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Health & Safety

Updated July 19, 2023

Onsite Health & Safety

Check this page for updates about health and safety recommendations.

Our community’s well-being is extremely important to us, and creating a safe, worry-free event is our top priority. We will adjust our health and safety protocols as needed while updating this page with information about plans for our attendees onsite. We continue to look to local municipality guidelines to make the best and most informed decisions around onsite safety and requirements. All in-person attendance requirements are subject to change based on local guidelines.

Health Measures

COVID-19

Masks are recommended, but not required, to attend this event. There are no vaccine or testing requirements to attend this event. These are both subject to change based on local municipality requirements and any changes in COVID-19.

If you are traveling from abroad, review the entry requirements from your country of origin here. Currently, there are no vaccination or testing requirements to enter The United States. Requirements may change so check back regularly.

We encourage all attendees to take a COVID-19 self-test prior to traveling to the event and when they return home. Remain at home if you test positive or feel ill.

Masks

We encourage high-risk individuals, and those with family or colleagues who are at a higher risk of getting COVID-19, to consider wearing a high-quality mask recommended by health agencies. We also ask that you respect those around you who choose to wear a mask. A limited number of masks will be available upon request at Registration onsite.

Vaccines

We encourage flu shots, COVID-19 vaccination and boosters to reduce the threat of illness.

Onsite Personal Protection

  • If you feel ill while at the event, please take a COVID-19 self-test and isolate as needed.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the event venue.
  • A limited supply of face masks will be available upon request at Registration.
  • We respectfully remind all attendees, speakers, sponsors, and staff to:
    • Stay home if you experience any cold or flu-like symptoms.
    • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
    • Stay healthy! Engage in responsible health practices such as avoiding touching eyes/nose/mouth with unwashed hands.
  • We’ll be providing a wearable indicator that shows your comfort level with social distancing. While it’s optional to wear, we highly encourage participants to use it.

Food Allergies

The Linux Foundation believes it’s essential to prioritize the safety and well-being of all attendees, including those with food allergies.

  • We aim to provide a variety of choices to cater to various needs such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free.
  • All food items will be clearly labeled at the event, indicating the ingredients used and any potential allergens present.

If you have a food allergy we need to be aware of, please email us at events@lfnetworking.org.

Safety Resources & Tips

Attendee safety is our top priority. Always exercise common sense and good judgment when traveling.

General Safety

  • When walking around the city, remember to take off your conference badge.
  • Safety in numbers: Exploring the city can be safer when done with a friend or colleague.
  • Walk with purpose and stick to well-lit areas and on main streets.  
  • If alone after dark, use a ride service such as Lyft, Uber or a taxi. 
  • Save the address and phone number of where you’re staying in your phone.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and keep your eyes up and not on your phone.
  • If something doesn’t feel right, walk into a business/hotel for help.
  • Be careful and alert when using a cash machine.
  • Carry your purse or wallet safely. Purses should be closed and held in front of your body. Wallets should be carried in a front pants pocket or in an interior jacket pocket.

When Visiting Any Venue

  • Know where you are; the venue name, street address or cross street.
  • Take a moment to identify at least two exit routes from any building or event and emergency exit signs.
  • If an alarm sounds, evacuate immediately. Follow directions from First Responders and venue staff.
  • Do not carry any unnecessary valuables with you, or leave personal items unattended.
  • Do not leave drinks unattended, or accept open drinks or food products from strangers.

Emergency Evacuations

  • In the event of an emergency evacuation, make your way quickly and calmly to an emergency exit. Be aware of any hazards or dangers around you and proceed to a safe area.
  • Follow the advice of venue staff, security personnel and First Responders.
  • Do not put yourself in danger by stopping to collect belongings unless directed by First Responders.

Medical Resources

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Hospital

O’Connor Hospital

24-Hour Hospital

2105 Forest Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

10-mile drive from venue

408-947-2500

Dial 911 for emergencies

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URGENT CARE

Carbon Health Urgent Care San Jose – Modera San Pedro Square

28 N. Almaden Ave #10
San Jose, CA 95110

1-mile drive from venue

408-516-1949

Hours:
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Every Day

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Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

95 Holger Way
San Jose, CA 95134

2-mile drive from venue

408-834-1528

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

In an Emergency

Always dial 911.

Safety & Trauma Resources

Police

San Jose Police Department

201 W. Mission Street
San Jose, CA 95110

408-277-8900

Dial 911 for emergencies

Sexual Assault Hotline

Monterey County Rape Crisis Center

24 Hour Helpline: 831-375-4357

San Jose Police Department

201 W. Mission Street,
San Jose, CA 95110

408-277-8900

Dial 911 for emergencies

Taxi

Yellow Taxi Cab California

650-993-3500

Code of Conduct

By attending or participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Linux Foundation Code of Conduct.

Please contact the onsite contact, located at the Registration desk, Emily Ruf, Senior Event Manager, or Angela Brown, SVP & GM of Events at angela@linuxfoundation.org if you believe you’ve observed or experienced a violation of the Code of Conduct.

Weapon Policy

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.

Questions

Contact us at events@lfnetworking.org for any questions you may have.