Safety + Travel

Health + Safety Protocols at NANOG 86


NANOG 86 Meeting Guidelines

Please note that proof of vaccination will not be required to attend NANOG 86. Be aware that while NANOG will make every effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission on site, it is possible that you may come into contact with people that carry the virus through your travels. The health and safety of meeting attendees is very important to us, and we believe the most effective way to ensure the safety of all attendees is to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

We will comply with all state and local guidelines for masking and social distancing. Although not currently required, masks and social distancing are strongly recommended regardless of your vaccination status.


We will comply with the state of California’s guidelines for masking and social distancing. Regardless of vaccination status, masks and social distancing are strongly recommended; however, they are not required. Masks will be available at the registration desk if you wish to wear one.

NANOG will provide color-coded wristbands.

  • Red wristband / No Contact: 6 feet apart - no exceptions
  • Yellow wristband / Elbows Only: Still being cautious
  • Green wristband / Hi-Fives + Handshakes: Still practicing frequent hand washing

If you feel uncomfortable traveling to Hollywood and have already paid for the in-person experience, you are welcome to modify your meeting registration to the virtual option with no penalty. If onsite and you become feverish or develop a cough, please stay in your room and notify [email protected] to report your illness and seek medical attention.

Local COVID Support Information:

Local COVID Guidance: Los Angeles County COVID Guidance

COVID Testing + Over-the-counter test kits:
CVS Pharmacy
1747 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028