Health + Safety       

* DHI is continually evaluating health and safety guidance. Check this page regularly for updates. Last update 8/30/21.

The health and safety of the 2021 DHI Management Summit attendees remains our top priority as we return to in-person events. We are making preparations to hold the 2021 DHI Management Summit in accordance with guidelines from the CDC, state of Arizona, and Maricopa County, as well as adhere to government issued travel restrictions and guidance. We are working with the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa to ensure the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness and operational effectiveness for all participants. As we get closer to the event, we will announce more specific policies and procedures that might impact a variety of our conference aspects including food service, room spacing, and other indoor event precautions.

CDC Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a checklist of considerations for travelers when making the decision to travel away from their home.  When you travel, please follow the standard protocols that have been implemented to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Visit the CDC website for guidance on travel within the United States.

As of July 28, the CDC recommends vaccinated individuals wear a mask indoors in public in an area of substantial or high transmission. Visit the CDC website for guidance on activities for vaccinated individuals for more information. DHI will continue to monitor recommendations from the CDC, state of Arizona, Maricopa County, and Westin Kierland Resort & Spa regarding mask wearing and other safety procedures.

Air Travel

Your airline is the best source for personal safety protocols at the gate and on the airplane.  Be sure to visit your airline website the week you are traveling and sign up for notifications related to your trip.  The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport website has a Coronavirus Information page that is updated with information about what they are doing and what travelers should expect when arriving and departing from Phoenix. 

Hotel Stays

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa has implemented their own health and safety program that ensures another level of health and safety protocols for guest rooms, housekeeping, public areas, food and beverage and amenities like fitness centers. 

Health and safety measures implemented by the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa prior to the event are subject to change. Any violations of the DHI Protocols outlined below may result in prohibiting entry to event or removal from the event.

DHI Protocols

Attendees are asked to follow relevant guidance by the CDC, WHO, state of Arizona, and Maricopa County as well as adhere to government issued travel restrictions and guidance.

Prior to traveling, attendees will be asked to evaluate their own health and that of the people they are in close contact with and to stay home if feeling sick.

Attendees will be asked to inform DHI staff if feeling unwell or experiencing flu-like symptoms during the conference.

By registering for the DHI Management Summit, you are acknowledging that any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19. You further acknowledge that you will undertake all measures to protect your own health and well-being and those of others in attendance at the 2021 DHI Management Summit, such measures include (a) maintaining social distance; (b) washing/sanitizing hands frequently; (c) adhering to Centers for Disease Control guidelines, and laws, ordinances and mandates in the locale of the conference; and (d) following DHI’s published COVID-19 safety guidelines for the event.  By attending the 2021 DHI Management Summit, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the DHI; Westin Kierland Resort & Spa; SmithBucklin Corporation or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury. 


In light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19, individuals who fall within any of the categories below should reconsider their attendance at the DHI Management Summit. By attending the event, we ask you to certify that you do not fall into any of the following categories:

     1. Individuals who currently or within the past fourteen (14) days have experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath among others;

     2. Individuals who have traveled at any point in the past fourteen (14) days either internationally or to a community in the U.S. that has experienced or is experiencing sustained community spread of COVID-19; or

     3. Individuals who believe that they may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the health care team responsible for their treatment.

Participants and volunteers agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath) and contact DHI if they experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days after the event concludes.