Health and Safety Protocols


Direct Primary Care Summit July 15-17, 2022

We encourage you to monitor this page to stay abreast of the latest updates on health and safety protocols for the 2022 DPC Summit.

Vaccination and Alternatives

The safety of meeting attendees* is the top priority of the DPC Summit organizers, and we believe the most effective way to ensure the safety of all attendees is for them to be vaccinated against COVID-19.**

*Definition of attendees – Registrants, guests, staff, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors of the event who are attending in person.

**A person is considered fully vaccinated:

  • Two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or
  • Two weeks after a single dose vaccine, such as Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
     

If the CDC’s definition of “fully vaccinated” is revised, we will adjust our policy to reflect the most current public health and safety guidelines. As of April 2, 2022, the administration of an additional primary dose or a booster dose is not required to be considered fully vaccinated for public health purposes.

In order to attend the DPC Summit, attendees must be fully vaccinated, with proof of vaccination uploaded and verified by our third-party vendor. Those attendees that cannot be vaccinated must comply with one of the following alternatives:

1. Have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the first day they plan to participate in the meeting. Individual attendees will be responsible for scheduling and purchasing the test. Results must be uploaded and verified by our third-party vendor.

2. Have a negative rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of the first day they plan to participate in the meeting and a negative rapid antigen test each day of participation. Individual attendees will be responsible for scheduling and purchasing the test(s) and will need to attest that they have received a negative test each day they participate in the meeting.

The DPC Summit organizers are continually assessing the status of our upcoming meetings and events in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and will evolve these safety protocols as appropriate. 

How to Verify Vaccination Status

U.S. Attendees

Prior to or upon arriving on site, attendees will be asked to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by FDA, that they have had a negative PCR test within the 72 hours prior to the first day they plan to attend the meeting, or that they have had a negative rapid antigen test within 24 hours before the first day they plan to attend the meeting. Attendees using rapid antigen tests will then be required to provide proof (i.e., an attestation) of a negative test for each day they plan to participate. We contract with a third-party vendor to manage the verification process. We currently use the free CLEAR app to facilitate proof of vaccination or negative PCR test and to make your entry to the meeting faster, safer, and more secure. If you arrive at registration without having already completed the verification process, it may result in unnecessary delays as we process and verify the information you provide. As the CLEAR app is unable to verify rapid antigen test results, attendees who use this method will be asked to attest that they have taken the test and received a negative result each day that they plan to attend the meeting.

With CLEAR, you are always in control of your information. The DPC Summit organizers only receive confirmation that an attendee satisfied the requirements for access with the equivalent of a red or green result – and never has access to an individual’s private health data. For further information on how CLEAR protects user data, you may review its privacy policy here.

Uploading your proof of vaccination or negative PCR test must be done in advance of the meeting. An email will be sent to all attendees approximately 10 business days prior to the event date with detailed instructions on how to upload to CLEAR. Once your documentation is uploaded and verified, a green health pass will be issued. Your green health pass (or proof of compliance with one of the alternatives listed above) must be presented for inspection upon arrival at the meeting before access is granted. No one without advance verification of full vaccination status (or one of the two permitted alternatives) will be allowed to attend the event, and the organizers of the DPC Summit will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by attendees without such verification.

Attendees should be aware that, while the DPC Summit organizers will make every effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission on site, it is possible that attendees will come in contact with people in airports, hotels, and around the meeting facility who could potentially carry the virus, which is why we are requiring attendees to be fully vaccinated (or undertake one of the two alternatives above) for their own safety, as well as the safety of others.

International Attendees

International attendees are not able to use the CLEAR app. Bring a copy or photo of your proof of vaccination to registration. It should clearly show which vaccine you received and the dates you received each shot. All WHO Emergency Use Listing procedure vaccines will be accepted (see a full list below). For those international attendees who cannot be vaccinated, the two alternatives to vaccination listed above will also be accepted. International attendees should always check current travel restrictions to the U.S. on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website before planning your travel to make sure you will be able to enter the U.S.

Accepted Vaccines

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen
  • Moderna
  • AstraZeneca-Oxford
  • Sinopharm
  • Serum Institute of India: Covishield
  • Sinovac: CoronaVac
     

On-site Safety Measures

  • For masking and social distance protocols, we will comply with local, state and venue/property guidelines for the event city. We encourage always masking (except for when presenting, eating, or drinking), especially when social distancing is not achievable, and we will have a supply of masks onsite for all live events.
  • We will also provide the option to participate in a color-coding system on badges for attendees to identify their comfort level with interactions with other attendees:

— Red Dot or Ribbon = No Contact
— Yellow Dot or Ribbon = I’m willing to elbow bump
— Green Dot or Ribbon = I’m willing to shake hands and hug

  • Hand sanitation stations will be available onsite for attendees.
  • Extra cleaning/sanitation of meeting rooms will be provided by the meeting venue.
  • Self-assessment – If you are feeling unwell and/or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you should not attend. 

We encourage attendees to visit their hotel’s website or contact the hotel for the most up-to-date health and safety information specific to that hotel.

We are monitoring the CDC’s travel guidelines, state, and local guidelines closely and will update this page with new information as it becomes available.

These protocols may be revised at any time for any reason as deemed appropriate or advisable based on local or national conditions.