Health and Safety Guidelines

May 2022 

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. is returning to Dallas June 6-8, 2022 for the WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo 2022. WAI is committed to the health and safety of all show participants. We are actively tracking the emerging news and science around the pandemic. As information and guidelines change, WAI will continue to monitor and update these policies based on current government regulations and public health authorities input. 

We are confident the show will be a productive experience for all participants. WAI reserves the right to make changes to show policies and protocols as conditions evolve over the coming weeks. Registered participants will be promptly notified of any changes. 

Mask Requirements 

The City of Dallas no longer requires masks indoors. As a result, the show will be a mask-optional event for all visitors. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have also updated their COVID-19 prevention guidelines. New guidance suggests people living in areas of low transmission for the virus, and who do not have underlying health conditions, can drop masking inside public places.  

COVID Vaccinations and a Negative Covid Test are Strongly Recommended 

WAI strongly encourages you to travel to the event only after you are fully vaccinated. (Fully vaccinated means you have received all doses in the primary series and one booster.)    

Testing facilities near the Hyatt Regency Dallas: 

Guidelines and Protocols 

Guided by our purpose of care and experience delivering world-class hospitality for more than 60 years, Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment builds on our existing rigorous safety and cleanliness protocols and includes: 

  • GBAC STARTM cleanliness and training accreditation process through the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) at all Hyatt hotels 
  • Trained Hygiene & Wellbeing Leader or team at all locations, responsible for their hotel adhering to new operational protocols and training 
  • Cross-functional panel of trusted medical and industry advisors—including experts from Cleveland Clinic—to help us fine-tune safety protocols and consider various aspects of the entire hotel experience.  

Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment is an important expression of our purpose to care for people so they can be their best—now and in the future. While we continue to evolve and enhance our safety and cleanliness protocols, here are some new measures you may see at Hyatt hotels worldwide: 

Daily Health Check 

Do not enter the WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo 2022 event space if you have symptoms of any Coronavirus/COVID-19 or any other contagious infections spread mainly from inter-personal contact: 

  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat 
  • Fever of 100.4°F or higher
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Chills 

Practice Proper Hygiene 

  • Practice physical distancing 
  • Wash and sanitize hands frequently 
  • Maintain physical distancing from fellow participants 
  • Sanitizers are available throughout the event space, however, consider bringing your own individual hand sanitizer 
  • Properly dispose of your own trash including water bottles, cups, and utensils 
  • Anyone who presents signs of illness will be asked to leave the venue immediately 

Personal Responsibility 

By attending the WAI Operations Summit and Wire Expo 2022, you agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to the health and safety of the event and all persons attending. You will take necessary precautions while at the event including, but not limited to, adhering to all state and local regulations and following the guidance of the CDC. You agree to not attend any WAI event if you feel ill, had recent exposure to a COVID-19 case or have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days. 

While WAI and the Hyatt work to implement new and enhanced procedures to safeguard all participants, the information listed above is not intended or implied in any way to be a guarantee against possible exposure to COVID-19 or any other infectious diseases during attendance at the event.