GS1 Connect 2022 Safety First Commitment

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego soon! At this time, we are pleased to share our updated safety plan for GS1 Connect 2022.

As the COVID-19 landscape continues to evolve, we remain dedicated to providing all of those onsite at GS1 Connect 2022 with a safe environment. We will continue to adhere to the latest guidance provided by the CDC and federal, state, and local government health agencies. 

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Health and Safety Protocols

GS1 Connect 2022 attendees will be required to provide either proof of a negative COVID-19 test, OR proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. 

To manage this protocol GS1 US has partnered with Health Pass by CLEAR™

  • The CLEAR app provides U.S. based attendees a confidential and secure way to collect digital proof of vaccination or negative testing.
  • Non-U.S. based attendees, as well as U.S. based attendees unable to use CLEAR, will be able to provide their proof of vaccination or negative COVID test at the Health & Safety check-in desk onsite at the conference.
  • Rapid COVID-19 self-tests will be available onsite for attendees at the Health & Safety check-in desk to ensure safety after travel or if feeling unwell while at the conference.
  • Masks are not required but we are a mask friendly event. We will have masks available onsite.

Attendees who do not present a valid CLEAR Health Pass or do not comply with the health and safety protocols will not be admitted into the event.

U.S. Based Attendees

For the most efficient entry into GS1 Connect 2022, all registrants should download and register for the CLEAR app and complete the upload of their COVID-19 proof of vaccination as soon as possible, or they may provide proof of a negative COVID test 72 hours prior to arriving to the hotel and picking up their badge at conference registration.

Non-U.S. based attendees

Non-U.S. based attendees must present either a digital or physical copy of their vaccine record. Photocopies will be accepted. Digital vaccination certificates and mobile applications that many countries have issued will also be accepted. Vaccine records must clearly state the following:

  • Full name
  • Type of vaccine administered
  • Date of when the vaccine was received
  • Location where vaccine was administered

In addition to providing a copy of their vaccine record, attendees will need to provide a government-issued photo ID that matches the name on their vaccine record, and their registration confirmation to be admitted to GS1 Connect.

When you arrive onsite, please visit the Health & Safety Check-In desk to be CLEARed and the GS1 Connect Registration Desk to print your conference badge and materials, located outside of the Marriott Grand Ballroom on the Lobby Level of the hotel. In order to print your badge, you will need to enter your registered email address. You must wear your name badge for all conference activities, including sessions, meals, networking events, and co-located meetings.

Please note, if you are uploading a negative test result to obtain your CLEAR Health Pass, you will need to test and upload your result no more than 72 hours prior to when you are checking in at the GS1 Connect Health & Safety Check-In desk. This must be complete prior to attending any conference activities.

    Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Process & FAQs

    What defines fully vaccinated?

    Per the CDC, individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose of multi-dose vaccines and 14 days after the single-dose vaccines.

    • A list of approved vaccines for U.S. attendees can be found here.
    • A list of approved vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO) for International attended can be found here.

    What type of COVID-19 Test is permissible?

    A PCR test or NAAT (rapid molecular) COVID-19 test that is administered within 72 hours of arriving in San Diego will be allowed in lieu of a vaccination card.

    What if I do not wish to upload my information via the CLEAR™ app?

    You will be able to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test at the Health & Safety check-in desk onsite at the conference with your government-issued photo ID that matches the name on your vaccination record or negative test results.

    Where is the Health & Safety Check-In desk located on-site?

    The Health & Safety Check-In desk is located next to the conference registration desk in the Marriott Grand Ballroom main foyer.

    What dates and times is the Health & Safety Check-In desk open?

    The Health & Safety Check-In desk will be open during the conference registration hours from June 5th through June 9th.

    When do I need to sign up for the CLEAR app?

    For the most efficient entry into GS1 Connect 2022, all registrants should download the CLEAR app and complete their COVID-19 proof of vaccination as soon as possible, but at least 24 hours before arriving to the hotel and badge pickup at conference registration. For attendees providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test, results must be linked in your CLEAR app 72 hours prior to arrival.

    What if my testing center doesn't partner with the CLEAR app?

    Negative test results from your testing center will be accepted on-site if they clearly state your name (matching your government-issued photo ID) and are timestamped (72 hours prior to arriving onsite).

    HealthPass by CLEAR Approved Testing Sites: As of January 10, 2022

    The approved list of testing sites for the CLEAR app can be found here: Health Pass – Lab Integrations (acsm.org). If you have any questions or trouble with your CLEAR HealthPass, please contact: Call 855-CLEAR-ME, tap “Get in Touch” in the app, or email [email protected].

    What kind of test results can I upload, and how do I upload them?

    All tests from any lab or at-home provider are accepted via the Self-Uploaded Exam option in the CLEAR app.  In addition, they are now accepting self-tests. How to Upload a Lab Test Result

    The following companies offer Direct lab data integrations: 

    • Quest Diagnostics 
    • LabCorp 
    • BioReference Labs 
    • Lucira