As the organizers of FOSS Backstage we are continuously monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation to ensure the safety of our event participants and staff. FOSS Backstage will be taking place in ExRotaprint on Friday 6th March as planned.
We have decided to go ahead with FOSS Backstage as it is largely a local event with people mainly traveling from Berlin and the surrounding areas, thus presenting less of a risk. We will also be taking the following precautions:
- Providing sanitation stations onsite with alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- We will regularly sanitize surfaces in the event space and ask the venue staff to do the same
- We will be sanitizing speaker microphones between each speaker’s use
- We will request that anyone sick or experiencing any cold/flu-like symptoms stay home for their own safety and the safety of others
We will also be updating our plans in line with the current situation and any official advice, we are currently monitoring advice from the Robert Koch Institut, and we will let you know as soon as anything changes.