2022 BIO CEO & Investor Conference Health and Safety

Updated: February 7, 2022

The 2022 CEO & Investor Conference is returning to the New York Marriott Marquis from February 14 – 15, 2022 for a live, in-person event. Creating a healthy and safe environment for all attendees is a top priority for BIO. The event will follow all current New York City health and safety guidelines.

BIO is closely monitoring the current state of COVID-19 and will continue to update the health and safety page.

As of February 7, please note specific changes to the BIO Badge Pick-up Process and BIO Testing Requirement.

If you are exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms, have knowingly been exposed to COVID-19, or have received a positive COVID-19 test within 10 days of the start of the event, please stay home and do not attend the 2022 CEO & Investor Conference. 

BIO is committed to your safety. Here is what you can expect:

BIO Badge Pickup Process

Prior to picking up a conference badge, all attendees must report to the 7th floor of the Marriott Marquis to receive their COVID-19 test and complete BIO’s health and safety check. Our Health & Safety Ambassadors will verify your proof of vaccination and negative COVID-19 test.  A government-issued photo ID or passport along with your registration confirmation is required for check-in. For security reasons, there are no exceptions.  

Once screened by our Health and Safety Ambassadors, attendees can pick up their badges at the registration desk located on the 6th floor. For registration desk hours, please visit the CEO & Investor Conference Schedule. 

Due to hotel policy, all event attendees must also be screened by the hotel and receive a wristband. Attendees can either pick up their wristband on the 3rd floor or 7th floor. 

BIO Testing Requirement: Negative Onsite COVID-19 Test

BIO is requiring all in-person attendees to test negative for COVID-19 through our onsite COVID-19 testing suite.  The tests take approximately 30 minutes to produce results so please plan accordingly.

The COVID-19 testing suite will be located on the 7th floor of the Marriott Marquis. 

COVID-19 Onsite Testing Suite Hours

  • Sunday, February 13: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Monday, February 14: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM 
  • Tuesday, February 15: 6:00 AM – 5:30 PM 

BIO Vaccination Requirements

Due to the current state of COVID-19, all attendees and staff who attend the conference in-person will need to be up to date with vaccinations to gain access to the CEO & Investor Conference. 

A domestic attendee is considered up to date with vaccinations:  

If they have received their second dose in a two-dose series (such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines) within five (5) months of the event or if they have received their first dose in a one-dose series (such as the Janssen/J&J vaccine) within two (2) months of the event.   

If they have received their second dose in a two-dose series (such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines) more than five (5) months before the event or if they have received their first dose in a one-dose series (such as the Janssen/J&J vaccine) more than two (2) months before the event, the attendee will need to also show proof of a booster vaccination.   

An international attendee is considered up to date with vaccinations:   

If they are up to date with their country recommendations on primary vaccinations and boosters. This applies to individuals who have received Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen/J&J, AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Covishield, BIBP/Sinopharm, Sinovac, and Novavax/Covovax. 

If an attendee or staff member does not meet these requirements, they will be unable to attend the event.

BIO Vaccination Verification Process: Domestic Attendees

BIO has partnered with CLEAR to utilize their Health Pass feature to provide easy proof of vaccination for faster entry. This option is available to domestic attendees only. Please follow the instructions below to get set up.  

How to Complete your CLEAR Health Pass  

  1. Download the free CLEAR app and tap the white Health Pass button on the home screen.   
  2. Under the ‘Events’ tab, find BIO CEO & Investor Conference in the ‘Conferences’ section. 
  3. Create a free account by uploading a photo of a government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license, and snap a quick selfie to confirm you are you.  
    Already a member? Simply log in and verify with a selfie. 
  4. Follow prompts to confirm your proof of vaccination to complete your Health Pass. You can securely upload your CDC card, scan a SMART QR code, or link to a health provider. 
    -Need to add a booster to your existing Health Pass? Select ‘update vaccination’ to take a photo of your CDC card with the up-to-date information.  
  5. Before you arrive, reopen the Health Pass tile and produce your pass. Green is good to go!  

With CLEAR, you are always in control of your information. For further information on how CLEAR protects user data, see CLEAR’s privacy policy here

Still, have questions? Please contact CLEAR’s Member Care team by calling 1-855-CLEARME (253-2763) or emailing memberservices@clearme.com 

BIO Vaccination Verification Process: International Attendees

Registrants who have been vaccinated outside of the United States will be unable to use CLEAR Health Pass to validate their vaccination status in-advance of the event. International registrants can bring their vaccination record along with their Photo ID. Accepted forms of a vaccine record are: 

  • Original copy of an individual’s Vaccination Record Card 
  • Copy of an individual’s Vaccination Record Card 
  • Photo of an individual’s Vaccination Record Card 

Mask Requirements

Masks will be required for the 2022 CEO & Investor Conference at all times except when attendees are eating or drinking. 

New York City Vaccination Requirements for All Attendees

The executive order issued by the mayor regarding vaccination requirements in New York City states that all customers, employees, and vendors are required to be vaccinated for all indoor dining at restaurants, bars, catering/event facilities, and any other indoor sit-down dining options. The executive order also applies to all fitness centers and entertainment venues, such as nightclubs.  

Full Vaccination: Starting December 27, 2021, people 12 and older participating in public indoor activities will be required to show proof they have received two vaccine doses, except for those who have received the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. These requirements-called the Key to NYC-also means employees working at these locations must be vaccinated. 

Proof of vaccination may be established in multiple ways, such as a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, official immunization record, or CLEAR Health Pass. Learn more about the New York City Protocols and list of accepted vaccinations by clicking the links under the “Additional Resources” section. 

Please contact eventsafety@bio.org for any health and safety related questions or to report a positive COVID-19 case.

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