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SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2024
Austin Convention Center - Austin, Texas

Health & Safety

Health & Safety

We at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo are excited to welcome back our community to an in-person event. Our team is committed to creating an event experience where our customers, partners, and team members can safely and effectively learn, network and conduct business. Below you will find the COVID Protocols for our 2022 event. Please continue to check back as this information may change as the event gets closer.

Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID Test

HFSE will not be requiring proof of vaccination or negative test for the 2022 event, per updated Health Orderby the City of Long Beach, effective April 1st.

Learn more about the vaccine policy in the FAQ Sectionbelow.

Masks Optional

The current health orderfor the City of Long Beach states that masks will no longer be required for unvaccinated individuals, but will be strongly recommended for all individuals in most indoor settings.

Learn more about the mask policy in the FAQ Section below.


The Long Beach Convention Center (LBCC) will host HFSE 2022.

Learn more about the LBCC in the Section below.

Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test FAQs

What type of Covid-19 vaccination is required for entry into HFSE?

HFSE will not be requiring proof of vaccination or negative test for the 2022, per updated Health Orderby the City of Long Beach, effective April 1st.
I will need to schedule a PCR covid test before returning to my home country, does HFSE offer testing services? If not, can you provide locations close to the Convention Center that may offer such services?

HFSE will not have testing available on-site but there are several testing options in Long Beach near the Convention Center.

Mask FAQs

What type of masks are acceptable?

Masks should have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric. Two- or three-layer disposable medical masks are acceptable.

Is there a specific way I must wear my mask while inside the Long Beach Convention Center?

Masks must be placed over your nose and mouth and secured under your chin.

Are there any additional recommendations about masks?

It is recommended to have a face mask that includes a nose wire to prevent air from leaking out of the top of the mask

Are Gaiters an acceptable mask form?

Gaiters will be allowed but not recommended – ALL gaiters should be made with two layers OR fold to make two layers.

Will masks be provided at HFSE?

HFSE will have a supply of 3-ply disposable masks located at Registration if you misplace, forget, or lose your mask.

Venue Information

For detailed information on how the LBCC is responding to COVID-19, please check back for more information in the coming months. 

Communicate Your Comfort Level

Pick your badge ribbon that matches your comfort level.

Green- Open for handshakes and maybe even hugs.
Yellow – Still being cautious, elbows only.
Red – No contact, stay 6′ away.

Ribbons will be available at the HFSE registration when you pick up your badge. We hope this makes navigating being being back together a little easier.

Questions? Contact Jenabeth Ferguson at [email protected]