**We anticipate that vaccination and mask mandates will not be required for IECSC and IBS NY 2022**
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
What specific health and safety measures will be in place at the time of your event?
Per state mandates, all attendees, to include staff and contractors, will need to provide proof of vaccine and photo ID to enter the Javits Center. In addition, all guests will be required to wear face masks while indoors.
What types of vaccines will be accepted?
Per New York City guidelines, two doses of any vaccine (or one of Johnson & Johnson) approved for emergency use or fully approved by either the Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization will meet the vaccination mandate.
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (marketed as Comirnaty)
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine
For more information on currently acceptable vaccines, please visit the Key to NYC – Accepted vaccine list HERE.
What forms of vaccination proof will be accepted?
The following are acceptable as proof of COVID-19 vaccination per published New York City and recently updated state guidelines. Please note, a photo ID is also required along with your proof of vaccination for people 18 and over.
CDC Vaccination Card. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable;
NYC Vaccination Record or other official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including from a health care provider. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable;
NYC COVID Safe App: Android | iOS
You can upload to this app a photo of your CDC vaccination card or other official record, along with your photo ID;
Excelsior Pass (or Excelsior Pass Plus): Android | iOS
To use this app, you will need the phone number or email address associated with your vaccination record. If you are unable to use this app, try one of the other options listed above; and
Clear Health Pass. To use this app, you will need a unique organization code before scanning your vaccine card or linking your lab account with a one-time login to your health provider.
To learn more about accepted forms of proof, visit the New York City Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Record page.
Will single dose be accepted?
No. In accordance with New York State and New York City guidelines, anyone 5 and over must show proof they have received two vaccine doses, except for those who have received the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
What will the process be for showing vaccination verification?
Individuals must present their vaccination proof from the above listed approved forms (see “What Forms of Vaccination Proof Will Be Accepted”) along with a photo ID with the same identifying information as their proof.
Where will proof of vaccine be checked? (ie: Inside, outside)?
Our secure, third-party partner will be verifying guests prior to entry to the Javits Center, outside. Once verified, they will be granted entry to the Javits, where our event digital badges will grant guests access to our event.
Who will be reviewing health documents?
Your privacy matters to us. A secure, third-party will review all vaccine documentation, and no health records will be stored.
Can I show proof of a negative COVID-19 test instead of a vaccine and still access the event?
Unfortunately, no. Only individuals showing proof of vaccination can enter the Javits Center and attend the events per recently updated state guidelines.
I am unable to be vaccinated, are there exemptions?
In accordance with New York City’s vaccine mandate, individuals who are not vaccinated are restricted from attending our event.
Will individuals be turned away if they don’t meet a vaccination requirement?
Yes, if an individual cannot provide proof of vaccination, they will not be able to access the Javits Center. We recommend taking a photo of your vaccine card, so you can readily access it.
Do children need to provide proof of vaccine in order to enter the Javits Center?
Per New York City guidelines, starting January 29, 2022, children ages 5 and older must also show proof of full vaccination (two doses).
However, for safety, insurance and security reasons, no one under the age of 15 is permitted in the expo halls or conference meeting rooms at our show.
How often will proof of vaccine need to be checked to enter the Javits Center?
Only once. Upon your first time entering the Javits Center, our secure, third party partners will verify your proof of vaccine. Once confirmed, you will receive a wristband. This wristband will help “fast track” entry, should you need to re-enter the Javits for any reason.
How will mandates be enforced?
We will have safety ambassadors throughout the building who will be responsible for ensuring adherence to health and safety policies. Our goal is to help you grow your business, safely.
Am I required to wear a face mask, even if vaccinated?
Yes. Presently, the Javits Center requires face masks to be worn by all guests while indoors. Complimentary masks will be provided to our guests.
Will you be limiting the number of attendees who can be at the event?
The Javits Center allows for appropriate density management and distancing measures and is among the safest venues in the country with GBAC accreditation. As a result, we will not be limiting attendance numbers, but will implement widened aisles and manage flow to keep participants safe.
Is the Javits Center safe?
The Javits Center is among the safest venues in the country, featuring Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation which is a gold standard of prepared facilities and demonstrates their commitment to the highest standards in cleaning and sanitization. In addition, the Javits Center has installed hospital-grade, High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters to improve filtration, with the entire volume of air in the venue exchanged five times a day.