ACORE Health & Safety Protocols for Events

As we return to in-person events, our number one priority remains the health and safety of all participants.  
 
ACORE will adhere to and may exceed the recommended guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to facilitate a safe return to in-person events. 
 

EVENT POLICIES

VACCINATION:

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, ACORE has implemented a vaccination entry requirement that all attendees arefully up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines. Exceptions can be made and are detailed in the below table.

Vaccination Status and ACORE Events 
Status  Up to date: Vaccinated + Booster  Vaccinated  Not Vaccinated 
Definition  A person is considered up to date and optimally protected if they have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible.  A person considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-shot series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or a single-dose vaccine, such as the J&J vaccine.  Any person who has not received their second dose in a two-shot series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or a single-dose vaccine, such as the J&J vaccine. 
Event Requirement  Able to attend by providing proof of vaccination and booster at check-in.   Permitted to attend but must either provide proof of negative test (rapid or PCR) taken within 48 hours of meeting date or take a rapid COVID test onsite.   Not permitted to attend without prior approval of exemption. To request an exemption, reach out to events@acore.org 

 

ACORE will be using Health Check by ID.me to verify the vaccination status of all attendees and collect a daily health questionnaire.

FACE MASKS:

While a formal mask mandate may not be in place at the time of the event, face coverings will be required for all event participants regardless of their vaccination status. All face masks must fully cover the nose and mouth.

ADDITIONAL SAFETY PROTOCOLS:

We want you to feel safe while attending ACORE’s in-person events. Here is what we’re doing to ensure health and safety of our attendees is at the forefront.

  • Daily health questionnaire required by all attendees. Participants should stay home if they feel sick or have any COVID-19 symptoms.   
  • Name badges must beworn at all times. 
  • Increased hand sanitizing stations will be made availableat the event venue. 
  • Event spaces will be set up in compliance with the current social distancing and capacity guidelines to ensure you can participate safely.  
  • Guests are asked to engage in appropriate physical distancing andberespectful of all other attendees and their comfort levels. 
  • Event venues have implemented a comprehensive range of health and safety measures including enhanced cleaning protocols and filtration.  

PROOF OF VACCINATION STATUS

ACORE is using Health Check powered by ID.me to certify vaccine status and conduct daily health questionnaires. ID.me is trusted by the federal and provides a reliable and secure way to conduct attendee health checks and ensure duty of care. 

In order to expedite event check-in, ACORE is using Health Check by ID.me to certify vaccine status and conduct daily health questionnaires. ID.me is trusted by the federal government and provides a reliable and secure way to conduct attendee health checks and ensure duty of care.

In order for an attendee to verify their vaccination status or negative test status, the individual must create or have an ID.me account. Creating an account with ID.me is free and only requires a valid email address and password. Once an account has been created using the attendee’s email address and password, the ID.me account holder will be prompted to prove their vaccination and booster status.      

On event day, attendees can log in to complete their Health Status Questionnaire to get automatic approval for event entry.

When you Register: 

  • When registering for the event, you will be asked to certify that you are up to date on your COVID vaccination and booster and that you agree to follow the rules and guidance from ACORE, the event venue, and the CDC when attending.  

Before the Event: 

  • Access Health Check by ID.me to verify your identity and add your vaccination information. 
  • Complete your pre-event Health Questionnaire using ID.me 
  • Do not attend the event if you are ill, experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, or have recently been in close contact with someone who is experiencing COVID symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19. You will be refunded the cost of your ticket if you need to cancel due to COVID-19. Email events@acore.org to request a refund.  

At Event Check-in: 

All staff, speakers, attendees, and sponsors need to show proof of full vaccination and booster to attend ACORE events. 

For proof of vaccination, attendees must provide:  

  • A completed profile on ACORE’s preferred verification app, Health Check by ID.me with uploaded vaccination information 
  • Or a CDC issued vaccination card (original, photocopy, or digital copy/photo) along with photo identification such as:  
  • State issued driver’s license or limited purpose driver’s license  
  • Any other state issued identification card  
  • Passport

Exemptions for providing proof of vaccination and booster:  

Patrons who have and show documentation of medical or religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine must provide both of the following: 

  • Lab or doctor-verified results from a negative PCR or antigen test within the last 48 hours. 
  • Documentation of a medical or religious exemption, such as a note from a medical provider or an attestation from the patron that they have a sincerely held religious belief. 

Please reach out toevents@acore.orgto requestanexemption or if you have questions about our COVID-19 policies.Exemptions must be requested at least 5 days in advance to allow time for the approval process. 

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

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    Stay home if you are sick. If you or someone you have been in close contact with is experience any symptoms of COVID-19, do not attend the event. Please reach out to events@acore.org to obtain a refund. 
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    Don’t forget your mask. Wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth (regardless of vaccination status) is required at our events. If you forget, we will have one available for you at the registration desk. 
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    Register for Health Check by ID.me. Using the ACORE Event Link, this reliable and secure app will verify your identity and allow you to upload proof of vaccination and booster while keeping check-in lines moving and maintaining attendee privacy and control.  
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    Complete your daily health questionnaire. Using ID.me, you will be required to complete a daily health questionnaire to certify that you have no known exposures to or symptoms for COVID-19. 

Please note that ACORE will continue to follow CDC, State, and City guidance and mandates for all events. The COVID-19 pandemic is a fluid and ever-changing situation. Therefore, new requirements may be in place upon arrival at the event, and we will do our best to communicate any changes in advance. Your health and well-being remain our number one priority.