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Ensuring GDC is Safe to Attend

For 2022 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.

Get quick answers to some of your most pressing questions by reviewing our Health, Safety, and Travel Q&A, learn more about some of our new initiatives below, or review the full list of Health, Safety, & Security Terms & Conditions for GDC 2022. We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

Health & Safety Initiatives

Vaccine Requirements

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required and checked when you arrive at the Moscone Center for the live event. This includes a booster shot that must be administered on or before March 14, 2022 if you received your initial completed vaccination on or before September 14, 2021. If you received your initial completed vaccination after September 14, 2021, you will not be required to have a booster shot to attend.

Attendees who received a vaccination within the United States will be required to set up a CLEAR Health Pass prior to their arrival to help organizers get everyone safely into the event space.

Attendees receiving a vaccination outside of the United States will be required to bring a physical, digital or QR code proof of full vaccination along with their government-issued photo ID.

A recent negative COVID-19 test result will not be sufficient for entry.

Mask PolicyIn accordance with California state and local requirements and the venue’s policies, a face mask that fully covers your nose and mouth will be required to wear while indoors at all times, unless actively eating or drinking.
Social DistancingPlease maintain appropriate social distance and respect the personal boundaries of other attendees.
Contactless RegistrationGDC 2022 will feature contactless registration making the process quicker, easier, and safer with less face-to-face interaction.
Hand SanitizingGDC will feature fixed hand sanitizer units throughout the facility available for all to use.
Enhanced Cleaning

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 VentilationThe 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.

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