Covid Protocols will be established well in advance of the event (at least 30 days prior to the event) based on the current CDC and local and state health department guidelines in place at that time.  
CDC recommendations based on levels:

CDC Covid Community Level tracking by County:

The current transmission level in Austin is low: County Level COVID-19 Transmission Map

Austin is level Green/low.

City of Austin Covid Orders:

The Palmer Events Center is a Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Star accredited facility. The Palmer Events Center will have enhanced cleaning measures in place and has extra hand sanitizer throughout the facility. Please review the Palmer Events Center’s Covid response:

Based on the current COVID-19 transmission level in Travis County and enhanced on-site measures, we are confident we can execute a safe and successful event for our community.

To provide attendees with a safe and productive learning and networking environment at the ISF, DIR will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation for potential impacts on our event attendees. Please know that the health and safety of our attendees and exhibitors is our top priority.


Please view the CDC's guidelines for How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. It is especially important to wash your hands:

  • before eating or preparing food
  • before touching your face
  • after using the restroom
  • after leaving a public place
  • after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
  • after handling your mask

If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the Palmer Events Center.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.

If you are wearing a mask, you can cough or sneeze into your mask. Put on a clean mask as soon as possible and wash your hands.


All attendees should self-monitor and follow the actions to take if one develops signs or symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or contracts COVID-19.

  • Have you exhibited any signs or symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within the previous 14 days
  • Have you had close contact with anyone having, or known to have exhibited signs or symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days?
  • Have you fully recovered from a laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 infection within the previous 3 months? 
  • Do you have proof of full vaccination against COVID-19?
  • Have you traveled to a country, state, territory, county or city with high or increasing risk of COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Travel Health Notices?
  • Are you at increased risk of severe illness of COVID-19 as defined by the CDC?