Rice University Covid Safety and Guidelines
Rice University’s protocols for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic have been rooted in the safety for our students, faculty, staff and other community partners and visitors. We are continuing to follow guidelines provided by the CDC as well as local and state protocols and requirements.
We strongly encourage everyone to wear masks while indoors during the workshop. For people who have special health concerns or want a higher level of protection, a well-fitted KN95 mask offers good protection for the user. Please feel free to stop by the registration table and we will be happy to provide you with a KN95 mask when requested.
If you are not feeling well, please do not attend the workshop that day and let the coordinators know. We will arrange for you to attend the workshop virtually. We have purchased a stock of Covid test kits, which we will drop off at the hotel front desk where you are staying.
Hotel and Ground Transportation Information
All parking on campus is accessed by credit card. Use the same credit card to exit at the end of the day. All-day parking costs $12. For additional information go to Parking for Visitors.
The parking garage entrance to the BRC is located on Dryden Road (1811 Dryden Rd, Houston, TX)
Invited Speaker Hotel (Preferred Event Hotel) 0.4 miles from the BRC and a 10 min walk straight on Travis St.
INTERCONTINENTAL HOUSTON – MEDICAL CENTER
6750 Main Street, Houston
Texas 77030 USA
Rice University will make hotel reservations at the Intercontinental for invited speakers and provide transportation from the hotel to Rice University for the workshop.
Intercontinental Hotel Houston
A safe, comfortable hotel experience is central to the True Hospitality we offer at the InterContinental Houston – Medical Center. Throughout our response to Covid-19, the health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, colleagues, and community has been our top priority.
The InterContinental ® Houston – Medical Center is the first hotel to use the innovative Integrated Viral Protection (IVP) Bio Defense Indoor Air Protection Filtration System.
The IVP Air heated-air filtration system is a mobile, plug-and-purify device designed to eliminate SARS-CoV-2, anthrax spores and other airborne contaminants through a heated filter that does not impact the temperature of the ambient air. Building on a comprehensive set of procedures and protocols in place with the IHG Way of Clean program, the use of this technology marks yet another enhancement that General Manager Jorge Landa and the InterContinental Houston – Medical Center hotel team are offering to guests and colleagues to provide further confidence in the hotel experience.
Other Hotels Near Rice University
Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center
6633 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77030 USA
Phone: 1-713-313-4000 Fax: 1-713-313-4660
DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Medical Center Hotel & Suites
6800 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030 USA
5701 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005 USA
Phone: 1-713-526-1991 / 888-880-3244 Fax: 1-713-526-0359
Crowne Plaza Medical Center
8686 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77054 USA
Phone: 1-713-748-3221 Fax: 1-713-796-9371
Residence Inn, Marriott – West University
2939 Westpark Drive
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 713 661-4660
Transportation from Hotels
Most hotels offer free shuttles that will drop you off at the Rice University. Please arrange shuttle service with the hotel well in advance of when you need it. (Please note transportation from the Intercontinental Houston Medical Center Hotel to Rice University will be provided for Invited Speakers. If other workshop attendees book a room at the Intercontinental Houston Medical Center Hotel they may board the bus with the invited speakers.)
Other ground transportation option for workshop attendees
Uber & Lyft
Uber and Lyft operate in Houston
Limo & Cab Service
Merlo’s Limousines & Charters
Yellow Cab 713-236-1111
Fiesta Cab 713-225-2666
United Cab 713-699-0000