Home Health and Safety

While we look forward to meeting with our members and invited guests at San Franicsco, CA in February. Our first and foremost concern is the health and safety of our members and the broader community. We will require everyone’s participation in providing as safe an environment as possible.

Health and Safety Requirements for each meeting will be set according to government and public health recommendations, applicable at the time of the event, and what M3AAWG deems necessary to manage the risk for its in-person meeting attendees. M3AAWG may change, update, or add to these requirements at any time as it deems prudent to best protect the health and safety of attendees and others, and attendees must comply with relevant policies and requirements as communicated by M3AAWG.


All San Francisco in-person meeting attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with the CDC guidelines outlined. Attendees are required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 along with a government issued identification card, with a photo and same name as your vaccination verification. If you do not meet these requirements we request that you join us as a virtual attendee. There will be no exceptions.

M3AAWG will require all attendees to wear a N95/KN95/KF94/FFP2 (or higher grade) mask while in the meeting space.

Attendees are required to take necessary precautions while attending the meeting  including, but not limited to, engaging in appropriate social distancing, wearing N95/KN95/KF94/FFP2 (or higher grade) masks in the M3AAWG designated meeting space when not consuming food or beverage, minimizing face touching, frequently washing hands and avoiding risky environments.

Contact M3AAWG Support for all questions and issues at support@m3aawg.org

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Government mandate – This location may have COVID-19 travel mandates in place, such as proof of vaccination or qualifying negative test results for access to certain local businesses including hotel restaurants, bars, spas, events, and indoor amenities as well as other restrictions based on applicable governmental requirements. Learn more.

The safety and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues is always a top priority. In light of COVID-19 and for precautionary measures, the following services and facilities will be impacted. For inquiries, please contact the hotel directly.

  • Unavailable until further notice - Regency Club
  • Limited service available - Food and Bar service (View Details)
  • Face coverings - See Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment policies here.

Meeting Registration

In order to pick up your badge and gain access to the M3AAWG meeting spaces, all registered M3AAWG attendees must validate your vaccination status. 

Show your vaccination record + a state/country issued identification card  at the designated location near the registration desk.  

  1. You must provide your paper COVID-19 vaccination card, not a photo or copy
  2. A state or government issued identification card, with photo and same name as your vaccination card.

If you are unable to provide accepted COVID-19 vaccination validation you will not be granted access to the M3AAWG meeting. There will be no exceptions.

COVID Testing Sites

We do not promote these businesses but are providing as a resource:

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be vaccinated? 
We require that attendees are vaccinated. Please see the additional FAQS below for details on vaccinations. 

What defines “fully vaccinated”?
M3AAWG will be following the CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated.

What vaccines will be accepted? 
Acceptable COVID-19 vaccines include those approved or approved for emergency use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO). 

Will M3AAWG require attendees to receive booster shots? 

M3AAWG is following the CDC definition of "fully vaccinated" for vaccination requirement for the meeting, but we encourage individuals who are eligible to receive the booster prior to attending the meeting.

Will M3AAWG accept proof of antibodies from a recent COVID infection in place of a vaccine? 
No. We willnot accept proof of antibodies as an acceptable proof of vaccination.

What are Acceptable Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination?

Documentation Type Examples
Verifiable records (digital or paper) Vaccination certificate with QR code , digital pass via Smartphone application with QR code1.(e.g., United Kingdom National Health Service COVID Pass, European Union Digital COVID Certificate)
Non-verifiable paper records Printout of COVID-19 vaccination record or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued at national or subnational level or by an authorized vaccine provider (e.g., the CDC vaccination card)
Non-verifiable digital records Digital photos of vaccination card or record, downloaded vaccine record or vaccination certificate from official source (e.g., public health agency, government agency, or other authorized vaccine provider), or a mobile phone application without QR code 1

1. The QR code in a verifiable vaccination record links to information confirming the credential was generated from an immunization record in an official database and is protected from tampering.

All forms of proof of COVID-19 vaccination must have

  • Personal identifiers (full name) that match the personal identifiers on the attendees’s photo id.
  • Name of official source issuing the record (e.g., public health agency, government agency, or other authorized vaccine provider)
  • Vaccine manufacturer and date(s) of vaccination

What happens if I have a known exposure risk before coming to M3AAWG?
If a registered attendee has a known COVID-19 exposure risk prior to attending M3AAWG 57, we ask that they not attend the event. M3AAWG will provide a registration credit to anyone that has a known COVID-19 exposure risk that decides not to attend the event.

Do I need to wear a mask during the M3AAWG meeting?
Yes, M3AAWG will require all attendees to wear a N95/KN95/KF94/FFP2 (or higher grade) masks in the M3AAWG designated meeting space when not consuming food or beverage.

What are the health and safety protocols at the event and hotel?  
See Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment policies here.

Is there a virtual element if I cannot attend in person? 
No, M3AAWG is not offering a virtual component to the 57th General Meeting.

I am attending the meeting in-person and I do not feel well; what do I do?
If you feel sick or are having COVID like symptoms while on property, stay in your room and contact support@m3aawg.org and Executive Directory, Amy Cadagin (amy@m3aawg.org) as soon as possible.

If issues arise that require changes to the 57th General Meeting, all changes will be communicated to members via email and updates posted on the Upcoming Meetings page.         

Questions? Please contact support@m3aawg.org

Embasies and Consulates

Local Emergency Information

Main Emergency Number: 9-1-1

This number is utilized not only in San Francisco but all over the United States as well. It should only be used in a case of emergency, which requires: police, fire assistance or emergency medical assistance.

List of International Consulates in San Francisco

Hospital Closest to M3AAWG Meeting Hotel:

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
Address: 900 Hyde Street
Telephone: 415-353-6000

Pharmacies Closest to M3AAWG Meeting Hotel:

Walgreens Pharmacy
Address: 275 Sacramento Street (corner of Sacramento and Front)
Telephone: 415-362-5227
Store Hours: M-F 7:00-16:00, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday Closed

Public Emergency Information

For more emergency information, please visit: Department of Emergency Management

American Red Cross – San Francisco Office
Address: 1663 Market Street
Telephone: 415-427-8000

Alerts and Warning Systems:

AlertSF is a text-based notification system for San Francisco’s residents and visitors. AlertSF will send alerts regarding emergencies to your registered wireless devices and email accounts. Alerts include emergencies disrupting vehicular/pedestrian traffic, tsunami watches and warnings, flooding, Citywide post-disaster information.

To sign up for alerts, please visit www.alertsf.org

You may also follow the Department of Emergency Management’s official Twitter account for emergency public information: @SF_Emergency

Wireless Emergency Alerts
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) are used to send concise, text-like messages to WEA-capable mobile devices during emergency situations. WEA’s are sent by: state and local public safety officials, the National Weather Service, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the President of the United States.

Learn more at http://www.calalerts.org/