Health and Safety Precautions & Procedures

MINEXCHANGE 2022: Health and Safety Precautions & Procedures

Safety is the #1 value of mining.

Your safety is our top priority!

Masks Are Required
All conference participants must wear a face masks unless actively eating, drinking, or presenting during events.

Conference Requirements May Evolve
SME is closely monitoring government and local safety recommendations and may adjust its approach as needed to ensure a safe meeting environment for all.

Updated 2/7/2022


  • Review the Attendee Terms & Conditions. If you are not comfortable with the guidelines, you should not register. All attendees must acknowledge acceptance in the registration process.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please do not travel. For information on spotting symptoms of COVID-19, please visit:
  • MINEXCHANGE staff is working with the venue, and local health officials to monitor the situation and will adjust our Health & Safety plan as needed.
  • The venue is adhering to strict protocols to clean and sanitize the property.
  • For more information about local regulations, please visit:


Health Center
Should you have a health emergency during the conference, please visit the Health Center. EMTs will be on staff to help you.

  • February 27 – March 3
  • 8 am - 5 pm
  • Salt Lake Convention Center

Mask are Required
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Salt Lake City Health Department is asking attendees of large, in-person events to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. With this is mind, all participants will be required to wear a face masks unless actively eating, drinking, or presenting at SME MINEXCHANGE events.
N95 or KN95 masks are recommended. Bandanas and face shields are not permitted. No exceptions or exemptions will be made. Individuals who do not comply with the policy may be asked to leave the conference.

Please conduct a daily self-check for COVID symptoms every morning prior to attending conference events.
Check for fever (0.6 degrees over normal temperature), cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
If you are sick, for the health and safety of others, we ask that you do not attend conference events.

Hygiene Stations
Hand washing facilities and/or hand sanitizer will be easily accessible to everyone throughout the event.

Spacing Measures
Where possible, social distancing practices will be implemented; however, not all rooms will have the capacity to be able to do so, which is why it is important to wear a mask for your protection and the protection of others.



Utah's Covid-19 Hotline

  • (800) 456-7707

COVID Testing
For a comprehensive list of COVID testing facilities visit:


Testing locations close to the Salt Lake Convention Center include:

531 E 400 S, Salt Lake, UT 84102
Hours: 9 am- 5 pm
Appointment Required

COVID Clinic
754 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Hours: 8:30 am - 4 pm

Salt Lake Public Health Center – TB Clinic
610 S 200 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Hours: 9:30 am – 5 pm


COVID Exposure Reporting
To report a positive COVID exposure, please call SME at 303-948-4241 or email

Closet Pharmacy
Website | 801-531-0583

Local Hospitals
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
Website | 801-350-4111

Intermountain Healthcare Hospital
Website | 801-507-7000

University of Utah Hospital
Website | 801-581-2121

Additional Resources
To review the latest updates and COVID safety regulations prior to departure for Salt Lake City, UT:


Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability

When you register for the conference, you agreed to the policy outlined in the Registration Terms & Conditions. Please review that agreement here. We appreciate your support in creating a healthy conference environment for all attendees.

SME is committed to implementing conscious and intentional measures to not only combat COVID-19, but promote healthy best practices that will become the protocol for all events during high-risk and low-risk time periods alike.

Please continuously check back here. We will continue to revise our procedures as needed to reflect the current state of the pandemic.