February 17, 2022
Marriott Austin Downtown
UTC timezone

COVID-19 Protocol

OARC 37 COVID-19 Protocol

Admission Requirements

People attending OARC 37 onsite in Austin must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than February 2nd, 2022.

You are considered appropriately vaccinated at least 2 weeks after a mininum of the final dose in either a 2 dose vaccine series (Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca) or the single dose series (Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen) vaccine. If you do not meet these requirements, you are not appropriately vaccinated for this workshop, and we request that you join us for OARC 37 virtually.

People who cannot show proof of vaccination will be turned away. There will be no exceptions.

If you will attend NANOG 84 (taking place in the three days before OARC 37) in-person, we will consider your NANOG 84 name badge together with your personal ID as acceptable proof of vaccination.

There will be a requirement for appropriate vaccination in the registration agreement for those attending onsite in Austin.

Onsite Process

  • All onsite attendees will be required to validate their vaccination status by providing their vaccination record + I.D upon check-in
  • Acceptable proofs of vaccination include a CDC record card, or the documentation used to enter the US.
  • Temperature checks will be performed
  • All hotel staff, OARC staff and contractors will be required to wear masks for the duration of the conference

Encouraged Behaviours

Where available, attendees should have included a booster shot in their COVID-19 vaccination course.

We also highly recommend that everyone attending onsite in Austin takes a Lateral Flow / Antigen Test on the day of the Workshop and stay away if they test positive for COVID-19.

Similarly, we strongly encourage people attending at onsite at the venue in Austin to wear a mask during the formal meeting sessions and comply with any other venue safety measures.

Those of you that feel uncomfortable traveling to Austin and have already paid for the in-person experience are welcomed to modify your meeting registration to the virtual option with no penalty. Please contact meeting@dns-oarc.net if you wish to change your registration type.

Likewise, if you have paid for a virtual attendance registration and wish to attend in person in Austin, you are welcome to modify your meeting registration to an in-person one by contacting meeting@dns-oarc.net and paying the difference in registration fee.

If onsite and you test positive for COVID-19 or become feverish or develop a cough, please stay in your room and notify meeting@dns-oarc.net to report your illness and seek medical attention.

We recommend that all OARC 37 attendees remain alert, monitor the situation and their own health, and consult information from official sources in their home country. Attendance at OARC37 is at your own risk, and OARC accepts no responsibility for any health consequences of doing so. Your own safety is ultimately your responsibility.