Health & Safety Hub

Welcome to the RSAC 2022 Health and Safety Hub. Our community’s wellbeing is extremely important to us and our goal is to host a safe and rewarding in-person Conference. We recognize that health and safety protocols are constantly evolving, and we are committed to updating this page regularly with information about the plans for our attendees, exhibitors, and staff on-site. Please check back here frequently for updates so you will know what to expect when you arrive in San Francisco for RSAC 2022.

We are very excited to deliver an educational and safe in-person experience once again where you will learn new skills and make the critical connections to help secure your business. If you’re unable to travel to San Francisco you’ll be able to buy a Digital Pass where amongst other things, you’ll be able to access digital session content from our traditional tracks within 24-hours of a session running live at RSAC 2022.

RSAC continuously monitors guidelines for health and safety from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), and the Mayor’s Office of the City of San Francisco. We are also in frequent communication with the leadership teams from the Moscone Center and San Francisco Travel. RSAC will follow federal, state, and local laws pertaining to health and safety measures and share updates with our attendees, vendors, and staff as they evolve.

Below are current requirements to attend RSAC 2022 including the proof of COVID-19 vaccination and the wearing of face masks. Specific details about the proof of COVID-19 vaccination validation process will be finalized in the coming weeks.

 

Healthy Measures at RSAC 2022

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend RSAC 2022 in San Francisco per the City of San Francisco. More information on the COVID-19 vaccination requirements can be found below and in our FAQ. Additional information on the COVID-19 vaccination validation process will be available in the coming weeks.
  • Wearing a face mask is currently required in all indoor spaces in the City of San Francisco. RSAC will continue to monitor this situation and make updates as this evolves. 
  • Hotels are focused on the safety and well-being of their guests. Be sure to review each hotel's specific COVID-19 cleaning protocols & their updates.
  • Anyone experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms should stay home and get well.
  • Hand sanitization stations will be available throughout the Moscone Center.
  • Signage highlighting healthy habits will be located in lobby areas throughout the Moscone Center.
  • All RSAC 2022 attendees, exhibitors, and staff will need to be fully vaccinated to attend RSAC 2022 in San Francisco, in accordance with the Mayor’s office of the City of San Francisco, and will need to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination(s) on-site.  
  • Vaccines need to be approved or approved for emergency use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO). More COVID-19 related details can be found from the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH).
  • Per the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose of multi-dose vaccines and 14 days after the single-dose vaccines. 
  • RSAC will be working with providers to facilitate proof of COVID-19 vaccination for both U.S. and non-U.S. based attendees, exhibitors, and staff. More information will be available in the coming weeks.
  • RSAC 2022 will require all in-person attendees, vendors, and staff to wear a mask while indoors, in accordance with City of San Francisco’s mask mandate.

RSAC continuously monitors guidelines for health and safety and the following protocols will be in place during RSAC 2022:

  • The Moscone Center has been awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council GBAC STAR accreditation. They use the VenueShield cleaning and sanitization protocols to minimize the risks associated with infectious disease.
  • The Moscone Center is changing filters three times more often and the HVAC systems have been optimized to provide maximum air flow.
  • Socially distanced seating options will be available in session rooms with a combination of socially distanced classroom-style seating along with theater-style seating.
  • The Expo will have:
    • A smaller number of exhibiting companies on the show floor.
    • Entrances will be wider for easier flow in and out of the Expo.
    • Health & Safety Guidelines shared with all exhibitors.
  • Catering and concessions in the Moscone Center will follow health and safety precautions that includes some pre-packaged food options, social distancing, increased cleaning protocols, and staff to have health checks before each shift. 
  • Hand sanitization stations will be available throughout the Moscone Center along with a limited supply of masks. RSAC recommends attendees bring their own masks.
  • First-Aid stations will be available across the Moscone Center campus.
  • We respectfully remind all RSAC 2022 attendees, exhibitors, and staff to:
    • Stay home if you experience any cold or flu-like symptoms.
    • Wash hands for at least 20 seconds and/or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Be mindful of others and respect social distancing.
    • Stay healthy! Engage in responsible health practices (avoid touching eyes/nose/mouth with unwashed hands, properly wear a face mask…).

As of September 21, 2021

  • On Monday, September 20th, it was announced that the United States plans to ease travel restrictions on all fully vaccinated foreign visitors starting in November. Fully vaccinated foreign nationals will be required to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test within three days of their flight to the United States and show proof of a negative test result before boarding. More information on this policy will be coming from the U.S. government and we will provide updates as they become available.

    Please visit the CDC website for more information.

RSAC 2022 is very excited to welcome this year’s exhibitors to the Moscone Center. Below are some considerations as exhibitors plan their presence at RSAC 2022. 

  • Communicate the proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement and mask mandate to your staff.
  • Review travel guidelines for anyone traveling into the U.S. from an international destination. 
  • Ensure booth design can accommodate social distancing and consider dedicated space for visitors to wait for demos and presentations.
  • Leave time between demos and planned meetings to clean areas. 
  • Ensure booth has plenty of hand sanitizer that is visible and easily accessible. 
  • Frequent booth/product cleaning including regularly disinfecting surfaces and wiping down high-touch items. 
  • Operating interactive displays should be limited along with attendee touching of products or areas of the booth. Consider touchless alternatives. 
  • If providing a giveaway, they should be individually wrapped.
  • Why are vaccinations required at RSAC 2022?
    • The health and safety of attendees is our top priority. By mandating that all attendees have received the COVID-19 vaccine, we are following the mandate put in place by the City of San Francisco. RSAC will remain in close contact with state and local authorities to ensure that we’re aware of any and all changes to the guidelines as the situation evolves.
  • Why are masks required at RSAC 2022?
    • The health and safety of attendees is our top priority. By mandating that all attendees wear masks indoors, we are following the mandate put in place by the City of San Francisco. RSAC will remain in close contact with state and local authorities to ensure that we’re aware of any and all changes to the guidelines as the situation evolves.
  • What defines fully vaccinated?
    • Per the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose of multi-dose vaccines and 14 days after the single-dose vaccines. 
  • What vaccines will RSAC 2022 accept? 
  • Will RSAC 2022 require attendees to receive booster shots? 
    • The CDC has not issued formal guidance on booster shots and many countries will implement their own policies regarding booster shots. RSAC will continue to monitor this situation closely however, at this time a booster shot is not required to attend RSAC 2022.  
  • Will RSAC 2022 accept proof of antibodies from a recent COVID infection in place of a vaccine? 
    • No. The City of San Francisco does not accept proof of antibodies as an acceptable proof of vaccination. 
  • What happens if I have a known exposure risk before coming to RSAC 2022?
    • If a registered attendee has a known COVID-19 exposure risk prior to attending RSA Conference 2022, we ask that they not attend the event. RSA Conference will refund anyone that has a known COVID-19 exposure risk that decides not to attend the event.