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Health and safety for SPIE Optifab

We are monitoring the situation and will keep this page updated. Last update: 4 October 2021

Together, we can ensure a safe and successful event

SPIE Optifab will safely bring the community together in October. Based on rules from federal, state, and local authorities we will take guidance that provides the most safety for our attendees. Requirements may change so please check back as the event approaches.

Masks will be required for everyone to comply with local regulations.

Woman wearing mask at SPIE Optifab

Everyone will be required to wear a mask


SPIE and our event partners aim to provide a safe event for all attendees. All event participants are expected to understand and follow the safe event requirements outlined below. 

SPIE safe meeting protocols 

This page reflects current rules and expectations and will be kept up to date as any requirements change.

  • SPIE will follow the latest published requirements and safe gathering protocols established in the location where each event occurs
  • Among national, state, local, or facility-specific rules or recommendations SPIE will apply the most restrictive of the applicable controls. In Rochester, that means masks are required indoors; source: Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center rules
  • Rules applied by SPIE may change if local, state, or federal rules change prior to or during an event

What to expect at SPIE Optifab

  • Masks will be mandatory for all indoor spaces
  • Enhanced sanitation measures will be taken throughout the event
  • Masks and hand sanitizers will be widely available

How we can all help

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Respect the personal space and comfort level of others (note that individual comfort levels will vary and some people may prefer touchless greetings or elbow bumps instead of handshakes)
  • Do not attend if you are not feeling well

What to expect in Rochester

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination may be required at area businesses
  • Masks are required for all indoor activities
  • Respect local area mandates and requirements