Health & Safety Information
COVID-19 Vaccination and Masking Policy – April 14, 2022
In light of COVID-19 mitigation measures being relaxed by the CDC, the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago and McCormick Place, Winsight, the organizers of the National Restaurant Association Show, will NOT REQUIRE individuals participating at the Show to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend.
With respect to masks, the Show is following CDC guidance and, as of the date set forth above, will NOT REQUIRE masks be worn by individuals attending; however, each individual is welcome to make their own decision and wear a mask if they so desire.
Additionally, with respect to sampling, there are currently NO RESTRICTIONS on who can receive and consume samples or where they may be consumed at the Show. All exhibitors must follow our F&B sampling guidelines, located in the Exhibitor Service Kit, in order to comply with current food safety practices.
It is the intention of the Show to continue to follow all federal, state and local regulations, as well as guidance issued by the CDC. We will update our protocols if and when necessary.
Onsite Covid Testing
For your convenience, the Show has partnered with SafeExpo to provide an onsite Covid-19 testing suite. If you experience any symptoms of COVID-19, or if you need a test to comply with travel requirements, you may book the test of your choice through SafeExpo’s secure portal - click logo below to go to their website. The testing suite will be in room S106 of McCormick Place.
First Aid Office
In case of injury or sudden illness, First Aid is available at McCormick Place in 2 locations:
• South Building – Grand Concourse & South side of Level 2 5 food court/retail area
• Lakeside Center — Level 1
McCormick Place COVID-19 Response
Freeman COVID-19 Response
Chicago COVID-19 Response
Illinois COVID-19 Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Global Biorisk Security Council (GBAC)
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