COVID-19 Policy FAQ
If I am vaccinated against COVID-19, do I still need to take a test?
No; if you are fully vaccinated, simply follow the instructions for uploading your vaccination card in CLEAR.
I am not vaccinated; can I still attend?
Yes; if you are unvaccinated, you can still attend by taking a PCR or rapid antigen test no earlier than June 23 and uploading a negative test result in CLEAR.
If I am fully vaccinated but have not received a booster, can I still attend?
Yes; if you are fully vaccinated, you may attend even if you have not yet received a booster shot; simply follow the instructions for uploading your vaccination card in CLEAR.
What does it mean to be fully vaccinated?
According to CDC guidance, to be considered fully vaccinated, a person must be in one of two categories:
- 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
I used CLEAR Health Pass for a different event. Do I need to do anything?
If your vaccination card is already loaded in CLEAR, you simply need to link it to RISE23. Follow these steps:
- Open your CLEAR app, tap ‘Events’, and select the ‘RISE23 Attendee’ tile under ‘Conferences’
- Verify your identity with a quick selfie
- Follow the prompts to verify your proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results
- Accept the Know Before You Go
If you previously uploaded a negative test result in CLEAR, you will need to take a new PCR or rapid antigen test no earlier than June 23 and upload a negative test result in CLEAR.
Why is NADCP using CLEAR?
Why does CLEAR require a government-issued ID?
CLEAR uses government-issued ID to verify identity. The following are accepted forms of ID: U.S. driver's license, U.S. passport, U.S. passport card, U.S.-issued permanent resident card, state-issued ID, or global entry card.
I live outside of the United States and/or I have proof of vaccination from a country other than the U.S. Can I use CLEAR?
CLEAR is available only for those using the app from within the U.S, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Also, only proof of vaccination issued from the U.S., Guam, or Puerto Rico can be verified using CLEAR. NADCP will contact all international registrants unable to use CLEAR with instructions for complying with the RISE22 COVID policy. If you have questions before NADCP contacts you, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I recently had COVID and still test positive due to antibodies. Will NADCP accept an antibody test?
NADCP cannot accept an antibody test. NADCP can only accept proof of vaccination or negative PCR or rapid antigen test results (test administered no earlier than June 23) that have been uploaded in CLEAR.
Will NADCP reimburse for the cost of acquiring a COVID-19 test?
NADCP cannot reimburse for the cost of a COVID-19 test nor any other expenses related to this requirement.
I’m skeptical about uploading my personal information to CLEAR. How is my data protected?
I’m having difficulty using the CLEAR; what should I do?
If you require further assistance with Health Pass, please contact CLEAR’s member care team directly in the CLEAR app, by calling 1-855-CLEARME (253-2763), or via email at email@example.com.
Can I just email NADCP a copy of my vaccination card or negative test result?
No; NADCP can only accept proof of vaccination or negative test results via CLEAR Health Pass.
When will I be asked to show my CLEAR Health Pass?
You will be asked to show your Health Pass upon arriving at registration, prior to picking up your badge and other RISE materials.
I don’t have a smart phone or other device that would allow me to use CLEAR. What should I do?
If you do not have a smart phone or other device and are unable to use CLEAR, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a smart phone but am unwilling to use CLEAR for other reasons. What can I do?
NADCP requires all in attendance at RISE23 who are able to use CLEAR Health Pass to do so.