COVID-19 Protocols for 2022 Food & Drug Conference

The Food & Drug Conference encourages all participants attending to be fully vaccinated.

According to the CDC, “full vaccination” means that either 14 days have passed since receiving a second dose of FDA or WHO authorized (or emergency authorized) double-dosed vaccines or single-dose vaccine.

All staff in attendance at this event will be “fully vaccinated.”

We strongly encourage all attendees who are eligible to receive a bivalent Omicron COVID booster vaccine in addition to being fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 Testing

We strongly encourage individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to be tested for COVID-19 prior to traveling to this conference. Should anyone test positive for COVID-19 within 5 days of arrival, they should not attend the event and cancel their registration and hotel (if applicable).

Should anyone develop COVID-19 symptoms while on-site at the conference, they should immediately be tested at a nearby testing facility:

CVS (approximately 0.8 miles from Caesars)
3758 Las Vegas Blvd. South
702-262-9028 (Near City Center) Store open 24 hours; Pharmacy M-F 8am-10pm
Sat. 9am- 6pm    Sun. 10am – 10pm

Walgreens  (approximately 0.4 miles from Caesars)
3339 Las Vegas Blvd. South
702-369-8166 (Next to the Venetian) Store open 24 hours.

Elite Medical Center  (approximately 1.2 miles from Caesars)
150 E. Harmon
702-546-0911

If an individual tests positive for COVID-19, please stay in your hotel room and contact Ellen Anreder by phone or text at (818) 416-9400.

Mask Requirement

Masks are strongly recommended to be worn at all times, except while actively eating or drinking. The Food & Drug Conference strongly encourages the use of procedural (aka surgical) masks with at least 3 layers of fabric, KN95, KF94s or N95 masks during events. Masks should cover both the mouth and nose. Hand sanitizer stations will be onsite as well.

We ask that participants honor the requests of other to mask up and/or maintain physical distancing.

See the CDC website for the most updated information about face coverings and masks, including COVID-19 Community Levels to make decisions about what prevention/mitigation measures to implement based on the latest data.

COVID-19 Liability Waiver

By proceeding with the registration process, I and those I register agree to hold the Food & Drug Conference harmless and understand the FDC has put preventive measures in place to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19. I/we will comply with all set procedures and safety protocols to reduce the spread while attending the conference and related events.


This liability waiver and release extends to all members of the Food and Drug Conference, the FDC, and the event staff and organizers.