At Vision Expo East and all Reed Exhibitions events, your health and safety is our top priority. As part of this commitment, we’ve taken proactive steps and implemented new guidelines and policies to help support a safe experience. Everyone in attendance, including customers, vendors and staff, are expected to comply our health and safety requirements.

Health + Safety Requirements


Everyone is required to wear a face covering while attending Vision Expo East. For more details and requirements about face coverings, please click here.


Everyone attending Vision Expo East will be required to undergo a temperature screening prior to entering. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 degrees (F) and their traveling party or group will not be permitted entry to Vision Expo East.


Reed Exhibitions works with each venue to implement sanitization standards. It is the responsibility of everyone to maintain personal hygiene, including washing your hands frequently.


We have adjusted our layout and provided exhibitor guidelines to promote physical distancing. Please help us maintain a safe environment for all attendees by part maintaining a distance of 6ft (2 meters) between you and others.


Please follow all floor and distance markings when present.


Operational adjustments may occur throughout the event in order to ensure the health and safety of all attendees. Please adhere to all signage and direction from all staff. 


Please observe social distancing guidelines when greeting others, avoid handshakes and hugs.

Reed Exhibitions and Vision Expo East are committed to upholding the health & safety standards outlined on this page across our 2021 events - additional details about policies and procedures will be posted here as they are made available. To read more about our efforts to ensure Health & Safety at Reed Exhibitions in the new normal, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, everyone attending Vision Expo East will be required to undergo a temperature screening via a contactless, handheld infrared thermometer prior to entering. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 (F) degrees and their traveling party or group will not be permitted entry to Vision Expo East and will be directed as necessary to receive additional medical assessment.

  • Temperature screening via contactless, handheld infrared thermometer will take place upon entry to the registration area located on Level 1 of West Concourse, in the West A Lobby of Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).

  • Everyone attending Vision Expo East is required to wear an approved face covering. Additional details and guidelines on acceptable face coverings can be found here.

  • Approved face coverings are required to be worn by all attendees. To request an accommodation or for additional questions regarding accessibility, please e-mail our Operations Manager, George Ferrer at

  • Reed Exhibitions partners closely with all venues, local, state, and federal health authorities to maintain a robust operational plan designed to maximize the health and safety of everyone. These measures include:
    • Required face coverings
    • Strict sanitization and cleaning procedures
    • Hand sanitizing stations
    • Temperature screenings for all staff, vendors, and exhibitors
    • Layout design and spaces that promote physical distancing
    • Exhibitor guidelines and booth design standards
    • Reduced contact transactions
    • Protective plexiglass barriers at transaction points
    • Reduced capacity in Conference Program rooms
  • OCCC maintains an extensive health & safety plan for all events, including Vision Expo East. For more information and details, please click here.


  • OCCC has guidelines in place to keep their guests, employees, and community safe during scheduled trade shows, conventions, and events. Please click here to review their Recovery and Resiliency Committee Guidelines.

  • Yes. Vision Expo East has a Contactless Greeting policy.  Please do not shake hands, hug, or engage in other forms of physical contact within the venue.

  • Review our Health and Safety Acknowledgement each day to ensure you can comply prior to arriving at the venue
  • Don’t forget your face covering(s)
  • Print and bring your badge! Vision Expo East badges are now print-at-home. Before the show, you will receive an email with your badge and instructions on how to print at home.
  • Please be prepared for a contactless temperature screening upon entering OCCC 

  • Starting January 26, 2021, the U.S. government will require all international airline passengers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding flights to the U.S. We will continue to update these FAQs as more information about international travel becomes available, however, please monitor the US Department of State website and the CDC website for official guidance.

  • More information coming soon!

  • For answers to additional frequently asked questions, please click here. If you’d like to contact us directly, please click here to contact our customer service team.