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Health & Safety

The COVID-19 landscape and corresponding health and safety requirements continue to evolve. We expect to know more this spring about the specific measures that will be required in May.   

The International Sign Association (ISA) is committed to creating a safe event environment where participants can come together to make lasting connections. As such, individuals can expect that ISA will follow the health and safety protocols established by local or state jurisdictional authorities.  

Additionally, the Georgia World Congress Center has implemented a program of stringent processes for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention under its GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation. For more information, please visit www.gwcca.org/returnplan.

This page was last updated on January 13, 2022. Please check back later for updates.

Medical Office

The ISA Medical Office is located on Level 1 in the B2/B3 Lobby and will be open at the following hours:

  • Thursday, April 28 7 AM – 6PM
  • Friday, April 29 7 AM – 6 PM
  • Saturday, April 30 8 AM – 6 PM
  • Sunday, May 1 8 AM – 6 PM
  • Monday, May 2 7 AM – 6 PM
  • Tuesday, May 3 7 AM – 12 AM
  • Wednesday, May 4 7 AM – 6 PM
  • Thursday, May 5 8 AM – 6 PM
  • Friday, May 6 8 AM – 6 PM
  • Saturday, May 7 7 AM – 6 PM
  • Sunday, May 8 8 AM – 6 PM
  • Monday, May 9 8 AM – 8 PM


If in the last 14 days you have had a fever, cough, shortness of breath or have been exposed to COVID-19 please proceed to the COVID-19 Mitigation Room. The COVID-19 Mitigation Room is located on Level 4 in the B410 First Aid Station and will be open the following hours:

  • Tuesday, May 3 7 AM – 5 PM
  • Wednesday, May 4 7 AM – 6 PM
  • Thursday, May 5 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Friday, May 6 8 AM – 8 PM

If you begin to experience any COVID-19 symptoms while the Mitigation Room is not open, we ask that you please return to your hotel room and contact and follow the guidance of your private physician. Additional care or testing can be found at

Urgent Care 24/7 Centennial Park 
285 Centennial Park Dr., NW, Suite CU-2A
Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404-721-0444

Reporting Emergencies

To report a suspicious package, medical emergency, fire, or other emergency, contact the GWCCA Department of Public Safety immediately at 404-223-4911.

ISA International Sign Expo 2022 will not require masks or proof of vaccination. Participants can make an individual choice based on their circumstances and preferences.

The ISA Board of Directors’ Executive Committee voted unanimously for having no mask or vaccinate mandates based on several factors:

  • Research conducted on behalf of ISA shows ISA Sign Expo attendees are vaccinated at a higher percentage than the general population and is above the threshold recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for requiring masks or vaccinations.
  • Data modeling from Epistemix, an epidemiology analytics firm, anticipates a decline in overall COVID case counts in North America, and in Atlanta specifically, in April and May. Epistemix uses decades of research on disease and population dynamics to understand epidemics. ISA contracted with Epistemix in 2021 to ensure that the ISA Board has the right information to make decisions about ISA International Sign Expo 2022.
 

We hope that this will provide you the information you need to join us at ISA International Sign Expo May 4-6 in Atlanta. ISA is committed to delivering a show that can help our industry recover while protecting the health and safety of everyone involved

Based on these factors, ISA’s Board of Directors believes ISA Sign Expo 2022 can take place without added protocols under the guidance from CDC on disease management. However, ISA will continue to monitor the situation and react if things should change. 

This page was last updated on May 2, 2022. 

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