John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd
California has already started to reopen and the GSMA is working closely with the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board and the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) to ensure MWC Los Angeles ‘21 can go ahead safely.
Committed Community MWC Los Angeles is our specially developed safety plan that uses the latest governmental health and safety advice to mitigate the risks of Covid-19.
For 2022, we’re working towards a safer event with the help of partners and all our participants. To mitigate the risks of Covid-19, all attendees must upload their vaccination results into the CLEAR Health Pass App, bring valid documentation if you are unable to access the app, or prepare to take a Covid-19 test to prove you are eligible to enter.
To maintain an environment for safety, we’ll be working with a well-known health pass app to manage Covid-19 vaccination documentation and testing validation.
Please ensure you upload all the required information into CLEAR Health Pass App, or have your documentation ready if you don’t have access to the app – one day before build and throughout the event.
Personal Protective Equipment
Everyone must wear a mask to protect those around you during set-up, show days, and during dismantle. The following instructions are mandatory LACC requirements:
• Mask guidelines
• You can remove your mask only when…
Attendees must provide their own masks for the event
Here are some helpful mask tips from LA County.
We realize that not all attendees will be able to access our CLEAR Health Pass App. In these circumstances, please familiarize yourself with our onsite verification process:
You will need to provide one of the following:
1. Proof of vaccination such as an original vaccination card, a printed copy of the vaccination card or a digital copy
2. Negative PCR or antigen test documentation. Testing documentation will be valid for 72 hours from test date/time
Our entry requirements mean that attendees must be able to provide a valid, negative PCR or Antigen Rapid Test result, if not providing valid vaccine documentation.
As part of our commitment to the health and safety of everyone participating, we’ve compiled a list of Covid-19 test locations that you may find helpful during your visit to MWC Los Angeles 2021.
GBAC STAR Accredited
Did you know that the LACC is a GBAC STAR™ accredited venue?
It’s the first convention center on the West Coast to earn this accreditation for high-level standards on outbreak prevention, response and recovery.
The GBAC designation, along with ASM Global’s VenueShield Program, highlights LACC’s commitment to creating a safe environment. Find out more here.
Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)
The Blue Tower Program focuses on cleaning and building maintenance operations to ensure a safe and healthy environment at LACC. Extra measures include:
LACC currently uses filters designed to meet the air-filtration efficiency criteria required for LEED EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building certification. (MIR13 & 14 Filters)
To help monitor crowd capacity, auditoriums, theatres and meeting rooms will be set at 75% capacity. Here’s some additional measures we’ll be taking:
Cleaning & Disinfection
The LACC is enhancing its hygiene protocols with a new cleaning, sanitation and disinfection (CSD) team who will clean all meeting rooms and theatres between sessions. Here’s more about their hygiene commitments:
Health & Emergency Services
Onsite emergency services will be provided by Joffe Emergency Services
Catering / Food & Beverage
Thinking of something to eat or drink? Our beverage stations have been designed in accordance with the Health Officer Order and allow customers to:
Other precautions include:
Venue: air quality and HVAC
The LACC upholds an inclusive infectious disease prevention program. This includes the latest measures to promote engineering controls and administrative controls for mitigating risks for employees, clients and customers:
Planning in a pandemic is complicated. With global circumstances constantly changing, we are constantly re-evaluating and adapting our plans as necessary, whilst leading consistently with our role as conveners of a critical ecosystem.
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