The Linux Foundation Legal Summit

Health & Safety

Updated January 12, 2023

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

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS

Masks

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 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.

ONSITE HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES

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 CDC 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.

The United States COVID-Related Entry Requirements

If you are traveling to the United States, review the entry requirements from your country of origin here. With the ever-changing COVID-19 guidelines, we highly suggest visiting the CDC 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.

RESOURCES & GUIDANCE

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 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 911 or go directly to the Emergency Room.

In-Person Testing Locations
24-hour Hospital

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

900 Hyde St, 
San Francisco, CA 94109

+1 (415) 353-6000

Call 911 for an Ambulance

11-minute walk from the venue
4-minute drive from the venue

URGENT CARE

Carbon Health Urgent Care San Francisco – Civic Center

1390 Market St, #109
San Francisco CA 94102

+1 (415) 918-5766

Hours:
7 days a week
9:00am – 7:00pm

18-minute walk from the venue
11-minute drive from the venue

Pharmacy

Walgreens Pharmacy

135 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

+1 (415) 391-7222

Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 am –1:30pm, 2:00–7:00pm
Sunday: Closed

5-minute walk from the venue
4-minute drive from the venue

Taxi

Yellow Cab Of San Francisco

+1 (415) 333-3333

Should you end up testing positive for COVID:
  • 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.
  • Please 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. The facility at which you test positive will notify the Department of Health if deemed necessary by local guidelines for contact tracing purposes.
  • You will not be able to return to the event.
  • Email Angela Brown, SVP & GM of Events, at angela@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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 events@linuxfoundation.org.