World Standards Week: October 10–13, 2022

We are pleased to offer both in-person and virtual participation for all daytime events held during World Standards Week (WSW). The Awards Ceremony and U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day are in-person only.

Please note: For all events held during WSW, including the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day, all those attending in person must either:

  • be fully vaccinated, or
  • agree to obtain and be prepared to show proof of a negative COVID test within 3 days of the event

Upon registration, participants must complete an attestation to the fact that either: (i) they are fully vaccinated; or (ii) they agree to obtain and be prepared to show proof of a negative COVID test within three days of the event. This new protocol, taken in consultation with ANSI’s governance leadership, applies only to individuals who have not already provided documentation, under ANSI’s prior acknowledgment form, that they are fully vaccinated. Per the CDC, fully vaccinated means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines. A person is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after completion of a two-dose mRNA series (e.g., Moderna, Pfizer) or one dose of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. The COVID test must be a viral test (e.g., PCR test) that is conducted or proctored by a third-party administrator, like a CVS, doctor’s office, or a local urgent care facility, that shows where the test was performed, the date the specimen was collected, a test result of “negative,” “undetected” or the like, and contain information sufficient to identify the person who took the test.  Antibody or serology tests and at-home COVID tests are not sufficient. In-person attendees must also agree to conform to all Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, local rules, and other COVID-19 protocols adopted by ANSI and made applicable to any event. For example, each visitor must agree to wear a mask when the COVID-19 Community Level in the county where the ANSI Office is located is HIGH or MEDIUM as defined by the CDC. Even where Community Levels are LOW, every visitor is of course free to wear a mask if they choose to do so. ANSI, Workcred, and ANAB leadership continue to monitor developments relating to COVID-19 closely. Decisions are informed by federal, state, and local guidelines, as well as the CDC recommendations regarding business gatherings.

If you have any further questions, please contact Stephanie Carroll (scarroll@ansi.org)