ESCC Meeting Accessibility and Safety

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Meeting registrants should include any accessibility needs when you submit your meeting registration form, so that we can ensure all attendees are able to fully participate in the meeting. For any questions, please contact Cian Dawson, ESnet User & Outreach Lead ( as soon as possible.

Meeting Venue Accessibility

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The main Tuesday and Wednesday meeting will be held at the David Brower Center, which states: 

  • The first floor is fully compliant with ADA regulations. 
  • The second floor room where the meeting will be held is accessible by an ADA-compliant elevator. 
  • Assisted-listening devices can be set up, with advance notice.
  • Restrooms on the first and second floor are both wheelchair accessible. Only the first floor has an automatic door opener.
  • There are two all-gender restrooms on each floor.


Thursday Optional Facility Tours

Tour registrants will be provided with additional safety and access information after registration. 

Transportation: We will provide round-trip transportation between downtown Berkeley and the lab tours via a Berkeley Lab shuttle. Most Lab shuttles used to transport attendees to the tours can accommodate up to two wheelchairs. There is a short walk down hill to get from shuttle to the ALS (and then back, to return to shuttle).

Attire: Tour guides will require participants to follow facility safety requirements, for the safety and protection of participants, staff, and equipment.

  • Wear full-length long pants or equivalent.
  • Wear closed-toed shoes. Do not wear high heels. We recommend comfortable walking shoes, as you will be walking around the facilities, including over uneven floors and grating and up/down stairs.
  • Do not wear loose or flowing clothing, unless it can be fully secured during tours.
  • Please tie back/secure any flowing hairstyles. 
  • Hearing protection is available for the NERSC tour upon request.

Strong Magnets: Advanced Light Source (ALS) Tours usually walk across the booster through the yoke of the 184-inch cyclotron. This requires walking up and down a flight of stairs and past a magnetic field that might exceed 5 gauss (an issue for someone wearing a pacemaker). Please let Cian Dawson ( know by April 18, 2024, if this is a concern for you; with advance notice, ALS may be able to make accommodations. This information will also be sent to attendees who register for the tours.

Stay with the tour: Tour attendees must stay with tour guide for the duration of the facility visit.

Cameras/Photography: Tour participants are allowed to take photos during the tours.



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Note: revised April 29, 2024, to reflect Berkeley National Lab COVID guidelines updated this month.

The ESCC Spring 2024 Meeting will follow Berkeley National Lab COVID guidelines in place at the time of the event. Currently the CDC COVID Hospital Admission Level in Alameda County is LOW.

Under Berkeley National Lab guidelines, face coverings and distancing are not required for this event. Disposable masks for voluntary use will be available. 

LBNL personnel must follow the Lab’s COVID-19 Protocols for LBNL Travel. Daily self-monitoring for symptoms is encouraged. Non-LBNL attendees can review the COVID Protocols for Visitors and Hosts and are encouraged to check for symptoms daily. The Lab also recommends that visitors follow CDC Travel Guidance. 

In the event of a known Covid exposure during the meeting:

  • Organizers will notify attendees soon as reasonably possible. 
  • Participants will be provided masks for the remainder of the meeting indoor events.
  • Attendees who prefer can continue to participate via Zoom instead of in-person.


Lab guidance on covid exposure, as of 4/29/2024:

Exposure to Someone who has COVID-19 or Tested Positive

  • Recommend masking through Day 10 and getting tested within 5 days, especially if you or those around you are at higher risk. (Day 0 = the date of exposure.) 

Positive Test or COVID-like Symptoms

  • Wear a mask through Day 10 and take added precautions to minimize the spread of respiratory viruses. Inform supervisor and meeting organizers. (Day 0 = date of positive test or date symptoms started, whichever is earliest.)
  • If symptoms were present, return to onsite work or business-related travel is allowed when both of the following are true:
    • Symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours AND
    • There is no fever (and no fever-reducing medication) for a full 24 hours.
  • If you have no symptoms, return to work and business-related travel is allowed. There is no isolation period.



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