2022 BIO CEO & Investor Conference Health and Safety

Updated: November 3, 2021

The 2022 CEO & Investor Conference is returning to the New York Marriot Marquis 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.

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 14 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:

  • All attendees and staff must be fully vaccinated. See detailed requirements
  • There are two COVID-19 screening points that require separate processes:
    • To enter the New York Marriot Marquis, all attendees must demonstrate proof of vaccination with a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or other official vaccine record. See details here.
    • To enter the CEO & Investor Conference, all attendees must demonstrate proof of full vaccination. 
  • At the Conference, daily health screening questions will be posed to all attendees and staff before they pick up their registration badge
  • Masks are required throughout the event. 
  • BIO will not provide on-site COVID-19 testing but will provide a map of nearby locations.
New York City Vaccination Requirements for All Attendees

As of November 2021

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. This requirement went into effect on August 16, 2021.

Additionally, proof of vaccination (with a valid form of identification) means proof of receipt of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use or licensed for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Such proof may be established by:

  • A CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or an official immunization record from the jurisdiction, state, or country where the vaccine was administered or a digital or physical photo of such a card or record, reflecting the person’s name, vaccine brand, and date administered; or
  • A New York City COVID Safe Pass (available to download on Apple and Android smartphone devices)
  • A New York State Excelsior Pass
  • Official Vaccine Record.
BIO Vaccination Requirements for All Attendees

All attendees (domestic and international), as well as staff, will need to provide proof of their full vaccination to gain access to the CEO & Investor Conference.
A person is considered fully vaccinated:

  • Two (2) weeks (14 days) after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • Two (2) weeks (14 days) after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Learn more here about the approved list of COVID-19 vaccinations from the World Health Organization that BIO will be following for CEO 2022. 

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

Domestic Attendees - Process for Entry

Domestic attendees will be able to utilize a third-party vendor to verify their COVID-19 vaccination status for the CEO & Investor Conference. More information will be available shortly. 

International Attendees - Process for Entry

Registrants traveling to CEO 2022 from outside of the United States will be unable to use our third-party vendor to validate their vaccination status in advance of the event. International registrants can bring their vaccination records 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

Health Screening Questions

All attendees will need to answer daily Health Screening questions. 

  • Domestic attendees can answer health screening questions virtually through a third-party vendor. More information will be available shortly.
  • International attendees will need to complete a daily verbal attestation. More information will be available shortly on the specific questions that will be asked.
Badge Pickup Process 

Prior to picking up a registration badge, BIO will verify registrants’ vaccination status, photo ID, and daily health screening questions. Once screened, registrants will be able to pick up their badges at the registration desk or self-serve kiosk.

Domestic attendees learn more about your Process for Entry. 

International attendees learn more about your Process for Entry 

Mask Requirements

Updated as of November 2021

Masks will be required for the 2022 CEO & Investor Conference.

Based on recent CDC updates, masks will be required for all attendees. The CDC now recommends fully vaccinated people wear masks in public, indoor settings to help prevent the spread of the Delta variant and help protect others. Further, the CDC recommends community leaders encourage vaccination and universal masking to prevent further outbreaks in areas of substantial and high transmission. Learn more here.

This event will follow CDC recommendations and local ordinances as it concerns masking guidelines. 

COVID-19 Testing 

BIO will not provide on-site COVID-19 testing but will be providing a map with locations in the vicinity that will offer COVID-19 testing if attendees are experiencing symptoms.

Additional Resources 

CDC Website