center has secured GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC)®, a Division of ISSA.  The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is the first convention center in the northeast corridor to achieve this accreditation for preeminent cleaning, disinfection and infection prevention strategies. 

Freeman’s Commitment to Safety

At Freeman, the health and safety of our teams, our customers and the wider community in which we work is our highest priority. Freeman has moved forward in implementing the health and hygiene protocols designed to keep our people, and our customers, safe. We will utilize best practices as recommended by the global and local public health authorities including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in order to ensure that our protocols have been vetted by experts and are supported by sound scientific research.
Download the required practices for all Freeman employees.

Partnering Hotels

Hilton – Hilton has partnered with RB, makers of Lysol® & Dettol®*, to help deliver an even cleaner stay for our guests with the creation of the Hilton CleanStay program. Our promise to you is to deliver the same level of reliable and friendly service you’d expect from Hilton, but with the added confidence of industry-leading hygiene practices created to keep you safe.

Hyatt – Guided by our purpose of care and experience delivering world-class hospitality for more than 60 years, Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment builds on our existing rigorous safety and cleanliness protocols.

Marriott – As we welcome you back to our hotels around the world, we are committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. Consisting of in-house and outside experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention, and hotel operations, our Marriott Cleanliness Council is redefining our cleaning and safety standards.

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