Ensuring GDC is Safe to Attend
For 2023 there will be a new slate of health & safety standards to make sure that we are able to come together safely this March. The event will be organized in accordance with the Informa AllSecure health and safety standards, and GDC works in conjunction with state and local health authorities to adhere to all regulations and guidelines at the time of the event.
Learn more about some of our initiatives below, or review the full list of Health, Safety, & Security Terms & Conditions. We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.
Health & Safety Initiatives
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test will be required and checked when you arrive at the Moscone Center for the in-person event. Attendees will be required to bring a physical or digital proof of the first series vaccination (such as the two shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or the one shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine) along with their government-issued photo ID or acceptable proof of a negative COVID test.
Acceptable proof of a negative COVID test includes a printed document or electronic test result from a test provider or laboratory. A PCR test must be administered within 48 hours before receiving your badge, while a verified rapid antigen test must be administered within 24 hours before receiving your badge. Testing will also be available onsite.
Self-administered tests, like at-home rapid antigen tests not verified by a third party, will not be acceptable for entry.
|Mask Policy||A face mask will not be required to wear while indoors but is strongly encouraged.|
|Onsite COVID Testing|
GDC is pleased to offer attendees rapid antigen testing onsite to fulfill the negative COVID test requirement.
COVID onsite testing will be located in the South Esplanade Rooms 159 and 160.
Reference the hours of operation below:
Schedule your appointment here.
|Social Distancing||Please maintain appropriate social distance and respect the personal boundaries of other attendees.|
|Contactless Registration||GDC will feature contactless registration making the process quicker, easier, and safer with less face-to-face interaction.|
|Hand Sanitizing||GDC will have fixed hand sanitizer units throughout the facility available for all to use.|
Enhanced, deep cleaning before, during, and after the event will take place, working with the Moscone Center to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness.
This includes continuous sanitization throughout the course of an event, with a focus on high-touch areas such as door handles, restrooms, and food and beverage areas.
The Moscone Convention Center was awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation by ISSA, the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. Considered the gold standard for safe facilities, the GBAC program was designed to control the risks associated with infectious agents.
|Air Ventilation||The Moscone Center uses MERV 13 pocket filters with MERV 8 pre-filters in accordance with LEED Platinum standards. The Moscone has also optimized their HVAC systems to provide the maximum number of air exchanges per hour in each space and are changing their air filters three times more often than pre-COVID protocols dictated.|