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Health & Safety

Updated May 4, 2023

Our attendees’ health and safety remain our top priority as we continue to monitor COVID-19 and look to local, SpF-DMI and WHO guidelines to make the best and most informed decisions around onsite safety and requirements.



Masks are recommended, but not required, to be worn at the event.

Vaccine OR Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement

At this time, proof of vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test is NOT required to attend the event in person.

All in-person attendance requirements are subject to change based on local guidelines. Registered attendees will be notified 1 month prior to the event of any updates to our mask mandate and other on-site health & safety requirements.


Please expect the following measures to be in place at the event.

  • Event signage indicating required health and safety protocols
  • Onsite cleaning and sanitizing of all touch points
  • Sanitized microphones between each speaker’s use
  • Plentiful sanitation stations onsite and personal hand sanitizer bottles and wipes available for participants
  • Wearable Indicators of Social Distance Comfort Levels
    • We will provide a wearable indicator of social distance comfort levels for event participants to wear onsite (optional but encouraged). Participants are asked to be respectful of each other’s comfort level on social distance.
  • The Linux Foundation does not allow firearms or other weapons, regardless of whether they are permitted or not, or whether they are concealed or not, to be brought into our events. By registering for the event, you are agreeing that you understand this policy and will not bring a firearm or other weapons into the event.

At a minimum, we will be following all mandated venue, municipality, and SpF-DMI guidelines. This list, and all protocols, are subject to change should there be a change if local municipality and health agency guidelines indicate or require that they should change. We will do everything we can to provide any updates as early as possible.

France COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

If you are traveling to France, review the COVID-19 related entry requirements here. With the ever-changing COVID-19 guidelines, we highly suggest visiting the France Ministry of the Interior and Overseas website regularly for the most up-to-date information as your trip nears. Changes and updates are typically marked at the top of the page. Read carefully to ensure you have the most recent information regarding travel rules and regulations based on your country of origin. The requirements may change so continue to check back regularly.

Travel Advisories

The safety and security of all attendees at our event is our top priority. We are aware of the current situation in Paris and the U.S. Embassy’s advice for U.S. citizens to avoid demonstrations and areas with increased police activity, and to monitor local news outlets such as France 24, RFI, and The Local for updates. If you reside outside of the U.S., please check the guidance from your local authorities.

The event venue is located 7km from current protest sights, but please be advised that the locations of protests are not always known in advance, so it is important to stay informed about the latest developments. We encourage all attendees to exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings at all times.

In the event of any safety concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have plans in place to respond to emergencies and are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all attendees. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


What should I do if I am onsite and not feeling well?

If you aren’t feeling well, please watch for COVID-19 symptoms. Depending on your symptoms and how unwell you feel, please take an at-home COVID-19 test (we highly recommend traveling with your own tests) or go to the nearest testing facility, urgent care, or hospital.

If you have chest pain or shortness of breath, we advise you to call 112 or go directly to the Emergency Room.

Should you end up testing positive for COVID-19:
  • Follow the guidance of the testing facility, urgent care, or hospital that you visited in order to best protect yourself, as well as the community.
  • You will not be able to return to the event.
  • Email Emily Ruf, Senior Event Manager, at eruf@linuxfoundation.org, to let us know. While we will need to let event participants know that someone onsite tested positive for COVID-19, we will not disclose your name.


Will I be required to wear a mask?

No, you are not required to wear a mask at any time during the event.

Am I required to have the COVID-19 vaccination OR present a negative COVID-19 test to attend the event?

No, you are not required.

Who can I contact with additional questions if my questions aren’t answered here?

You can contact us at lfenergy-events@linuxfoundation.org.




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