Q: Do I have to be vaccinated to attend InfoComm 2021?
A: No. You can either be fully vaccinated OR provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
Q: Does requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test every five days violate the Florida Statute § 381.00316?
A: No. AVIXA has verified with legal counsel that it is legal to require COVID-19 test results or give participants the option to provide their full vaccination information.
Q: How long is the negative test good for? When would it need to be done?
A: A negative COVID-19 test is good for five days from the time the test results are obtained. For example, if the test result is obtained three days prior to the show, it will be valid for two days onsite. After those two days you would need to retest and show a negative result for any additional onsite days.
Q: Which vaccines will be recognized for proof of vaccination at InfoComm?
A: Only vaccines authorized and recommended by the Centers for Disease and Prevention for use in the United States can be used as proof of vaccination. These are Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty and Johnson & Johnson. If you have been vaccinated with a vaccine not listed above, you will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test.
Q: What will be accepted as proof of vaccination? Is a photo of the card sufficient, or do I need to bring the actual card?
A: You can bring a photo of the actual card or you can upload your information into the CLEAR Health Pass mobile app. You will be able to either link or upload your vaccination information or negative COVID-19 test verification within the app, so you will not need to bring your vaccination card. CLEAR is integrated with Health Systems, Pharmacies and VCI (Smart QR Code) to populate vaccination results as well as Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and major labs like LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics for negative COVID-19 test results. The CLEAR app can be downloaded for free via iTunes or the Google Play store.
Q: What if I have been vaccinated but I have lost my vaccination card?
A: If you do not have proof of vaccination, you will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result.
Q: Am I required to use the CLEAR Health Pass App?
A: No, you are not required to use the CLEAR Health Pass App, but using the app will expedite your experience onsite. If you do not use the CLEAR Health Pass mobile app, you will need to bring documentation with you - in English that has your name and either your negative COVID-19 test result or vaccination information.
Q: Do I need to have a CLEAR Plus Membership (used for airport security) to use CLEAR Health Pass mobile app?
A: No, you do not need to have a CLEAR Plus Membership to use CLEAR Health Pass. CLEAR Health Pass is a free program.
Q: What is the policy for accepting "proof" of antibodies through natural immunity?
A: We are not able to accept proof of antibodies for InfoComm 2021. All participants are required to provide a COVID-19 negative test results or their full vaccination information.
Q: If I receive a positive COVID-19 test result once at the show, can I get a refund of my registration fees?
A: Onsite registration refunds will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Q: Do I really have to wear a mask all day?
A: Yes. While you are in the Convention Center and on the InfoComm shuttle buses, you need to wear a mask, regardless of your vaccination status or a COVID-19 negative test result. This includes during exhibitor move-in and move-out.
Q: What are the CDC recommendations if I have been exposed to COVID-19?
A: Any attendee at InfoComm should adhere to CDC guidance, which is outlined at CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
CDC guidance, as updated on Sept 18, 2021, advises the following if exposed to COVID-19:
If fully vaccinated and you have no symptoms, you do not need to quarantine; however, you should be tested 3-5 days after exposure and wear a mask indoors for 14 days following exposure or until test result is negative.
If fully vaccinated with symptoms, you must quarantine for up to 14 days since exposure or 10 days since symptoms first appeared
If not vaccinated and regardless of whether symptoms are present, you must quarantine for up to 14 days since exposure or 10 days since symptoms first appeared (if you are immunocompromised, you may need to quarantine longer; consult CDC guidelines).
Q: Is AVIXA responsible for reporting COVID-19 cases?
A: It is the responsibility of the public health authorities to handle any contact tracing and exposure reporting, not AVIXA/InfoComm or any other business. The public health authority in Florida is the Florida Department of Health and they can be reached at +1 (866) 779-6121 or email COVIDemail@example.com. For any positive COVID-19 test results, the COVID-19 testing facilities are “Mandatory Reporters” and must immediately report any such results to the public health authorities, who would then conduct any contact tracing or other exposure reporting in accordance with their processes.