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.

Update: March 1, 2022

The health and safety of our audience are of the utmost importance.  We strive to provide a safe environment for gathering while also taking a step towards normalcy for all of those in attendance.  To that effect, SATELLITE will be following all local mandates regarding masks, proof of vaccine, and negative tests.

As of March 1, Washington D.C. is no longer requiring masks indoors and is not requiring proof of vaccination or negative test. Due to this, we’ve made important health and safety changes to the event:

  • SATELLITE will no longer require masks. For those comfortable, please feel free to wear your mask and we ask everyone to respect other attendees’ decision to wear or not wear a mask while at SATELLITE.
  • Though we encourage full vaccination, we will no longer require proof of vaccination or a negative test to attend the event. For those interested in getting a COVID test upon arrival, during the event, or before you head home, please visit our website for a list of local options.
  • All enhanced cleaning and sanitization efforts will remain in effect with the venue.

We will continue to update this page as any changes are made.

COVID Testing Facilities

Reagan National Airport – Open Daily 8:00am – 6:00pm

Same Day Health – Located in Georgetown and Capitol Hill; By Appointment Only

District of Columbia Testing Sites – Locations and times updated daily; No appointment needed, pre-register at


General Safety


Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center has secured GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC)®, a Division of ISSA.

Read about Events DC’s plans to enhance sanitation, provide additional training for staff, and make physical improvements to the facilities to protect the health of customers, guests, employees, and the community.


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.