NCRC and Attendee’s Duty of Care

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all participants of the 2022 Just Economy Conference. To ensure the safety of participants, staff, etc. NCRC has implemented the following policy.


We are committed to following all healthy and safety protocols and guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the District of Columbia Health Department and DC/OSHA.

As health guidance evolves and new information becomes available, NCRC will update this page.


In order to be admitted to the NCRC 2022 Conference, all participants must abide by the parameters outlined below. Please note by checking the required box during the online registration process all participants agree to adhere to the following. Please note: knowing the ever changing COVID guidelines NCRC retains the right to adjust the following protocols.

OPTION 1: Show proof of professionally administered PCR test time stamped within 72 hours of when you check in at the event. This option would replace the need to antigen test WHILE on site. Any participant who chooses this option will receive a $100 discount on registration to the 2023 Just Economy Conference, March 29- March 31.

OR OPTION 2: ALL other participants MUST partake in a on-site COVID Antigen rapid test that will be provided upon entry in order to be granted access to any programming, on either

  • Sunday 6/12, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • OR Monday 6/13, 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • OR Tuesday 6/14, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Participants must abide by ONE of the options above in order to be admitted to the 2022 Just Economy Conference. Only individuals who have verified the above requirement will be administered their name badge, which will serve as confirmed entry access.


The 2022 Just Economy Conference will REQUIRE individuals to wear masks in all breakout spaces. Participants are also strongly encouraged to wear masks whenever possible in other conference spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Speakers will be permitted to be unmasked during their breakout presentations. Individuals may lower or remove face coverings when actively eating or drinking. We encourage participants to restore masks following any eating or drinking.

Participants are also encouraged to socially distance whenever possible. We will provide wristbands for participants on-site to help delineate personal comforts:

  • Green | Personal interaction welcome (handshakes, hugs, etc.)
  • Yellow | Elbow high fives are okay
  • Red | Personal space please

The responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment is shared among NCRC, the hotel, and every participant. All conference participants are expected to adhere to and abide by the safety precautions NCRC is implementing to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

You can find the Washington Hilton’s COVID policies and commitment to EventReady with CleanStay here.

If any of the following instances below apply to you please contact NCRC at csabharwal@ncrc.org.

  • PRIOR | Any individuals who test positive PRIOR to the Conference, show any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or have had a possible positive exposure should NOT plan to attend. Please contact NCRC (information above) if you need to cancel your registration as a result.
  • DURING | Any individuals who begin to show signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive while on site should immediately self-quarantine. Please contact NCRC (information above) to notify immediately and ensure next steps are addressed in a timely manner.


Please note: The protocols currently in place are subject to change in compliance with revisions to national and local guidelines regarding COVID-19. While we will provide the most up-to-date public health procedures to improve safety, they are not an absolute protection against contracting COVID-19. As a participant or staff, you assume your own risk by checking the box during the online registration process. You agree to adhere to the precautions and policies above and understand that you knowingly and freely assume all risks related to illness and infectious diseases, including but not limited to COVID-19, by attending this event. You understand that refusal to adhere to these policies and abide by these precautions may result in immediate removal from the event and cancellation of the registration, without receiving a refund.

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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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