SC21 Enhances Safety Measures with New COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for In-Person Attendees
Bronis R. de Supinski
SC21 General Chair
SC21 is just two months away, and I look forward to celebrating the many ways HPC is being used to tackle the world’s toughest challenges, unlock new discoveries and frontiers as we explore “Science & Beyond.”
Whether you’re traveling to St. Louis to attend in person, or joining the conference remotely, I know it will be an engaging, meaningful, and educational experience for all.
As we prepare to reconvene in-person again, the health and safety of all SC21 attendees continues to be the number-one priority. We continue to monitor trends and changes regarding the pandemic, and have further enhanced our health and safety guidelines. We will now require all in-person participants provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Stay tuned for details on the vaccine verification process in the near future for individuals and organizations to prepare accordingly.
These measures add to our existing health and safety guidelines, which include:
- Face Coverings: St. Louis currently requires those ages 5 and older to wear masks in indoor public spaces and on public transportation and SC21 may enforce additional requirements to align with CDC guidelines for masking and social distancing at the time of the meeting.
- Social Distancing: Space planning in all meeting rooms will enable the practice of social distancing.
- Hygiene: Sanitization products will be readily available.
- Cleaning: Our conference home – the America’s Center – has earned the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) STAR Facility Accreditation for their commitment to ensuring a clean, safe, and healthy environment for everyone within the facility.
For those of you who will be attending remotely, we are preparing a robust conference experience – from exhibits and workshops, to the keynote and panels. Please review the Remote Participation FAQ and the SC21 Registration page for the most up to date information.
We will continue to follow the recommended international, national, and local safety protocols for in-person events and you can find complete and updated details on the Health & Safety page.
In-person or via screen, I look forward to seeing you there!
Bronis R. de Supinski, SC21 General Chair
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory