Health measures

The health and safety of our customers, partners and employees remains our top priority. At the AWS Summit Washington, DC 2021, the following health measures will be in place. All attendees are required to comply with the health measures. Signage and additional staffing will be in place to support health measures. Revisions will be made in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and federal, state, and local requirements.


Vaccinations

All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to checking in at the event. Fully vaccinated is defined by the CDC as two weeks after a second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.


Record of COVID-19 vaccination must be provided at onsite check-in. Acceptable records include your physical COVID-19 vaccination/immunization card, a photo of the front and back of your vaccination/immunization card, or a digital verification from a smartphone application. The name on your vaccination record must match your government issued ID.


Masks

Masks are required for everyone at the AWS Summit Washington, DC. This policy is in accordance with the District of Columbia (DC) government indoor mask mandate that went into effect July 31, 2021.


A mask is defined by the CDC as two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric used to completely cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides of the face. Attendees may provide their own mask that complies with this guidance, or use a mask provided by AWS. Face shields, bandannas, and masks with ventilation will not be allowed. Masks may be removed while eating and drinking.


Personal protective equipment

Amazon Web Services (AWS) will make masks available for attendees who need them. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the event space.


Frequently asked questions

Do you require those attending the Summit to be vaccinated against COVID-19?

Yes. All attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the Summit in-person this year.


What date do I need to be vaccinated by to at the AWS Summit Washington, DC?

Fully vaccinated is defined by the CDC as two weeks after a second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. All attendees need to receive their second dose in a 2-dose series, or a single-dose vaccine no later than September 14, 2021 to attend the first day of the Summit on September 28, 2021.


How do I verify my COVID-19 vaccination to attend the Summit?

Bring a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status to onsite check-in. Acceptable records include your physical COVID-19 vaccination/immunization card, a photo of the front and back of your vaccination/immunization card, or a digital verification from a smartphone application. The name on your vaccination record must match your government issued ID.


Will I also need to provide proof of a COVID-19 booster shot to attend the Summit?

No. Fully vaccinated is defined by the CDC as two weeks after a second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.


Can I attend with proof of a negative COVID-19 test instead of proof of vaccination against COVID-19?

No. A negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted as a substitution for being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Local testing resources can be accessed on the DC COVID-19 testing page, however a negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted as a substitution for being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Will you accept record of a COVID-19 vaccine that is authorized or approved by the national health authority of the country where I got my vaccine, but is not U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved or emergency use authorized (EUA)?

Yes. We will accept record of COVID-19 vaccinations authorized or approved by the national health authority of the country where it was administered. Unless otherwise defined by your national health authority, we will consider you fully vaccinated two weeks after your second dose in a 2-dose series or single-dose vaccine.


Will you accept record of a mixed (heterologous) regime of COVID-19 vaccinations if authorized or approved by the national health authority of the country where I got my vaccine?

Yes. If receiving two doses of different COVID-19 vaccine products is authorized or approved by the national health authority of the country where they are administered, we will still consider you fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after your second dose in the 2-dose series.


Will exceptions to your COVID-19 vaccine requirement be accepted?

No. Exceptions cannot be accommodated. Those who cannot comply with the vaccine requirement can join a select number streamed sessions virtually. Register now.


Are masks required at the Summit?

Yes. Masks are required for everyone at the Summit per the July 31 mandate from the DC mayor’s office. A mask is defined by the CDC as two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric used to completely cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides of the face. Attendees may provide their own mask that complies with this guidance, or use a mask provided by AWS. Face shields, bandannas, and masks with ventilation will not be allowed. Masks may be removed while eating and drinking.


Will food and beverages still be offered?

Yes. Conference meals will be offered. We will follow all local and venue guidelines for service.


Will I be required to maintain 6-foot (2 meter) distancing from other attendees?

No. You will not be required to maintain 6-foot (2 meter) distancing during the event.


What happens if someone tests positive for COVID-19 following the Summit?

If you test positive for COVID-19, report your diagnosis to the local health authority. If a positive COVID-19 diagnosis is disclosed to AWS, contact tracing measures will be completed in partnership with health authorities.


Please note, to attend the AWS Summit Washington, DC in-person, a negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted as a substitution for being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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