COVID Safety and Responsibility

As COVID-19 continues, FOCS 2021 (to be held in Denver from February 7-10, 2022)  is both cautiously optimistic and prepared to manage our in-person event with the health, safety, and well-being of our attendees in mind. FOCS 2021  is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, service providers, and others are expected to abide by our code of conduct and all policies in effect for the event.

We will continue to monitor and update safety precautions for the FOCS 2021 regularly, be informed by trusted national resources, state and local public health agencies, and coordinate with the hotel hosting the event.

We reserve the right to modify these policies and procedures at any time given the rapidly changing nature of the current global pandemic.

Vaccination Requirement

The FOCS 2021 leadership has decided that all participants at the in-person FOCS 2021, whether a presenter, attendee, exhibitor, staff, guest, or vendor will be required to be fully vaccinated. “Full vaccination” means that either 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of FDA or WHO authorized (or emergency use authorized) double-dozed vaccines or single-dose vaccine. Proof of vaccination will be required to attend. 

Attendees will be required to attest to their vaccination during the registration process and provide CDC-or WHO-approved proof of vaccination status prior to attending the conference in Denver. We will follow-up with all registrants with an online process to upload a copy or photo of your documentation. 

Mask Requirement

All participants at FOCS 2021  will be required to wear masks during the event. Masks must be worn at all times except while actively eating/drinking. Masks must cover both the mouth and nose. We ask that participants honor the requests of others to mask up and/or maintain physical distancing.

Individuals who have a documented disability which precludes the wearing of a mask may request a modification to mask policies. 

Additional Safety Requirements

Additional safety protocols are as follows:

  • We request that attendees  who are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick do not attend the conference.
  • We also encourage all attendees to not attend if they are displaying any symptoms.
  • Please be  mindful of social distancing guidelines.
  • We plan to provide  hand sanitizing stations/masks  in the event space.
  • If you become ill during the conference, please remain in your room and contact the organizers right away. 

Please contact Alexandra Kolla ( and Yuval Rabani ( in case you have any questions.