In emails sent on Tuesday, Apple told developers that they will be required to wear N95 masks while indoors, and they must show a negative FDA-approved COVID antigen test from the day before. Attendees will be required to upload their negative test results to Apple before the event.
The restrictions have been put in place due to guidelines that were updated due to an increasing number of COVID tests in California and other states.
Saw the updated WWDC email that you need a negative FDA-approved COVID antigen test the day before and N95 masks are required indoors (yay)! Does that just mean I can bring some rapid tests in my luggage?
— Christian Selig (@ChristianSelig) May 24, 2022
Some observers had believed that Apple might cancel the event, as the company recently delayed plans for employees’ return to the office three days a week, due to the rising COVID cases. However, it appears that Apple has opted to rely on tighter restrictions.