Health and Safety Info

Policies and Event Terms to Control the Spread of COVID-19 AND OTHER VIRAL COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

Your Health and Safety is our top priority

We are excited to be In-Person for the Grace Hopper Celebration 2023 (“GHC 23 Event”)! To ensure everyone has equitable access to the experience, we have instituted policies to safeguard the health of all individuals who attend (“Attendees”). Attendees are required to abide by all Health and Safety Policies and Terms in exchange for the opportunity to attend the In-Person event, reserves the right to update these Policies and Terms at any time without notice.  Travelling to and attending large scale events involves the risk of sickness, including sickness from COVID-19.   

For personal safety and risk reduction, all attendees are recommended to wear N95 or KN95 masks while travelling to and from GHC 23 as well as onsite in Orlando and at the Event. At GHC 23, masks will be provided to attendees upon request. is actively monitoring the health and safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control as well as state and local health departments and we will adjust our policies as needed.  

We require attendees to abide by any applicable rules of conduct or local or state laws that may be announced at any time before or during the event, which may include wearing personal protective gear, engaging in social distancing, agreeing to temperature checks or COVID-19 testing requirements, or providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or negative COVID-19 test.  

Come Healthy; Stay Healthy

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death, and one of many transmissible diseases that might be circulating within the population. To protect the health of other persons with underlying medical conditions (like chronic lung diseases, heart conditions, diabetes, smoking, etc.), those pregnant and recently pregnant, and older adults are at increased risk for severe illness, Attendees who are under isolation or quarantine orders must not attend the GHC 23 Event.

By attending the GHC 23 Event, you agree to comply with all health and safety policies, and you confirm that you are not:

Experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at, including:

  • · Fever or chills
  • · Cough
  • · Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • · Fatigue
  • · Muscle or body aches
  • · Headache
  • · New loss of taste or smell
  • · Sore throat

  • · Congestion or runny nose
  • · Nausea or vomiting
  • · Diarrhea
  • · In contact with or have been in contact with, someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 10-day quarantine
  • · Under any self-quarantine orders

Other Health Protection Policies

To further safeguard Attendees health, we recommend Attendees follow a no-contact protocol and use of the provided facilities to sanitize hands.

  • · Avoid Contact Assist in minimizing disease transmission by minimizing physical contact. Elbow bumps are a great alternative to handshakes.
  • · Hand Sanitizer Stations We will have hand washing facilities and/or sanitizing systems easily accessible to everyone throughout the GHC 23 Event.

Physical Security and Safety Measures

To protect Attendees physical safety, the GHC 23 Event works with security partners, venue security teams, and local law enforcement to plan and implement security measures aimed at best mitigating risks to the general safety and well-being of all attendees. If you see or experience a physical threat to yourself or others, witness any suspicious activity or encounter an emergency situation, please call 911 immediately and notify the nearest security personnel.

These Event Terms Apply to All Attendees – Read them Carefully


  • · You acknowledge that attending the GHC Event is of value to you and that you accept the risk of being exposed to viral communicable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19. Therefore, you have chosen to accept the risk of exposure to such diseases and agree that you are personally responsible for your safety and actions while attending the GHC 23 Event;
  • · You, for yourself, your family, successors, and assigns hereby forever release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue, its board of directors, board members, officers, agents, servants, affiliates, employees, successors, and assigns (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by you related to any viral communicable disease, including COVID-19, while participating in any activity associated with the GHC 23 Event; and
  • · You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all costs, expenses, damages, claims, lawsuits, judgments, losses, and/or liabilities (including attorney fees) arising either directly or indirectly from or related to any and all claims made by or against any of the Released Parties due to bodily injury, death, loss of use, monetary loss, or any other injury from or related to your attendance at the GHC 23 Event specifically related to COVID-19 or any other viral communicable disease.


  • · The coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic and is very contagious.
  • · Like other viral communicable diseases, COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death.
  • · shall take and will continue to take all reasonable precautions to prevent against the presence and spread of viral communicable diseases such as COVID-19, but cannot and does not guarantee against exposure; and therefore, in choosing to attend the GHC 23 EVENT you acknowledge that you are assuming a risk that you may be exposing yourself to viral communicable diseases such as COVID-19 and any and all associated potential health risks.

Consult your Resources

We strongly encourage all Attendees to visit to become familiar with and adhere to the current Florida State Covid-19 and United States Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) website to review current orders and updated information.

Thank you for your compliance with the GHC 23 Health and Safety Policies and Event Terms. Please direct questions to We look forward to spending a safe and healthy time with you at the GHC 23 Event!

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