COVID-19 Information and Helpful Resources

Please Note: The COVID-19 situation in the United States is fluid, and we continue to monitor developments that may impact attendees for the EDUCAUSE Innovation Summit. In order to stay current, check this page periodically leading up to the event.

Attendees should be prepared to follow the masking protocols established by the venue. At time of publication, there are no masking mandates for the EDUCAUSE conference venues, however we recommend that all attendees wear masks, social distance, and engage in group activities commensurate with their comfort level. We suggest reviewing the CDC guidelines about COVID-19 prevention actions and come prepared with your own supplies (i.e., hand sanitizers, disposable masks, home testing kits, etc.) EDUCAUSE reserves the right to enforce masking mandates at the event even if the venue does not require them. Attendees who cannot wear masks due to a health condition should consult a medical professional about possible alternatives. We ask that all attendees respect one another’s comfort level with masking/non-masking.

EDUCAUSE anticipates about 100 attendees at the event.

Currently, there are no social distancing mandates in the city of Las Vegas. However, we are asking that attendees be mindful of fellow attendees who may be less comfortable with close contact or sharing spaces.

We ask that all attendees respect the comfort level for close contact and touching of other attendees. The new business etiquette is to ask consent before shaking hands and to sanitize hands often.

Caesars Palace has implemented the following cleaning and disinfecting protocols:

  • Resorts are cleaned and disinfected daily and throughout each shift.
  • Team members have been trained on proper cleaning and disinfecting procedures, as well as proper usage of PPE.
  • High touch items have been cleaned and disinfected between use.

Learn more about the Health and Safety Protocols at Caesars Palace.

The City of Las Vegas maintains a list of testing sites. Note some of these providers require appointments and pre-enrollment, so please plan ahead. Check for information about how to get an at home test.

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 you should follow the CDC’s recommendations for what to do if you were exposed.

If you test positive for COVID-19 during the event, please check with your health care provider to make sure your basic health and wellness needs are met. Please inform [email protected] of your situation. Follow CDC guidelines for precautions to prevent spreading it to others: isolation, masking, and avoiding contact with people who are at high risk of getting very sick. You should be prepared to isolate yourself in Las Vegas and not travel home using public transportation if you test positive for COVID-19 during the conference.