COVID-19 Response & Protocols

COVID-19 Response & Protocols

The health and safety of our employees and attendees are a priority. The venue, service providers, and GBTA will work together to take reasonable precautions to follow any CDC or local government guidelines for health and safety at events.

Aligned with California Department of Public Health guidance, GBTA will not require attendees to present proof of vaccination, submit a negative COVID-10 test, nor participate in daily health checks to obtain entry into the Convention Center or any GBTA Convention activities. In accordance with CDPH guidance, masks are not required to be worn during Convention. These measures are still recommended, if you so choose on a personal basis, for your safety and the safety of others.

If national, state, or local public health guidance changes before Convention begins, we will update our protocols and our attendees accordingly. To note, inbound international travelers to the United States are still required to fulfill any entry requirements mandated by the U.S.

GBTA expects all attendees to comply with protocols throughout the event. Should an attendee be found violating protocols multiple times, GBTA will ask the attendee to leave the event at which point the attendee will not be allowed to return and their event registration will be canceled. Registration cancellation may result in financial responsibility for the attendee. GBTA will not provide reimbursement or credit of any kind incurred resulting from non-compliance and cancellation. Thank you in advance for helping us demonstrate safe event protocols to the industry!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is proof of Vaccination and a COVID-19 test required?
  • Aligned with California Department of Public Health guidance, GBTA will not require attendees to present proof of vaccination, submit a negative COVID-10 test, nor participate in daily health checks to obtain entry into the Convention Center or any GBTA Convention activities.
Will I be required to wear a mask?
  •  In accordance with CDPH guidance, masks are not required to be worn during Convention. 
What is the status of SDCC security?
  • The SDCC maintains twenty-four (24) hour building security in the public halls, corridors, and grounds.
  • The Security Command Center is staffed by SDCC security officers twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.  Security officers are on duty twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
What are the precautions at Convention hotels?

Hotel Health & Safety Information is available on the housing portal that can be accessed after you have registered for the conference. If you have any questions, please contact GBTAconvention@onpeak.com.

Where can I find the latest transportation information?
How do I find out more about the San Diego International Airport (SAN)?
Is testing available at San Diego International Airport (SAN)?
  • SAN has an on-site COVID-19 testing option for travelers wanting to get tested before their trip. Appointments are required and there is a fee for tests. Please visit Carbon Health’s website for more information.
Where are the nearest COVID-19 testing locations in San Diego?

Testing Centers near the SDCC: View the list of testing centers or visit https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Nearby/index.html?appid=43118dc0d5d348d8ab20a81967a15401.

You may need to schedule an appointment so plan accordingly!

What is the Attendee/Exhibitor Personal Safety Commitment?
  • By registering and attending GBTA Convention 2022, you agree to comply with all Terms and Conditions, such as but not limited to standards of behavior, and engage in certain health-and-safety conduct as directed by state/local laws while attending the event.  This includes, but is not limited to, submitting to daily temperature checks/screenings, wearing a mask at all times in public areas, engaging in appropriate physical distancing, and not attending the event if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
  • In light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19, individuals who fall within any of the categories below should not attend the GBTA Convention. By attending the GBTA Convention, you certify that you do not fall into any of the following categories:
    • Individuals who currently or within the past fourteen (14) days have experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, among others.
    • Individuals who have traveled at any point in the past fourteen (14) days either internationally or to a community in the U.S. that has experienced or is experiencing sustained community spread of COVID-19; or
    • Individuals who believe that they may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the health care team responsible for their treatment.
  • You agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath) and contact GBTA if you experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days after participating in the GBTA Convention. For symptoms of COVID-19, see Symptoms of COVID-19 | CDC.
Which vaccines are approved by the WHO?

We will update this section with more information as it becomes available. This is a very fluid time, and we will continue to evaluate what is needed to ensure you are comfortable and we meet safely. We will keep all participants updated as we get closer to the event.

Questions?

Have a question about what GBTA and the San Diego Convention Center are doing to ensure the healthy and safety of our attendees? Email conventionhelp@gbta.org.