COVID-19 PEAK CYBER SAFETY PLAN
Posted and Current as of January 12, 2022
The Information Systems Security Association – Colorado Springs Chapter (ISSA-COS) is committed to holding a safe and productive 12th Annual Peak Cyber Symposium at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Colorado Springs, CO on September 14-16, 2022 (Speakers and Exhibits will take place on September 15th & September 16th). Our main priorities will be the health and well-being of our symposium participants. Our COVID-19 Safety Plan is an evolving document that will continue to be updated as we follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Colorado, and the City of Colorado Springs. We are also working closely with our venue, the DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs on their policies and sanitation procedures.
As a Hilton property, the DoubleTree follows the Hilton CleanStay program.
Hilton EventReady with CleanStay is the next phase of Hilton CleanStay. The program expands on the elevated sanitation standards of the Hilton CleanStay program, addressing every touch point of the meeting experience.
More information can be found at:
The DoubleTree will continue to monitor CDC guidelines and adjust as needed.
Face Coverings will not be required based on the state of Colorado, the City of Colorado Springs, and the Doubletree protocols and guidelines at this time.
An isolation area will be provided for individuals who feel ill or experience symptoms of COVID-19, and who are unable to immediately leave the conference.
Hand sanitizer will be available to conference participants.
Please register in advance online to avoid creating lines in the registration area.
We will have two separate registration areas. One will be for those that pre-registered online, and the other will be for those that have not registered yet and are walk ups.
Registration staff will be available on-site to accommodate changes and badge updates.
Personal Accountability Commitment
Providing a safe environment for our event participants is a top priority. Achieving this goal is a shared responsibility. By participating in the 11th Annual Peak Cyber Symposium, you agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to health and safety. This includes, but is not limited to, complying with local, state and venue regulations, engaging in appropriate physical distancing, not attending the event if you feel ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19, and considering not attending if you have not been vaccinated. For more information refer to the CDC Self Check Widget: https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/405848
The DoubleTree will increase the number of aisles in the exhibit hall, as feasible, to reduce congestion, improve traffic flow between booths to accommodate physical distancing.
Hand sanitizer will be available.
The exhibit hall will undergo a nightly cleaning.
Exhibitor Best Practices and Readiness
Best practices for exhibitors on how to maintain adequate physical distancing in their booths include the following:
Cleaning high-touch surfaces multiple times throughout the day.
Providing hand sanitizer for booth personnel and attendees.
The latest COVID-19 Updates Guidelines and City Policies for Colorado Springs are available here: https://www.visitcos.com/coronavirus-colorado-springs/
Current State of Colorado Public Health Orders on COVID are available here: https://covid19.colorado.gov/public-health-orders
Current CDC guidance on Safer Activities for both Vaccinated and Unvaccinated individuals is available https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/participate-in-activities.html
Current CDC guidance for Vaccinated individuals is available https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html
Current CDC guidance for Unvaccinated individuals is available https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
Will SSE and ISSA-COS require negative COVID-19 tests from attendees, exhibitor personnel and staff?
No, the CDC does not recommend testing all attendees and staff before allowing them to enter. Testing all event attendees and staff for COVID-19 before allowing them to enter the venue has not been systematically studied. It is unknown if entry testing at event venues provides any additional reduction in person-to-person transmission of the virus beyond what would be expected with other preventive measures (such as physical distancing, wearing cloth face coverings, hand washing, enhanced cleaning, and disinfection).
Will SSE & ISSA COS conduct temperature screening of attendees, exhibitor personnel and staff?
No, we will not conduct daily temperature screens. The CDC recommends conducting self-health checks for symptoms daily, and in accordance with any applicable privacy laws and regulations. The COVID-19 Symptom List will be included in event communications and posted on event signage. Attendees, exhibitor personnel and staff are asked to stay home, or in their hotel room, if they do not feel well or have any of the following symptoms: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. More details about symptoms of coronavirus can be found at Symptoms of Coronavirus | CDC Self Check Widget: https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/405848
We are taking enhanced health and safety measures, and require all persons to follow posted instructions while attending Peak Cyber. You must agree to abide by all SSE | ISSA COS, and DoubleTree safety protocols. You must also follow applicable safety precautions.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
By attending the 11th Annual Peak Cyber Symposium, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in September.
12th Annual Peak Cyber Symposium Committee & ISSA-COS Chapter Board
SSE LLC Event Staff