Health Requirements for Exhibitors

Right of Entry Protocol

  • To ensure the safety of all meeting participants, proof of COVID-19 vaccination AND proof of a negative PCR or antigen coronavirus test within 3 days of your first day at the meeting will be required for in-person attendees and exhibitors of the 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting. Individuals who are unable to provide both of these things will not be permitted to enter the meeting. Additionally, antibody coronavirus test results will not be accepted.

  • For the purposes of right of entry to 2021 AACC, a person is considered fully vaccinated:
    • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. This means that, to attend 2021 AACC, your final vaccine dose must be administered on or before September 12.
    • This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website and authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines), and COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (i.e., AstraZeneca/Oxford, Covishield, Sinopharm, and Sinovac). The full list of vaccines with final WHO EUL/PQ evaluation status is available here.
  • In compliance with CDC and local requirements, we will require all meeting participants to wear masks in the Georgia World Congress Center, AACC shuttles, and hotels. Masks must snugly cover the nose and chin. Please remember to bring your own mask, but note that masks will be available onsite on a first come, first served basis.

View the FAQ about the Right of Entry Protocol.

Please check back frequently for updates to the Right of Entry Protocol.

Providing Proof of Vaccination and a COVID-19 Test Result

  1. Exhibitors can do one of the following to provide proof of vaccination:
    1. Upload your vaccine information in the CLEAR app to obtain CLEAR Health Pass Validation. Download the app here and use health pass org code AACC21.
    2. Bring your vaccine information to one of the Entry Requirement Help Desks at the Georgia World Congress Center entrance to get Onsite Validation.
  2. Present your negative COVID-19 test results at one of the Entry Requirement Help Desks onsite at the convention center entrance. We will accept a physical or digital copy of your test results.

At this time, please note that CLEAR Health Pass Validation (Option A for providing proof of vaccination) is only available for exhibitors with vaccination records from the United States. All exhibitors from localities other than the U.S. must get Onsite Validation (Option B).

If you are using the CLEAR app, you must complete your CLEAR Health Pass Validation at least 3 days before arriving onsite.

Learn how to complete your CLEAR Health Pass Validation here.

What to Do When You Arrive at the Meeting

Each major entrance into the convention center will have a CLEAR Fast Lane for people with the CLEAR Health Pass and an Entry Requirement Help Desk Lane for people who don’t have it. Dedicated entry protocol staff will direct all arriving exhibitors into one of these lines. Staff will also be available to help exhibitors with CLEAR app issues.

People WITH the CLEAR Health Pass:

  1. At the CLEAR Fast Lane, you will show your CLEAR Health Pass to an entry protocol staff person.
  2. Then proceed to an Entry Requirement Help Desk to show your COVID-19 test result.
  3. If you provide a negative COVID-19 test result, you will then proceed to registration where you can either a) register for the meeting or b) pick up your name badge, badge holder, and lanyard if you’re pre-registered.

People without the CLEAR Health Pass:

  1. At each major convention center entrance, dedicated entry protocol staff will direct you to the nearest Entry Requirement Help Desk inside.
  2. Entry protocol staff at each Help Desk will check exhibitor vaccination cards and COVID-19 test results.
  3. If you provide a valid vaccination card and negative COVID-19 test result, you will then proceed to registration where you can either a) register for the meeting or b) pick up your name badge, badge holder, and lanyard if you’re pre-registered.

If you need to get a COVID-19 test onsite:

AACC will provide coronavirus testing at a mobile unit (sponsored by LumiraDx) outside the entrance to the Georgia World Congress Center on a first come, first served basis. Learn more.