NPC Coronavirus Information
The National Press Club is following the city’s phased reopening guidelines. In Phase 2 (current status) the Reliable Source restaurant is open at 50 percent capacity and the club is limited in the number of guests we can accommodate in order to remain 6 feet apart.
Update for Members
Any member wishing to visit the club must complete a reservation request.
Only members are allowed at this time. Reservation requests should be made at least two hours before requested arrival time. For morning reservations, requests should be made by 8 p.m. the night before. No arrivals after 7 p.m.
Before coming to the club, please take a moment to read through the club reopening resources so that you are aware of our new arrival procedures and what services are available and not available at this time.
Update for Business Clients
As the nation's capital enters Phase II of its reopening plan, the National Press Club is now able to operate at up to 50% capacity with proper distancing protocols for event hosting services, including food/beverage services.
The safety of our guests, clients and staff remains our top priority, and we continue to follow CDC guidance and take every precaution to keep our venue safe. A continuously updated summary of the many actions we are taking to ensure a safe environment to host your events is available online at www.press.org/safetyfirst.
The National Press Club offers several options for hosting events to adhere to the current safety guidelines:
In-Person Events – The current reopening phase allows for meetings and events up to 50% of our normal capacity, with proper distancing protocols (view updated event space capacities). We can accommodate your group up to these limits with full security and safety measures in place including social distancing room configurations, no-contact food/beverage service and other safety measures to protect you and your guests (www.press.org/safetyfirst).
Hybrid Events - A reduced in-person gathering in compliance with current limitations, along with a live online experience for those unable to attend in-person due to restrictions. This would allow you to have all the benefits of the in-person experience - with full safety measures in place - as well as extended reach to an unlimited audience through an interactive online program. This is the best of both worlds and gives you maximum reach and impact, and the reduction in in-person attendance can free up previously allocated funds to be used to add the online experience at little or no additional cost.
Virtual Events – A completely online experience. Through our multimedia production services unit, we can produce a fully virtual program to help you reach audiences online that would previously have been done via a live event (educational seminars, media briefings, interviews, panel discussions, etc.). We offer fully virtual programs, in studio programs, or a combination of the two, including interactive Q&A, video inserts, closed captioning, polling, etc. that can be streamed to your website, YouTube channel, Facebook page, Twitter account or any combination of these. The Press Club has worked with many organizations over the past several months including hosting New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s daily coronavirus briefing carried live on CNN, MSNBC, CBS News and other media networks, as well virtual events for the American Medical Association, the world champion Washington Nationals and others.
In addition to these current options, we are also accepting bookings for later this year, next year and beyond when it is expected that many of the current restrictions on in-person events will be reduced or lifted.
However your organization wishes to proceed with engaging your audiences through programming and events, we are here to help and pledge to provide you with safe, effective and innovative event hosting solutions that enable you to meet your goals. To learn more, please visit www.press.org/host, email [email protected] or give us a call at 202-662-7587.
We stand ready to work with you on planning your future events, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
The National Press Club Events Team