Physical Distancing

Physical distancing will be encouraged in all gathering areas. Since attendees are required to be fully vaccinated and up-to-date on boosters (ie, attendee has received all recommended doses in their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine and booster doses when eligible), multiple chair spacing options will be offered to attendees. In session spaces, attendees may choose to sit with colleagues in a grouped seating pattern or select seating that has been spaced, according to comfort level.

Hygiene and Cleaning

The event venue, Hilton Americas-Houston, will provide touchless disinfecting stations with wipes and hand sanitizer throughout the property.
In addition, meeting and public areas will be cleaned at scheduled intervals, including hourly maintenance of high-touch areas like elevators and bathrooms.
The Hilton CleanStay program is conducted in both public spaces and guest rooms.

Meeting Attendees

  1. Only those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to attend SOHO 2022.
  2. SOHO will require all attendees to take a Covid-19 test prior to arriving on-site. These will be provided and verified by a third-party provider.
  3. All attendees will be required to complete a pre-screening survey to confirm vaccination. Vaccination data will be confirmed by a third-party health organization. SOHO will accept any vaccines recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). All attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated and up-to-date on boosters (ie, attendee has received all recommended doses in their primary series of COVID-19 vaccinations plus booster doses). The minimum accepted by SOHO to attend is completion of the primary dose(s) of the vaccine.
  4. All attendees will be required to complete an “automated daily COVID symptom health screening” while onsite at SOHO 2022. Those with symptoms and/or positive test results will be directed to an onsite healthcare professional.
  5. Since all attendees will be vaccinated and required to have a negative COVID-19 test, masking will be optional within SOHO areas and events.

To view the full safety plan click here.