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Information & FAQs pertaining to pandemic-related precautions
Americas Spring Summit 2022

For many years, FS-ISAC has been entrusted with its members’ safety and security. While we have heard from many of our members that they are looking forward to returning to in-person events, we are aware that there are still many concerns around health and safety with the ongoing pandemic.*
*Last updated on 24 March 2022

For the Americas Spring Summit, FS-ISAC is taking necessary precautions to address risks by requiring:
1. Recommending masks indoors (and requiring them where applicable). See FAQ #7.
2. Proof of vaccination or acceptable results from specific COVID tests. FS-ISAC will verify at registration on-site. See FAQs #2-6.

As the pandemic evolves, FS-ISAC may adjust this guidance.
For more information, please read the FAQs below.

1. Will FS-ISAC hold the event in-person?
FS-ISAC will hold the event in-person. Current models have the “Omicron” variant quickly burning out, which will allow FS-ISAC to safely conduct the event in-person as scheduled. FS-ISAC is monitoring and will keep the community informed of any changes.

2.Will FS-ISAC collect vaccine info or test results?
FS-ISAC is asking attendees to show that they meet the conditions for attendance. FS-ISAC will not collect or store the vaccine or test information.

3. What kind of documentation do you need for entry?
At check-in we ask you show proof of vaccination or acceptable results from any of COVID tests listed below. The documents can be either digital or physical.

  • Negative results of a COVID-19 PCR test taken after 12:01am 24-Mar-2022
  • Additionally, since PCR tests can be difficult to obtain, we can accept negative results of a COVID-19 viral test taken after 12:01am 27-Mar-2022. FS-ISAC will accept tests in accordance with CDC rules for entry into the US. (See the section “What types of SARS-CoV-2 tests are acceptable under the Order?” from this CDC site). Note: At-home tests do not qualify for air travel, and as we are being consistent with the CDC rules, we cannot accept them
  • Or, if you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead provide documentation of recovery from COVID-19, including your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken after 27-Dec-2021 and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you are clear to travel and attend a large event

4. Is FS-ISAC requiring boosters?
For entry purposes, FS-ISAC will use the CDC definition of “Fully Vaccinated” at the time the summit starts. On 4-January-2022, the CDC said that receiving a booster provides “optimal protection,” but held short of changing the Fully Vaccinated definition. While not required, FS-ISAC encourages taking any and all steps for optimal protection of yourself and all attendees.

5. Why is FS-ISAC not mandating vaccines for attendance?
The summit is in the state of Florida, which has an Executive Order prohibiting mandates. To protect yourself, and all attendees and staff, FS-ISAC strongly encourages, when possible, following all CDC vaccine and mask recommendations.

6. Will FS-ISAC have rapid tests on-site?
The Swan and Dolphin can provide recommendations for local testing options.

7. Is FS-ISAC requiring masks?
Florida’s Executive Order prohibits requiring the use of masks, h
owever FS-ISAC strongly requests attendees follow applicable guidelines outlined by Marriott and Disney.

Marriott Guidelines

Face coverings will be optional for fully vaccinated Guests in both outdoor and indoor locations at the Walt Disney World Resort including the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin and Swan Reserve. We expect Guests who are not fully vaccinated to continue wearing face coverings in all indoor locations, including indoor attractions and theaters. Face coverings are still required by all Guests (ages 2 and up) on enclosed Disney transportation, including buses, Friendship boats, monorails, and Disney Skyliner.  




Optional Optional



Disney Guidelines are available here.

8. Will there be socially distanced seating opportunities?
FS-ISAC will be hosting as many events outdoors as possible however will also have ample socially distance seating options at meal events and general sessions.

9. How can I let people know onsite if I want to stay socially distanced?
FS-ISAC will be implementing a red, yellow and green sticker program at the event to highlight attendees’ requests on social distancing.

Green or no sticker: Back to the ways things were pre-pandemic
Yellow: Being cautious
Red: Please no contact

These stickers will be available to include on attendee’s name badges at registration. 

10. What happens if someone feels ill under 14 days before the event and cannot find a substitute?
For paying attendees, FS-ISAC cannot issue a refund under 14 days before the event. Instead, FS-ISAC will give a credit for a future summit. For comp’d attendees, summit passes are not transferrable to future summits.

11. What happens if someone feels ill on-site?
The health of our attendees is a top priority, and as such, FS-ISAC asks anyone who feels ill to leave the event until they feel better. FS-ISAC will give further guidance as it gets closer to the event itself.

12. What should prohibit me from attending the event?
We ask attendees to not attend the event if they have any of the following: a fever over 100.4°F, chills, persistent cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting, and diarrhea, or other unusual symptoms.

13. Will you notify attendees if someone who has been at the event tests positive during or after the Summit?

Please be aware that even at the end of the pandemic, large events still carry a risk for attendees. Please note that FS-ISAC will not be disclosing any attendee's health information during or after the event, so each participant should take all of the steps they feel necessary to stay safe, including following mask and social distancing guidelines.