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Apple steps up COVID-19 protocols for WWDC 2022 attendees



Apple steps up COVID-19 protocols for WWDC 2022 attendees

Apple is tightening its COVID-19 protocols for those traveling to Apple Park to attend WWDC 2022 in person.

Spotted by MacRumors, the company sent in-person attendees updated guidance on its COVID-19 safety procedures. Under the new requirements, attendees will need a negative FDA-approved COVID-19 antigen test the day before the keynote address. Apple now also requires attendees to wear an N95 mask when inside Apple Park.

I saw the updated email from WWDC saying you need an FDA approved negative COVID antigen test the day before and N95 masks are needed inside (yes)! Does this just mean I can carry rapid tests in my luggage?

— Christian Selig (@ChristianSelig) May 24, 2022

The new requirements build on Apple’s previous plan, which only required a negative COVID-19 test within three days of the event and made masks optional.

To ensure the health of everyone at Apple Park, attendees must follow Apple’s health and safety protocols, which also take into account the latest requirements and guidance from public health authorities regarding COVID-19. This includes providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test no later than three days before the event. Skins are currently optional. We will provide details of the final requirements to attendees prior to the event.

Apple is certainly increasing its COVID-19 protocols in response to rising cases in the United States. The company also reinstated its mask requirement for employees at its outlets. However, customers are not currently required to wear a mask when visiting an Apple Store.

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