Health and Safety

CERAWeek 2022 Health and Safety-at-a-Glance
  • Masks required at all times
  • Proof of vaccination required
  • Covid testing required
  • Hand sanitizing stations offered throughout
  • Minimized capacity and social distancing
  • Enhanced cleaning standards

CERAWEEK 2022 COVID PROTOCOLS

In order to receive a badge at check-in: 

1. Delegates are required to show proof of full vaccination based on CDC guidelines. 

  • Prior to the event, we will send you a link to our third-party health and safety app where you can upload your proof of vaccination (as well as negative test results). This will allow us to quickly verify your status and move you through check in and badging expeditiously. 
  • If you prefer, you may bring the proof of vaccination and testing results onsite for verification. 
  • On site assistance will be offered to help with the verification process, if needed. 

2. Delegates are required to show proof of negative RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test taken within 36 hours prior to arrival at event check-in. Options include: 

  • Administered RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen test -- available onsite at cost (see below*), starting Saturday, March 5th through Friday, March 11th at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Test results from on-site administered tests will be uploaded into your app for presentation at the registration desk to receive your badge; 
  • Certificate from [Written proof of] an administered test by a COVID-19 testing facility such as a local drug store or medical provider
  • As specified by CDC guidelines, a home test verification may be done if completed through a telehealth service affiliated with the manufacturer of the test that provides real-time supervision remotely through an audio and video connection. The telehealth provider must confirm your identity, observe the sample collection and testing procedures, confirm the test result, and issue a report that meets the requirements of CDC; or 
  • Please note: In order to minimize delays at check-in, we encourage delegates to test (either via telehealth or administered) prior to arrival

3. Delegates are required to sign a health attestation at check-in 

Additional safety precautions include: 

  • Masks are required in public settings, when not actively eating or drinking. KN95 and surgical masks will be made available at the conference. 
  • Social distancing is recommended in public spaces These requirements and protocols are in place unless otherwise required by law.
  • Please note that some delegates may feel uncomfortable with shaking hands.

*Testing Costs (to be paid by delegate): 

  • Rapid Antigen Test - $90.00 USD 
  • PCR Test – $160.00 USD

Accepted COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccines Approved or Authorized by the US Food and Drug AdministrationVaccines Listed for emergency use (EUL) by the World Health Organization
Single Dose
  • Janssen/J&J
  • Janssen/J&J
2-dose series
  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • AstraZeneca
  • Covishield
  • BIBP/Sinopharm
  • Sinovac
  • Bharat/Biotech (COVAXIN)
  • Novavax/Covovax

What to Expect at CERAWeek 2022

Before you leave

Take a COVID-19 RT-PCR or rapid antigen test within 36 hours prior to your arrival at the event.  

International delegates: Please ensure you are up to date on the latest US entry requirements. Click here for more info. 

Onsite

Show proof of full vaccination prior to entering the event 

Show negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen test within 36 hours prior to your arrival at the event.  

Agree to wear a face covering over both nose and mouth while not actively eating or drinking indoors. N95 and KN95 masks are encouraged. 

Follow good hygiene, washing and sanitizing hands regularly.

Follow social distancing recommendations in public spaces 

If necessary, book a RT-PCR or Rapid test prior to returning home.  Testing will be made available onsite to delegates. *Cost to be covered by delegate

If you would like to be tested on-site, please complete your payment online and show the confirmation email at the testing center. You will need to login with your CERAWeek registration credentials.

Testing will be available on-site:

  • Saturday, March 5 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Hilton Americas, Level 2)
  • Sunday, March 6 9:00 am – 11:00 pm (George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 2)
  • Monday, March 7 6:00 am – 11:00 pm (George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 2)
  • Tuesday, March 8 6:00 am – 9:00 pm (George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 2)
  • Wednesday, March 9 6:30 am – 8:30 pm (George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 2)
  • Thursday, March 10 6:30 am – 7:30 pm (George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 2)
  • Friday, March 11 6:30 am – 2:30 pm (George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 2)

To guide our planning and to take responsible and effective actions to address COVID-19 risks, we have retained an internationally renowned epidemiologist, Dr. James LeDuc, and have consulted with a group of medical experts actively engaged in addressing the business and organizational impacts of COVID-19. Dr. Le Duc is a leading authority and former director of the Galveston National Laboratory, a premier national facility at the University of Texas that has been involved in testing COVID-19 vaccines. Prior to that, Dr. Le Duc was the Influenza Coordinator and Director of the Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. 

Our consultations with Dr. Le Duc and other experts are guiding our approach to CERAWeek, taking into account infection trends, recovery patterns, and the impact of vaccines and boosters in preventing infections and hospitalizations. For all of us, these are issues of foremost concern. Our health and safety guidelines for CERAWeek 2022 will continue to evolve as we consult with our health experts and our CERAWeek Partners. 

Our guidelines will also reflect the latest recommendations by the CDC, WHO, and other relevant health and government organizations. 

Venue Measures

Hilton Americas Safety Measures

During your hotel stay or your visit to the conference, you will find the Hilton has taken additional measures beyond their industry-leading cleaning standards as part of the Hilton CleanStay program. Pillars of the program include: 

  • Readily available hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipe stations 
  • Increased cleaning and amenity changes 
  • A partnership with Reckitt, makers of Lysol, to bring over 200 years of cutting-edge science and research in human health 
  • Enhanced surface disinfection in guest rooms 
  • Ability to customize your housekeep preferences 
  • Contactless check-in, room service, amenities, and more 

George R. Brown (GRB) Convention Center Safety Measures 

The GRB has implemented the following additional safety measures: 

  • In addition to the 40 permanent hand-sanitizing stations, 15 stand-up portable sanitizing units have been added to the facility. 
  • Additional signage and digital messaging have been posted throughout the GRB, theater district facilities, and convention host hotels promoting good personal hygiene. 
  • Hospital grade disinfectants are being utilized and sanitation methods have increased in high-traffic areas, such as on escalators and handrails. 
  • Cleaning crews are required to wear latex gloves and wash their hands immediately after removing the gloves. 
  • Escalator hand rails, doors and hardware are being sanitized throughout the day.