COVID-19 Guidelines

The Irrigation Association is excited to plan for the upcoming 2021 Irrigation Show, Dec. 8-9, 2021, & Education Week, Dec. 6-10, 2021, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. The IA continues to be committed to protecting public health and will follow all safety measures based on CDC, state and building requirements. Please check back at this page often for updates related to the possible impact of COVID-19 on the Irrigation Show.

The latest update from the California Department of Public Health states

  • over 28 million vaccines have been administered.
  • with masking and vaccinations, on June 15, industries across the state can return to usual operations.
  • that Governor Newson has given guidance regarding the state’s economy as of June 15, 2020.

The San Diego Convention Center is expecting to open for events in August 2021. You may visit California COVID-19 restrictions and FAQs to read further about the convention centers preparations and FAQs.

To help clarify the timelines and revised guidelines and reopening rules for meetings, conventions and events, the San Diego Tourism Authority recently held a virtual town hall featuring key local leaders and updated its FAQ while providing additional background information.

The state of California has said that all restrictions will be lifted on Oct. 1. We are still waiting on further guidance Please check back to this page frequently to see updates.

Regarding current travel advisories, please see the California Department of Public Health’s information page for more details.

San Diego Hotels

The San Diego Hotels have been vigilantly following procedures and protocols developed in consideration of guidance and information shared by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, other leading organizations and experts, and local government requirements and guidance.

IA COVID-19 Requirements & Release

Enhanced Safety & Health Measures

Attendance at the 2021 Irrigation Show and Education Week is subject to compliance with IA, convention center and hotel policies and procedures to implement current CDC and state recommendations, which includes, but not limited to wearing a mask, physical distancing, and retreating immediately if feeling unwell or showing symptoms.


I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge and hold harmless the IA and its affiliates, including their respective employees, officers, directors, agents and/or representatives, from any claim or cause of action, including all liabilities, penalties, losses, damages, costs or expenses of any kind, arising out of or relating to exposure to COVID-19. I agree that the foregoing release, discharge and covenants apply even when the IA or its affiliate directly or indirectly caused injury, losses or other harm related to COVID-19, whether by negligent acts or omissions, and whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during or after participation in any IA program. This release is binding on my heirs, administrators, executors, successors and assigns.