COVID safety at the San Antonio Convention Center


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SABCS continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our priority is always on the health and safety of our community. SABCS will base its onsite protocols on the latest guidance from the CDC in addition to local regulations in San Antonio. At this time, the City of San Antonio requires masks indoors in all its public facilities, therefore SABCS will require masks for all in-person attendees. SABCS is not legally able to require vaccinations but recommends everyone that is attending the in-person event be vaccinated. Meeting space will be set to accommodate those attendees who prefer more personal space as well as those who prefer to sit closer together.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Enhanced sanitation—SABCS will work with venue partners to ensure the highest standard of hygiene and cleanliness throughout the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
  • Increased hand sanitization stations throughout the event.
  • The SABCS team is working closely with our host venue to monitor local infection rates and capacity limits in San Antonio. SABCS plans will be in response to these and other relevant data, as well as to guidance from the CDC.

SABCS reserves the right to update this plan, as necessary, in accordance with science and any new guidance issued by federal and state authorities.

Additional information about onsite safety protocols will be posted as it becomes available. Visit to stay abreast of the latest updates.


The 2021 SABCS offers attendees the unique opportunity to participate in person in San Antonio, or virtually. The new meeting model will cater to both onsite and virtual meeting attendees. For those attending in-person, SABCS is committed to attendees’ safety and will adhere to safety guidelines and protocols. Onsite registration includes access to the virtual meeting as well.

Mandatory masks are required prior to joining the conference. For attendees who are not able to travel, the virtual option is available. UT Health continues to monitor COVID-19. Our priority is always on the health and safety of our community.