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Esri is committed to protecting the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, staff, and presenters. We follow the established protocols from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ask that all in-person event attendees do the same. Esri will continue to assess the evolving public health guidance regarding large gatherings and adapt accordingly. These guidelines are subject to US government and local rules and regulations.
We encourage every individual to make informed decisions about attending our events in the best interest of their own health as well as the health of others. If you cannot or choose not to follow the on-site health and safety requirements or if you cannot attend the event for other reasons, please check back for postevent content.
In-person attendance requirements
All attendees, exhibitors, presenters, and Esri employees at this event are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result 48 hours prior to attending the conference. If the individual is unable or unwilling to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, then they must verify that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The event will implement a third-party application for verification of both test results and vaccine verification.
Proof of vaccination status
If not providing a negative COVID-19 test result, attendees at Esri events are required to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Esri events will implement a third-party application for verification. An attendee is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving either of the following:
- The second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Covishield, BIBP, or Sinovac vaccines
- A single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine
This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the WHO or approved for full use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on or before January 25, 2022. The full list of emergency use and authorized vaccines is available on the FDA's COVID-19 Vaccinations web page.
Attendees who do not meet these requirements are not considered fully vaccinated and will not be permitted to attend this event.
The FDA has regulatory processes in place to facilitate the development of COVID-19 vaccines that meet the FDA's rigorous scientific standards.
Proof of negative COVID-19 test result
If not providing proof of vaccination against COVID-19, attendees at Esri events are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Negative results are acceptable from either of two types of COVID-19 tests: polymerase chain reaction (PCR, also called diagnostic or molecular) or rapid antigen test (also referred to as a rapid test).
Either of the following will be accepted for entry (when accompanied by a valid government issued photo ID):
- Electronic proof of a negative test result through an app approved by show management
- A printed or digital copy of your negative COVID-19 test results, written in English, that indicates the type of test administered (PCR or rapid antigen test and has your name and the date the test was administered.
PLEASE NOTE: A negative COVID-19 test result obtained within 48 hours of the event means that the test must have been completed no earlier than 48 hours prior to the first day of the event in order to be accepted for entry for all event days.
To find a COVID-19 test site, contact your healthcare provider or your local or regional public health authority.
Learn more about our policies
Find out more about measures we are taking to create a safe and healthy environment at our events. Esri reserves the right to update these guidelines at any time as health and safety protocols evolve.
A person is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving either of the following:
- The second dose in a two-dose series such as the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Covishield, BIBP, or Sinovac vaccines
- A single-dose vaccine such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine
This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the WHO or approved for full use by the FDA on or before March 21, 2022. The full list of emergency use and authorized vaccines can be found on this FDA web page.
Attendees or exhibitors who do not meet these requirements are not considered fully vaccinated and will not be permitted to attend Esri in-person events.
All attendees, exhibitors, and Esri employees at the event must demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within 48 hours of the event start date. For non-US attendees, this means providing physical proof of vaccination for manual screening. For US attendees, Esri supports the use of Health Pass with the CLEAR app to verify vaccination. If you are unable to download the CLEAR app and use Health Pass as verification, you can provide your proof of vaccination or test results on-site for manual screening at the Health Pass Help Desk.
Esri will be manually screening vaccination documentation on-site for non-US attendees. For US attendees, Esri supports the use of Health Pass via the CLEAR app to verify vaccination status and does not have access to any personal information that you submit to CLEAR to complete your Health Pass.
There are three options to digitally verify your COVID-19 vaccine via CLEAR. Select the one that works best for you:
- Upload a photo of your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.
- Upload a photo of your printed copy of your negative COVID-19 test results, written in English, that indicates the type of test administered (PCR or rapid antigen test) and has your name and the date the test was administered.
- Digitally link a vaccination record or test record from a health system or pharmacy.
We encourage attendees to practice social distancing measures, including keeping a physical distance of six feet where possible, as recommended by the CDC. Socially distanced seating options will be provided in all venues, including at all education sessions and networking events. Exhibit Halls will include wider aisles, and booths will be spaced apart.
We are working with our partners to ensure that CDC-recommended cleaning protocols are followed during this event and that high-touch surfaces are being thoroughly disinfected.
All attendees, exhibitors, and staff should do the following:
- Avoid attending the venue if experiencing any flu-like symptoms
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and/or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Engage in additional responsible health and safety practices, whether on or off the event premises