Open Source Summit

Health & Safety

This page will be updated regularly with information about our plan for health and safety protocols onsite at Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference + OSPOCon 2021.  Our attendees’ health and safety remains our top priority as we continue to monitor COVID-19 and look to the venue, local, state, CDC, and WHO guidelines to make the best and most informed decisions around onsite safety and requirements. 

We are also working with a consultant, Dr. Joel Selanikio, former CDC epidemiologist and outbreak investigator, to ensure we are meeting all requirements to ensure attendee health and safety onsite. Dr. Selanikio served as a consultant epidemiologist to the DC Department of Health and to FEMA for the COVID-19 response over 2020-21.

Check back soon for additional guidance and protocols.

Current Onsite Requirements

In-person attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and will need to comply with all on-site health measures, in accordance with The Linux Foundation Code of Conduct. Fully vaccinated is defined as being two weeks out from receiving the final dose of a government-approved vaccine.

Accepted Vaccines

All vaccines approved for emergency or full use by the World Health Organization will be accepted for in-person attendance at this event. These currently include vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, J&J/Janssen, Sinopharm, Sinovac, and AstraZeneca. This list will be updated as new vaccines are accepted.

Current Onsite Health & Safety Measures

We are working with the venue and local municipalities to provide the following safety measures for our event:

  • Rigorous onsite cleaning and sanitizing of all touch points
  • Temperature checks, where applicable
  • Masks, where applicable. Attendees can expect that there will be elements of the event where masks will be required.
  • Sneeze guards in the registration and food & beverage stations
  • Monitoring of COVID-19 symptoms
  • Use of a digitally secure vaccine verification app to provide vaccination clearance safely and privately

At minimum, we will be following all mandated venue, municipality and CDC guidelines.

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