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Health & Safety

Updated: June 15, 2021

As of May 29, 2021, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts lifted all COVID-19 restrictions. Additionally, Massachusetts' state of emergency was terminated on June 15, 2021.

Thus, Heart Rhythm 2021 may now take place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) without capacity restrictions. 

The health and safety of attendees, faculty, and event support staff remain a high priority. The in-person event in Boston will follow all CDC guidelines while also operating under an additional set of precautions - all personal levels of comfort for indoor gatherings were considered. The Society anticipates a high vaccination rate among attendees to allow for the safety of the gathered community. Additional measures will include:

  • Wider aisles between booths in the Innovation Expo
  • Increased spacing between chairs in session rooms
  • Session room capacities will be limited to the number of chairs in each room
  • Designated entrances and exits to rooms
  • Minimized contact with service desk personnel, including plexiglass dividers between attendees and service attendants
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations 
  • Increased frequency of cleaning schedules
  • Upgraded air filtration systems installed at the BCEC
  • Designated onsite medical professionals to assist if needed
  • Individually packaged meals in HRS-hosted areas, such as the Speaker Resource Center and Rhythm Theaters
  • Designated indoor and outdoor socially distanced areas for eating and drinking, including spaced tables and seating
  • Red/Green/Yellow lanyards will be provided to indicate your comfort level of interaction with other attendees

To learn more about the guidelines Heart Rhythm 2021 will follow, please visit the following sites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

City of Boston