COVID Safety Protocol
Safe Expo services funded by Visit Sacramento through funds generated by the Sacramento Tourism Marketing District.

The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium is committed to providing the safest possible environment for our guests and staff. The show will follow the most current COVID-19 governmental health and safety requirements.

Unified Symposium COVID-19 FAQs

Everyone must wear face coverings indoors (neck gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable face coverings), provide verification of fully vaccinated status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result from an antigen test taken no more than one day (24 hours) prior or PCR test no more than two days (48 hours) prior to arriving at the show (the first day you are attending the conference).

People with symptoms should not attend.

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Prior to Event

Please upload your proof of full vaccination prior to the conference for faster processing on-site.

Upload Proof of Vaccination

Before Entering the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center

Prior to entering the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center (West Lobby entrance) to register or pick-up your badge, all attendees must check-in at the Safe Expo Health & Safety Screening Center located in the Hyatt Regency Ballroom (located across the street from the convention center).

Please arrive early enough to allow time for COVID screening and then to register or pick up a badge before attending events.

Attendees must have the following for check-in:

  • Valid ID Card
  • Vaccination Verification from Safe Expo


  • Valid ID Card
  • Proof of Full Vaccination


  • Valid ID Card
  • Negative COVID Test
    • Antigen test within 24 hours of arriving at the conference
    • PCR test with 48 hours of arriving at the conference
      (at-home or self-tests will not be accepted)

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Safe Expo Health & Safety Screening Center Hours:

  • Sunday, January 23: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Monday, January 24: 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, January 25: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, January 26: 6:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, January 27: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

Once attendees are verified on-site from Safe Expo, they will receive a wristband that will allow entry into the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center. The wristband must be worn throughout the conference. If the wristband is removed during the conference, attendees will need to be verified again at the Safe Expo Health & Safety Screening Center.

On-site COVID Testing

The following COVID testing will be available on-site:

  • Rapid Antigen –  $50 ea. (approx. 10 minutes)
  • Rapid Molecular – $150 ea. (approx. 30 minutes)
  • PCR – $200 ea. (approx. 30 minutes)

COVID-19 Liability

By attending the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium (UW&GS), you voluntarily assume all risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury related to exposure to COVID-19, and release UW&GS from liability for any injury or harm that may result by attending the Symposium. UW&GS’s goal is to ensure a safe meeting environment. As such, you also agree to abide by any prevention or safety measures that UW&GS, the venues, the County health department, or the State of California may have in place during the Symposium. You also agree not to attend the Conference if you become ill, if you are in quarantine or isolation following State of California guidance, or exhibit any symptoms of the COVID-19 virus prior to or during the Symposium.

Reporting Positive for COVID

Please report any positive cases of COVID during the days of our event to Ambassador@SafeExpo.Org. Safe Expo’s services are HIPPA compliant so any reporting will remain confidential with Safe Expo and they will only report numbers of cases to Unified Wine & Grape Symposium.

The Unified Symposium will email all attendees and exhibitors if there are any reported cases of COVID.


Please contact us with any questions regarding COVID policies and procedures.

Unified retained a computational modeling software company that specializes in epidemic policy, Epistemix, to develop simulations that approximate risk based on our venue, audience and anticipated virus levels. Given our masking policy, those simulations predict it’s safe to attend.

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