Throughout Summit we encouraged attendees to consider self-reporting positive COVID-19 test results in an effort to help keep the Summit community safe. As a result, we have received reports of positive test results from a small number of Summit guests.

We are monitoring this situation and will continue to update this page with important information. 

Please help us keep everyone safe by following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 

If you believe that you have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or if you have symptoms, you should get tested at least five days after close contact. Watch for symptoms and wear a well-fitting mask while you’re around other people for 10 days from the date of last close contact.

Regardless of vaccination status, if you develop symptoms, please isolate and get tested immediately. If you test positive, continue to isolate.

If you have any questions or if you would like to self-report, please reach out to

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing safety protocols that all guests will be expected to follow while attending Summit. These include proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test, and all attendees are required to wear a mask, regardless of their vaccination status, unless they are actively eating or drinking. We’ll have masks available for anybody who needs one, and please remember to wash and sanitize your hands often and social distance when possible.

Please note that these rules are subject to change in order to comply with evolving local, state, and federal COVID-19 rules, as well as changing circumstances with COVID-19. Your participation at Code for America Summit will also require that you comply with any other rules or precautions set by Code for America to reduce the spread of COVID-19, as well as the rules and requirements of the venue and any federal, state, and local COVID-19 rules and restrictions. We’ll keep you updated by sharing information on this webpage and through email. We’re committed to keeping you informed and safe.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at

Acknowledgment, assumption of risks, and waiver related to COVID-19

I acknowledge and understand that COVID-19 is a highly infectious, life-threatening disease. I understand that Code for America has implemented rules and precautions in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. I agree to comply with such rules and precautions which include, but are not limited to, wearing a mask. I acknowledge that even if I follow all directions, instructions, and rules, and exercise the utmost personal care, there will remain certain irreducible inherent risks, and I accept those risks. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 during Code for America Summit may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others. I voluntarily assume full responsibility for myself for any and all risks associated with exposure to COVID-19 including, but not limited to, illness and death. 

With a full understanding of such risks and to the fullest extent permitted by law, I, on behalf of myself and my successors and heirs, release and waive any potential claims against Code for America and its current and former officers, directors, employees, contractors, volunteers, and agents for any damages, claims, or liabilities resulting from or arising out of, or related to, exposure to COVID-19 at Code for America Summit or related events or activities, including, but not limited to, claims for personal injury or illness, emotional distress, property damage or wrongful death, except for claims arising from gross negligence or intentional misconduct of Code for America.

I understand and agree to the terms of the COVID-19 acknowledgment, assumption of risk, and waiver.

Vaccination and testing

Code for America requires that all attendees provide documentation of full vaccination status or negative COVID-19 testing upon arrival at Code for America Summit as follows. 

  • Information on vaccination: Full vaccination means: (a) it has been at least two weeks since a person has completed the entire recommended series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization (e.g., two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine); or (b) any updated CDC definition for fully vaccinated as of the start of Code for America Summit. Acceptable vaccination documentation includes an ID and: (a) COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card; (b) a photocopy of a vaccination card; (c) a photo of vaccine card on a phone or other electronic device; (d) documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider; or (e) digital record that includes a QR code that can be scanned by a SMART Health Card reader.
  • Information on testing: Testing must be conducted within one day for an antigen test and within two days for a PCR test prior to entry into an event. Results of the test must be available prior to entry into the facility or venue. Children under two years of age are exempt from the testing requirement, if consistent with CDC guidance at the time the event starts. The following are acceptable as proof of a negative COVID-19 test result: (a) a printed document from the test provider or laboratory; or (b) an electronic test result displayed on a phone or other device from the test provider or laboratory. The information should include the person’s name, type of test performed, and negative test result. Self-attestation may not be used to verify a negative test result, including a result acquired through over-the-counter or at home tests. 

I agree to bring and present documentation of my full vaccination status or a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival at Code for America Summit and understand that if I fail to do so, I will not be allowed to enter the event.