Health and Safety

Welcome back, FFA!

We’re thrilled to return to an in-person National FFA Convention & Expo in 2021. As part of our plans to host a safe event, please follow our event requirements and recommendations below to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Mask up!

Effective Sept. 7, 2021

Mask wearing is required in all indoor spaces at the 2021 National FFA Convention & Expo. Masks must be worn over the mouth and nose by everyone except when actively eating or drinking.

Attendees actively competing, performing or presenting in an activity that requires public speaking, singing or instrument performance may choose to remove their masks while directly participating in that activity.

Masks are acceptable to wear with Official Dress.

Attendee Recommendations

Get vaccinated

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Indiana Department of Health and Marion County Public Health Department all say the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to get the vaccine, which is free and widely available for all persons 12 years of age and older.

Follow travel guidelines

The CDC has guidelines for travel in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are fully vaccinated, self-monitor for symptoms, wear a mask and take other precautions during travel. If you are not vaccinated, get a COVID-19 test 1-3 days before travel, self-monitor for symptoms, wear a mask and take other precautions. You should also get tested 3-5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7-10 days.

Stay back if you’re sick

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 less than 10 days before or any time while attending the National FFA Convention & Expo, do not come to the event. Attendees that have suspected or confirmed COVID-19 illness are eligible to have their registration fees refunded with documentation.

Convention Protocols

Event staff at the National FFA Convention & Expo will follow many protocols to promote a safe event, including:

  • Any individual with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 symptoms must immediately leave the event.
  • Close contacts of individuals with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 symptoms must immediately leave the event.
  • Increased placement of hand sanitizing stations.
  • The use of hospital-grade air filtration systems at the Indiana Convention Center and other venues.
  • Nightly cleaning and sanitization of event venues.

In consultation with public health officials, event staff may continuously update any requirements, recommendations or protocols to promote a safe event.

All attendees must agree to Covid-19 and Event Participation Release and Waiver Agreement (view text).