Health and Safety

The health and well-being of meeting attendees, staff and vendors remains a top priority. The AANS has added new safety features to its Duty of Care commitment. With a close eye on the latest world and local conditions, new technologies and personal safety concerns, the AANS is prepared to make adjustments as necessary.

General Care and Safety Precautions

  • The AANS will follow health regulations put forth by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Orange County Government and state mandates during the 2021 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • One reusable cloth mask will be provided to each registered attendee. The AANS also highly encourages attendees to bring their own masks.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the convention center, hotels and social event venues.
  • Appropriate social distancing practices will be observed.
  • The AANS, its official hotels, convention center and social event venues will continuously review COVID-19 cleaning protocols.

Venue Cleaning Protocols

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is a Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accredited venue, and is taking heightened measures to provide a safe and comfortable experience for attendees. Read about the steps these venues are taking:

Personal Accountability Commitment

Attendees are required to abide by certain health and safety conduct guidelines while at the 2021 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting. This includes, but is not limited to, submitting to daily temperature checks, wearing a mask at all times in public areas and engaging in appropriate physical distancing. Do not attend the event if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.

Travel Information

Check here for the latest guidelines for travel, as well as information on additional safety measures being taken by airlines and attractions.



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