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As we know by now, COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our world including the way we do business. Our attendees’ health and well-being remain our #1 priority and we will do everything in our power to keep you safe. 

Data Center World continues to monitor guidance about Covid-19 from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to provide a safe and healthy experience for all Data Center World participants. Enhanced measures are being implemented in accordance with state and local regulations, following the guidance of the CDC and abiding by Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standards

Data Center World - Health and Safety

At the event:

  • In line with CDC guidance, all Data Center World attendees are highly encouraged to wear a mask. We appreciate your compliance with this request

            - Face masks will be available for all event participants that would like one.
            - Austin Convention Center employees – including the food and beverage staff - will wear masks indoors.
            - DCW staff and our main contractors - like GES and our AV company - will also wear masks indoors.

  • All participants are asked to self-screen daily for symptoms of Covid or other illness and will not attend if experiencing any symptoms.

  • Where possible, contactless systems and processes will be implemented to minimize "touch points."

  • Program materials will be distributed electronically where possible.

  • We will carefully manage crowd densities and capacities.

  • The exhibition hall will be cleaned nightly.

  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available throughout the event.

Expectations for all event participants at the event:

  • Individuals who are immunocompromised or at high risk are encouraged to attend virtually. Virtual event will be limited in offerings. 

  • Individuals should not attend the event if they have tested positive for COVID19 within the last 10 days or if they are concerned that they have been exposed to the virus within the last 10 days and could possibly test positive.

  • Should an event participant test positive for COVID-19, register a temperature, or become ill during the event, he/she/they should observe recognized quarantining procedures.

  • All event participants are expected to observe and engage in recognized preventive actions to help ensure a safe environment, including frequent hand washing.


Please note that the CDC advises:

Vaccines: “Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Unvaccinated people should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated. With the Delta and Omicron variants, this is more urgent than ever.”

Unvaccinated individuals: “If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places.”

Fully vaccinated individuals: “To maximize protection from the Delta and Omicron variants and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.” 

Travel:

Data Center World recommends all participants review the CDC guidance on travel.

Be aware, the CDC requires masks at public transportation hubs and on all public transportation. This includes but is not limited to airports, flights, taxi/ride share, and local busses.    

Austin Convention Center:

Austin Convention Center has achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s(GBAC) Star Accreditation.

Austin Convention Center Quick Facts.

Austin Convention Center COVID-19 Resource Guide.