*In accordance with the mandates set by Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District of Columbia on December 22, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will require all show guests age 12 and older to show proof of vaccination and corresponding ID to enter.

This is in addition to the District of Columbia’s requirement to wear a mask while inside the convention center.

Show guests age 12 and older must show proof of at least one vaccination to enter. Masks required.



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The Washington, D.C. Auto Show is known as “The Public Policy Show” on the global auto show circuit.

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Check Out the Brands on Display

The 2022 Washington, D.C. Auto Show will feature hundreds of vehicles from top manufacturers. See the brands that are set to display a range of concept, luxury, electric, hybrid, exotic and historic cars across 750,000 square feet of floor space in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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Global Biorisk Advisory Council Star Facility

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is a GBAC STAR™ accredited facility. GBAC STAR™ is an outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation. This performance-based program establishes requirements to assist facilities with work practices, protocols, procedures, and systems to control risks associated with infectious agents, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. This is the “gold standard” for sanitization. For more information on GBAC STAR™ accreditation, please visit https://gbac.issa.com/gbac-star-facility-accreditation/.

In addition to achieving GBAC STAR™ accreditation, the Convention Center is currently utilizing the following additional, state-of-the-art sanitation protocols:

  • The building is the first convention center in the nation to use an HVAC solution called Synexis to purify the air inside the building by using dry hydrogen peroxide which is present throughout the entire building. For more info, please click here: www.synexis.com.
  • Additionally, the building recently activated a new robot that uses disinfecting ultraviolet lighting to cleanse up to 5,000 square feet at a time in less than 5 minutes. More info can be viewed on YouTube by clicking here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNjqwu12U1c

As of now, masks must be worn inside of the building at all times and all building employees (city and union workers) must be vaccinated as a condition of employment. The producers of The Washington, DC Auto Show will provide any operational or policy updates on this page and elsewhere on the site if any changes are to occur. For more information, please contact Joe Koch, Assistant Producer, at jk@wanada.org.

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