Preparing for Cisco Live 2022

Cisco Live 2022 will be taking place in person in Las Vegas, Nevada and as a digital experience online, providing attendees with the option to connect in a format that meets their personal needs and preferences. We look forward to coming back together to build community, share experiences, and explore.

We have put several protocols in place for our Las Vegas attendees because their health and safety is a top priority. Our protocols are based on several factors, including official government guidance, medical data privacy, and specific event considerations. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. As we approach the event date, the Cisco Live Health & Safety policy is subject to change. Any policy updates will be posted here.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required

  • Attendees joining the in-person event in Las Vegas will need to be fully vaccinated, no exceptions.
  • Attendee vaccination status will need to be validated prior to obtaining your registration badge onsite.
    • Attendees from US and Canada will present their validation at Cisco Live registration check-in, plus a government issued ID prior to receiving their event badge. Additional details on this process will be available in the coming weeks.
    • Attendees from outside the US and Canada may opt to have their vaccination status visually validated at the Cisco Live registration check-in, accompanied by government issued ID prior to receiving their event badge.
  • If you are joining from the EU, please note Cisco Live requires proof of vaccination as per definition provided below. An EU green pass will not suffice.
  • A person is considered fully vaccinated: fourteen days after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or fourteen days after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines), and COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (i.e., AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Covaxin, Covovax, and Nuvaxovid). The full list of vaccines with final WHO EUL/PQ evaluation status is available here.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Cisco Live recommends attendees have a negative COVID-19 test result within 24 hours of onsite arrival.
  • Cisco Live will provide complimentary COVID-19 self-tests to registered attendees upon arrival. We recommend attendees self-test for COVID-19 before entering the event venue for activities and sessions. We will have additional details to share in the coming weeks.
  • Cisco Live will provide complimentary PCR testing onsite for international attendees who require a test result to travel back to their destination. Documentation of outbound international travel within 72 hours will be required to be eligible to receive your complimentary test.
  • If you have cold or flu-like symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, please stay home, get well, and join us online.

Onsite Health and Safety Measures

  • Face coverings are not currently required within Las Vegas per local government/health authority requirements. Face coverings are recommended by Cisco to prioritize the health and safety of all attendees.
  • Cisco Live will have reduced venue capacities and practice social distancing, where feasible.
  • Throughout the event and venue, enhanced cleaning will be completed, and additional sanitizing stations will be offered.
  • Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center has established their own Health and Safety Commitment for the safety and well-being of their guests. Learn more about their commitment which includes enhanced air quality efforts and digital innovations to offer contactless guest experiences.

Travel

Cisco recommends all attendees and staff comply with travel guidelines issued by the World Health Organization when traveling to Las Vegas for Cisco Live 2022.

FAQs

What defines fully vaccinated?

A person is considered fully vaccinated: fourteen days after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or fourteen days after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines), and COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (i.e., AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Covaxin, Covovax and Nuvaxovid). The full list of vaccines with final WHO EUL/PQ evaluation status is available here.

Are COVID-19 booster shots required to attend?

No. Attendees are required to be fully vaccinated. See definition above. Boosters are recommended but not required.

What vaccines are accepted?

Cisco Live will accept all COVID-19 vaccines approved by the FDA or WHO.​ The full list of vaccines with final WHO EUL/PQ evaluation status is available here.

Will testing be offered onsite?

Cisco Live will provide a complimentary self-test kit upon event check-in to registered attendees. Cisco Live recommends attendees self-test for COVID-19 less than 24 hours before entering the event venue for activities and programming.

Cisco Live will provide complimentary PCR testing for international attendees who require a test to travel back to their destination. Documentation of outbound international travel within 72 hours will be required to be eligible to receive your complimentary test.

Can I provide a Negative COVID-19 Test if I’m not vaccinated?

No. Only individuals who are vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to participate in person in Las Vegas. Those who are unable to attend in Las Vegas will have the opportunity to join us online.​

Will Cisco Live accept proof of antibodies in place of vaccination?

No. Cisco Live requires proof of vaccination for attendance onsite at the event. Those who are unable to attend in Las Vegas will have the opportunity to join us online.​

Is there exception to the COVID-19 vaccination policy?

No. Only individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to participate in person in Las Vegas. Those who are unable to attend in Las Vegas will have the opportunity to join us online.

What if I received my vaccination outside the US?

Cisco Live will accept all COVID-19 vaccines approved by the FDA or WHO. A list of approved vaccines can be found here. More information on this process will be available in the coming weeks.

I have an approved medical or religious exception (accommodation) from my company. May I use that to attend?

No. Only individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to participate in person in Las Vegas. Those who are unable to attend in Las Vegas may join us online.

What if I am unable to meet the Health & Safety protocols for Cisco Live in Las Vegas?

Acceptance and agreement to comply with Cisco Live Health & Safety protocols will be a condition of registration for the Las Vegas event. Once onsite, attendees will need to provide vaccination validation to be issued their Cisco Live event badge and have access to the event.  

Those who are unable to attend in Las Vegas may join us online.