Health and Safety in San Antonio
Coming together safely for the 2021 International Conference is our #1 priority.
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VRMA continues to monitor and assess the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel and in-person events. We are working closely with the Henry B. González Convention Center on measures to help mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We also are following CDC guidance, as well as local, state, and federal guidelines.
Please use the links* below to stay current on guidelines and recommendations, safety procedures, tools, and research to help inform your decision to attend.
|9/30/21 UPDATE: By participating in the 2021 VRMA International Conference, you agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath) and contact VRMA at 202-367-2403 or by email if you experience symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days after the event concludes.|
|9/29/21 UPDATE: Prior to arriving onsite in San Antonio, please read the following health screening questions closely. If your answer to any of the questions is "yes," please notify VRMA at 202-367-2403 or by email and consider staying home.|
|8/24/21 UPDATE: In August, the city of San Antonio announced that it will follow the current CDC recommendations to require all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks indoors in all its public facilities. This applies to the Henry B. González Convention Center during the International Conference.|
- Visit San Antonio: San Antonio "Know Before You Travel" Guide
- Visit San Antonio: COVID-19 Testing Resources for Attendees
- Texas Health & Human Services
- City of San Antonio
- Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce: COVID Digital Resource Center
- Biotechnology Innovation Organization: COVID Vaccine Facts
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce: COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
- National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Guide to State Actions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a checklist of standard protocols to follow while traveling to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus:
- Clean your hands often
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Wear a face covering in public
- Cover coughs and sneezes
Additional CDC resources:
- CDC FAQs, Print Resources, and Videos
- CDC When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated
- CDC When to Quarantine
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) White House/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Fact Sheet
Your airline is the best source for personal safety protocols at the gate and on the airplane. Be sure to visit your airline website the week you are traveling and sign up for notifications related to your trip.
The San Antonio International Airport website has a Coronavirus Information page that is updated with information about what they are doing and what travelers should expect when arriving and departing from San Antonio.
* Will direct you to third-party sites; site content subject to change.