Health & Safety Hub

Updated June 15, 2022

RSA Conference 2022 has been made aware that some attendees have tested positive for COVID-19. We are, however, not collecting test results post Conference. Given that we continue to live during a global pandemic, we encourage anyone who attended RSA Conference last week continue to test for COVID-19, monitor for symptoms, and make responsible health choices, such as staying home if they feel unwell and contacting their doctor for guidance. To the extent that they are comfortable, we do encourage people who have since tested positive to reach out to those they were in close contact with during the Conference.

RSA Conference places the health and safety of its attendees at the highest level of concern. While official protocols were relaxed in San Francisco, we required all attendees to show proof of vaccination or a negative test upon their initial arrival to the Moscone Center. Additionally, we encouraged the wearing of masks while in attendance and made 30K masks available to all attendees on-site. In the weeks leading up to the Conference, every day last week, and once post conference we communicated directly with attendees, encouraging them to be mindful of their health while in San Francisco.


Welcome to the RSAC 2022 Health & 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 will continue to monitor the City of San Francisco Health Order and adjust our health protocols as needed and will update 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 can purchase 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.

Below are the current requirements to attend RSAC 2022.

Healthy Measures at RSAC 2022

  • Individuals who show proof of being Vaccinated with a Complete Initial Series are allowed entrance into the Conference. A COVID-19 Booster is no longer required.
  • Individuals who have not received the Complete Initial Series of a COVID-19 Vaccination can show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter the Conference. The negative COVID-19 test must be taken within 24 hours (antigen) or 48 hours (PCR or molecular) of entrance to the event. Self-administered antigen testing is acceptable if there is third-party verification (please refer to FAQ for details).
  • COVID-19 testing centers on or near the Moscone Center:
  • We highly encourage RSAC attendees who will be showing proof of vaccination to also take an at-home COVID-19 test prior to traveling as well as following the event.
  • The City of San Francisco no longer requires masks for indoor Mega Events. RSAC encourages individuals to wear masks, but it is optional and based on personal comfort level.
  • The Moscone Center has been awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council GBAC STAR accreditation. They also change air filters three times more often and the HVAC systems have been optimized to provide maximum air flow.
  • 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 posted in lobby areas throughout the Moscone Center.

Steps to Show Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test

There are two ways to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test: 1) Upload documentation to the SafeSpaces Member app or 2) In-person manual review at the Moscone Center North lobby.

  • Before Arriving
    • Upload proof of being Vaccinated with a Complete Initial Series of a COVID-19 Vaccine within 24 hours of attending, or a negative COVID-19 test result with 24 hours (antigen) or 48 hours (PCR or molecular) of entrance to the event. Upload your documentation to the SafeSpaces Member app for Apple or Android. Or go to https://member.safe-spaces.app/.
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    • Download SafeSpaces Member App and follow prompts to create profile.
    • When prompted, enter Invite Code RSAC22.
    • Follow prompts to upload documentation.
    • If after 48 hours you do not see the “ALL CLEAR” banner, please reach out to the SafeHaus team at support@safehausgroup.com for more information.
    • If a vaccination record or test result is denied for any reason, the Safe Haus team will reach out to the individual directly to let them know why and what steps they should take next.
    • The SafeSpaces Member app supports global COVID-19 digital health passports. Anyone from outside the US can upload a screen grab of their digital health passport that includes their name and dates of their vaccinations.
  • Onsite
    • Onsite at RSAC 2022, attendees will show their green “ALL CLEAR” banner to the security guard to enter the Moscone Center South Lobby to pick up their badge.
    • If you do not use the SafeSpace Member app, representatives will be available to manually review documentation onsite. Please go to the Moscone North Lobby to meet with a representative. Note that the onsite review may add time to the check-in process so please plan accordingly.

If you have questions onsite at RSAC 2022, please go to the Moscone North Lobby and speak with a representative for support.

As of May 20, 2022

  • Individuals who show proof of being Vaccinated with a Complete Initial Series are allowed entrance into the Conference. A COVID-19 Booster is no longer required.
  • Individuals who have not received the Complete Initial Series of a COVID-19 Vaccination can show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter the Conference. The negative COVID-19 test must be taken within 24 hours (antigen) or 48 hours (PCR or molecular) of entrance to the event. Self-administered antigen testing is acceptable if there is third-party verification (please refer to FAQ for details).
  • Per the CDC, people are considered Vaccinated with Complete Initial Series for COVID-19 14 days after their second dose of a multi-dose vaccine and 14 days after the single-dose vaccine. 
  • 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).
  • RSAC is working with The SafeHaus Group to facilitate proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, and they use the SafeSpaces Member app which can be found on Apple or Android for easy downloading.
  • If you choose to use the SafeSpaces Member app, please upload proof of being Vaccinated with a Complete Initial Series of a COVID-19 Vaccine by May 26 (or within 24 hours of attending if you register after this date), or a negative COVID-19 test result with 24 hours (antigen) or 48 hours (PCR or molecular) of entrance to the event.
  • For those that are unable to use, or elect not to use, the SafeSpace Member app, representatives from the Safe Haus Group will be available to manually review documentation onsite. Please go to the Moscone North Lobby to meet with a representative. Note that the onsite review may add time to the check-in process so please plan accordingly.

As of April 1, 2022

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 has optimized the HVAC systems to provide the maximum number of air exchanges per hour in each space. The Moscone Center uses MERV 13 pocket filters with MERV 8 pre-filters in accordance with LEED Platinum standards.
  • 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. Although the City of San Francisco no longer requires masks for indoor Mega Events, it’s recommended individuals wear a mask based on their own comfort level.
  • 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).

As of April 18, 2022

As of January 27, 2022

  • For non-U.S. citizens, you must be Vaccinated with a Complete Initial Series of a COVID-19 Vaccine to travel into the U.S.
  • All air passengers coming to the United States must show a negative viral COVID-19 test taken within 1 day of travel to the U.S. You must show your negative test result to the airline before you board your flight.
  • Masks are required on all flights coming into the U.S. airports and all public transportation. 
  • Please visit the CDC website for more information

As of December 2, 2021

  • A Presidential Proclamation effective November 29, 2021 suspends entry into the United States of certain travelers who were physically present within the following countries during the 14-day period preceding their entry into the United States: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. More information will be coming from the U.S. government as this situation unfolds and we will provide updates as they become available. Please visit the CDC website for more information.

As of October 25, 2021

  • The White House announced that vaccines will be required for international travelers coming into the United States, with an effective date of November 8, 2021. For purposes of entry into the United States, vaccines accepted will include FDA approved or authorized and WHO Emergency Use Listing vaccines. All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 3 days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months before they board a flight to the United States.

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 revised proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement to your booth staff:
    • Show proof of being Vaccinated with a Complete Initial Series. A Booster shot is no longer required.
    • Individuals who have not received the Complete Initial Series of a COVID-19 Vaccination can show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter the Conference.
  • Share details about the updated mask requirement with your booth 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.

As of April 1, 2022

As of May 24, 2022

  • What COVID-19 Healthy Measures are required to attend RSAC 2022?
    • Individuals who show proof of being Vaccinated with a Complete Initial Series are allowed entrance into the Conference. A COVID-19 Booster is no longer required.
    • Individuals who have not received the Complete Initial Series of a COVID-19 Vaccination can show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter the Conference. The negative COVID-19 test must be taken within 24 hours (antigen) or 48 hours (PCR or molecular) of entrance to the event. Self-administered antigen testing is acceptable if there is third-party verification.
  • Why are you requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to enter RSAC 2022?
    • The health and safety of the RSA Conference community remains a top priority. As such, our previously established protocol for allowing registration and admittance to the Conference remains in place and is strongly recommended by the California Department of Health. We believe that is in the best interest of all attendees who look forward to gathering once again in San Francisco and engaging with their colleagues and peers.
  • What should I do in preparation of attending RSAC 2022?
    • RSAC highly encourages RSAC attendees who will be showing proof of vaccination to also take an at-home COVID-19 test prior to traveling. And RSAC recommends that all attendees monitor for symptoms and take an at-home COVID-19 test following the event.
  • Are masks required at RSAC 2022?
  • What are the requirements of a negative COVID-19 test?
    • The negative COVID-19 test must be taken within 24 hours (for antigen tests) or 48 hours (for PCR or molecular tests) of entrance into the event. Self-administered antigen testing is acceptable if there is third-party verification.
  • What is considered third-party verification for self-administered testing?
    • The test must be a SARS-CoV-2 viral test (PCR/molecular or antigen test) with Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    • You must receive a report or certificate from a healthcare professional (telehealth or in-person) which confirms your identity, the name of the laboratory or healthcare entity, the type of test and the specimen collected date.
    • You must be able to provide proof of your identity with your test results.
  • What defines Vaccinated with a Complete Initial Series (previously known as “Fully Vaccinated”)?
  • What defines Up-to-Date Vaccination?
    • Per The City of San Francisco guidelines, Up-to-Date on Vaccination is defined as Vaccinated with a Complete Initial Series (see above) plus receiving a Booster shot for COVID-19 when the individual becomes eligible. A person is considered Up-to-Date on Vaccination immediately on receipt of a Booster.
  • What COVID-19 vaccines will RSAC 2022 accept?
  • Will RSAC 2022 require attendees to receive COVID-19 Booster shots?
    • No. Booster shots are not required to enter RSAC.
  • Will RSAC 2022 accept proof of antibodies from a recent COVID infection in place of a vaccine?
    • No. Individuals need to show proof of a Complete Initial Series of a COVID-19 Vaccination (no Booster is required) or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours (antigen) or 48 hours (PCR or molecular) of entrance to the event. Self-administered antigen testing is acceptable if there is third-party verification.
  • 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 requests to cancel their registration.
  • How do I share information about my vaccination status, or a negative COVID-19 test?
    • There are two ways to show proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test:
  • Where can I find the privacy policy for SafeSpaces Member app?
  • What security measures does SafeSpace Member app have in place?
  • Has RSA Conference validated the security of the SafeSpaces Member app?
    • RSAC engaged with a third-party organization with expertise in application security testing and a penetration test was conducted.
  • I’ve submitted my information to the SafeHaus app, but it’s been more than 48 hours and I haven’t received the green “ALL CLEAR” banner.
  • Am I required to use the SafeSpaces Member app to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test?
    • No, you are not required to use the app. If you elect not to use the SafeSpace Member app, representatives from the SafeHaus Group will be available to manually review documentation onsite. Please go to the Moscone North Lobby to meet with a representative.
  • Why is RSAC not using the CLEAR | Health Pass app?
    • CLEAR declined to partner with RSA Conference. If you have questions, please contact CLEAR directly.
  • Can I show a hard or digital copy of my vaccine card or show a vaccine passport card instead of uploading to the SafeSpaces Member app?
    • Yes, you can. If you elect not to use the SafeSpace Member app, representatives from the Safe Haus Group will be available to manually review documentation onsite. Please go to the Moscone North Lobby to meet with a representative.
  • What if I am not vaccinated or willing to take a COVID-19 test? Are there exemptions?
    • Our policy is that individuals must show proof of either being Vaccinated with a Complete Initial Series OR show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter the Conference. Unfortunately, there are no exemptions. If you wish to cancel your registration, please contact us by email or phone shown on this page: https://path.rsaconference.com/flow/rsac/us22/us22regdefault/login.
  • Does my government ID need to match the name I registered with as well my COVID-19 proof of vaccination or negative test?
  • Posted March 29, 2022 to Health & Safety Hub opening paragraph: The safety of our attendees remains our highest priority. We expect changes to the COVID-19 requirements from the City of San Francisco in the first week in April. We will update our website with the latest requirements then.

  • Post made on February 24, 2022 to the Health & Safety Hub opening paragraph was updated on March 29, 2022. The February 24 post read as follows: The City of San Francisco revised their COVID-19 Health Order on February 14, 2022 that allows for proof of a negative COVID-19 test in lieu of being Up-to-Date on Vaccination. The updated mandate states that as of March 1, 2022 all individuals must either a) Be Up-to-Date on Vaccination including receipt of a Booster as soon as they are Booster-eligible or b) for Vaccinated with a Complete Initial Series or Unvaccinated individuals, have had a negative COVID-19 test taken within one day (for antigen tests) or two days (for PCR or molecular tests) of entrance into the event. A person is considered Up-to-Date on Vaccination immediately on receipt of a Booster. Attendees are not required to be tested more than twice during the week. Please reference the Health Order for details. Self-administered antigen testing is acceptable if there is third-party verification. These requirements are fluid and dynamic so please always refer to this page for details and the most up-to-date information.

  • Email sent: February 25, 2022
    Subject line: Update: Vaccination & testing for RSAC 2022

    Dear RSAC 2022 Registrant,

    The city of San Francisco has recently issued revisions to their health order and there’s been a change to the COVID-19 vaccination requirements to attend RSA Conference 2022. The change states that individuals who are Unvaccinated or Vaccinated with a Complete Initial Series (but no Booster) can show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to be allowed entrance into the Conference. Please visit our Health & Safety Hub for details.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as this information continues to evolve. We’ll continue to communicate major changes, and the Health & Safety Hub is your best resource for the most up-to-date information.

    Sincerely,
    RSA Conference

  • Post made on February 9, 2022 to the Health & Safety Hub opening paragraph was updated on February 24, 2022. The February 9 post read as follows: The City of San Francisco revised their COVID-19 Health Order on January 26, 2022 that allows for proof of a negative COVID-19 test in some cases. The updated mandate states as of February 1, 2022, all individuals must be Fully Vaccinated and should be Up-to-Date (including having a Booster if Booster-eligible) to attend RSAC. However, if you’re Booster-eligible and haven’t received the Booster by May 30, 2022 you can show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to be allowed entrance into the Conference. The COVID-19 test must be taken within 24 hours (for antigen tests) or 48 hours (for PCR tests) of Conference check-in. Self-administered antigen testing is acceptable if there is third-party verification. All attendees need to wear a well-fitted mask. These requirements are fluid and dynamic so please always refer to this page for details and the most up-to-date information.
  • Posted February 24, 2022: Updates to the Healthy Measures, COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirements, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sections were made.

  • Email sent: February 11, 2022
    Subject line: Update to vaccination requirements for RSAC 2022

    Dear RSAC 2022 Registrant,

    There has been a change to the COVID-19 vaccination requirements to attend RSA Conference 2022, now offering the option to provide a negative COVID-19 test in lieu of the Booster. Please read on for details.

    The City of San Francisco revised their COVID-19 Health Order on January 26, 2022 that states as of February 1, 2022 all individuals must be Fully Vaccinated and should be Up-to-Date (including having a Booster if Booster-eligible) to attend RSAC. However, if you’re Booster-eligible and haven’t received the Booster by May 30, 2022, you can alternately show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to be allowed entrance into the Conference. Self-administered antigen testing is acceptable if there is third-party verification.

    We thank you for your patience and understanding as these requirements are fluid and dynamic. Please continue to refer to our Health & Safety Hub for details and the most up-to-date information.

    Sincerely,
    RSA Conference

  • Email sent: January 24, 2022
    Subject line: Changes to Vaccination Requirements for RSAC 2022

    Dear RSAC 2022 Registrant,

    We’re looking forward to seeing you at RSAC 2022 June 6 – 9 in San Francisco! There’s been an important change to the vaccination requirements to attend Conference that we want to make sure you’re aware of:

    As of February 1, 2022 the City of San Francisco requires all those attending events with 500 or more people, and therefore RSA Conference 2022, to be Fully Vaccinated and Up-to-Date on their COVID-19 vaccinations which includes completing the full initial course of vaccination AND receiving a COVID-19 Booster when the individual becomes eligible. Please visit our Health & Safety Hub for more details.

    If you’re unable to join us due to the vaccination requirements update, you can request a refund for your Conference pass by emailing us or calling at US toll-free: 844-201-6576 or International: +1 781-222-0051. You can also change to a Digital Pass. You can cancel or change your registration without incurring a fee until February 4, 2022.

    If you still plan to attend in June with the pass you’re currently registered for, no action is needed from you at this time.

    Sincerely,
    RSA Conference

  • Posted January 12, 2022: Updates to the Healthy Measures, COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirements, Face Mask Mandate, External ResourcesFrequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sections of the website were made.
  • Posted January 12, 2022: As of February 1, 2022, The City of San Francisco will require all those attending RSAC 2022 to be Fully Vaccinated and Up-to-Date on their COVID-19 vaccination which includes completing the full initial course of vaccination AND receiving a COVID-19 Booster shot when the individual becomes eligible. The deadline to be Up-to-Date on Vaccination enabling you to attend RSAC 2022 in-person is May 28, 2022. Also, all those attending RSAC 2022 will need to wear a well-fitted mask while indoors.
  • Posted December 22, 2021: With public health and safety as the top priority, RSA Conference has elected to move its 2022 event from February to June 6-9, 2022. The physical event will remain in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. RSA Conference will contact all registered attendees, speakers, event sponsors, exhibitors, and partners regarding the postponement and will be updating the website as information is available. Please continue to visit this page for regular updates and until then, please stay safe.

  • Email sent: December 22, 2021
    Subject line: Announcement: RSAC 2022 date changes to June 2022

    Dear RSAC 2022 Registrant,

    In the interest of the health and safety of our community, we’ve made the difficult decision to move RSAC 2022 from February 2022 to June 6-9, 2022.

    We are extremely disappointed to share that we’re not able to gather in-person this February, but we firmly believe that with the surge in COVID-19 cases around the world, this is the responsible step to take to ensure our community stays healthy and can focus on protecting our critical systems and businesses against ever-present cyber threats.   

    In the spirit of transparency, I wanted to reach out to you personally to let you know of our plans and share that we’ll be providing much more detail in the days and weeks to come. Know that our goal is to deliver an exceptional in-person experience for the RSAC community.  

    A few things we know today:

    • The official dates are June 6-9, 2022 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
    • If you plan to join us in June, we will roll your Conference pass over for you and you don't need to do anything.
    • If you’re unable to join us in June, you can request a refund for your Conference pass or switch to a Digital Pass by emailing us or calling at US toll-free: 844-201-6576 or International: +1 781-222-0051.
    • You can cancel or change your registration without incurring a fee until January 21, 2022.


    If you booked a hotel room(s) through RSAC and our partner, onPeak, you’ll receive a cancellation message from onPeak today. Meanwhile, we’ll be working through hotel details to finalize the RSA Conference hotel blocks for June 2022 and expect to reach out to you in late February with a process to rebook your room(s).

    I wish you a happy holiday season and I look forward to greeting you in-person in San Francisco come June 6-9, 2022. 

    Kind Regards,
    Linda Gray Martin
    Vice President, RSA Conference

  • Posted December 15, 2021: We are in the early days of understanding the important details about the COVID-19 Omicron variant and we are actively tracking the emerging news.
  • Post made on December 15, 2021 to “Travel to the U.S.” section
  • Post made on December 2, 2021 to “Travel to the U.S.” section
  • Post made on October 25, 2021 to “Travel to the U.S.” section
  • Post made on September 21, 2021 to “Travel to the U.S.” section