SC22: Vaccine Requirement Rescinded
The Steering Committee behind the SC22 conference and exhibition have announced that the Covid-19 vaccine requirement has been lifted for the event.
In a statement sent out via email, the organisation stated that: 'Proof of vaccination against Covid-19 is no longer a requirement for entry to SC22 in Dallas this fall. Please click through to read the full announcement regarding this important development, including details for those already registered who wish to modify or update their registration.'
The SC22 Planning Committee has followed the science along with the US Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organisation recommendations, and integrated that information with the views and input of the HPC community. As vaccinations for this virus have significantly reduced serious illness, hospitalisation, and death, the SC22 attendance policy was for all in-person attendees to be vaccinated.
Because Texas prohibits such requirements, going forward, all SC22 in-person attendees are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, follow the CDC guidance, and to properly wear (covering nose, mouth and chin) a high-quality KN-95 or N-95 face mask while at SC22. SC22 will have a supply of KN-95 masks available to attendees during the conference.