Coronavirus/COVID-19 and USENIX Conferences

Last updated on May 24, 2022

All 2022 USENIX events are currently scheduled to take place at their designated venues. Many will also include an option for virtual attendance; please see each event's website after registration opens for more information. Attending events in person will require proof of vaccination, the wearing of masks in all conference spaces, and social distancing. Please review our Health and Safety Plan below and view the Terms and Conditions of attendance on each conference's webpage after registration opens. The virtual attendance experience will be similar to recent USENIX virtual events.

USENIX reserves the right to update our plans and requirements for in-person attendance. Note that we will not make changes to any event's plans and requirements after registration has opened unless we determine that changing circumstances require further restrictions. We look forward to seeing many of you in person in 2022!

Health and Safety Plan

In preparation to return to in-person events, USENIX is committed to taking rigorous health and safety measures to provide as safe a meeting space as possible. We're working closely with event venues, and plan to follow all federal, state, local, and CDC guidelines. We appreciate the cooperation of all parties in adhering to these measures. USENIX will communicate any changes to this plan to registered attendees.

Prior to Arrival

  • Prepare to present your vaccination record card or electronic proof of vaccination, such as a vaccination passport or scan/photo of your card, to show that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The record should show your full name and dates of vaccinations and should match your photo identification card. Only those who have received a complete dose(s) of WHO-authorized COVID-19 vaccinations at least 14 days prior to checking in to the event are permitted to attend the event.
  • Stay home if you are ill, display signs of illness, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Attendees showing signs of illness will be asked to leave the event.
  • Pack enough face masks to use for the event and any flights and public transportation. N-95 or KN-95 masks are preferable; a face shield is not a substitute for a mask.
  • Bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates. Any update made after registration has opened would be to implement additional safety measures in response to changing circumstances. Such changes will be communicated to registered attendees and noted on the event’s terms and conditions page.

Upon Arrival

  • Allow extra time for arrival at the venue for vaccine verification.
  • Wear your mask at all times (except when actively eating or drinking), fully covering the nose, mouth, and chin. Attendees are responsible for providing their own masks; N-95 or KN-95 masks are preferable. Speakers are not required to mask while presenting their talk.
  • Be prepared to show your proof of COVID-19 vaccination and photo identification to a USENIX staff member.
  • Respect social distancing protocols; avoid touching others without explicit permission.
  • Regularly wash or sanitize your hands.
  • Follow all guidelines and USENIX staff instructions, whether written or verbal.
  • Do not enter the event if you feel unwell.

Need more information?

  • Email conference@usenix.org.
  • Speak to USENIX staff at the event.
  • Bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates.