Our team is constantly reviewing the INTERPHEX Health & Safety Guidelines in accordance with public health recommendations and in collaboration with other event organizers and venue partners. We will continue to update our protocols for INTERPHEX as needed. Please make sure to continue checking this page for the most up-to-date information.
Updated September 7, 2021
WE’RE EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU BACK TO INTERPHEX!
At INTERPHEX, we’ve implemented new guidelines and policies to help support a safe experience. Every participant, including attendees, exhibitors and INTERPHEX, are expected to comply with the INTERPHEX health and safety requirements, including, but not limited to, wearing an approved face covering at all times and verification of Full Vaccination. Please read below for more details on our protocols.
***NEW INTERPHEX 2021 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT***
Vaccinations: A Fully Vaccinated Event
Based on current public health conditions and State and City guidance for live entertainment and conventions, INTERPHEX will now proceed as a Fully Vaccinated admission event, meaning that all participants will need to provide proof of Full Vaccination against COVID-19 in order to enter INTERPHEX.
When are you fully vaccinated? “Full Vaccination” means that the day of your entry to INTERPHEX must be at least 14 days after your final dose of an FDA approved or FDA or WHO authorized vaccine. Additional details, including a list of acceptable vaccines, are available in the FAQ below.
Vaccine.gov offers more information if you’re interested in learning about the COVID-19 vaccine or how to schedule your vaccination.
Further details regarding our vaccination verification process will be provided on this page and will be communicated to our visitors via e-mail in the coming weeks.
Please note that all restrictions and requirements are subject to change. Please refer to our website often for the most up-to-date information.
Attendees will be asked to show proof of full Vaccination for COVID-19 on their smartphone or through a physical copy, along with an Appropriate ID matching the name on the documentation. Further details regarding our vaccination verification process will be provided on this page and will be communicated to our visitors via e-mail in the coming weeks.
Wear Your Mask: Face Coverings Required
In accordance with New York State law and the Javits Center requirements, everyone must wear an approved face covering at all times while inside the venue and while attending INTERPHEX. For more details and requirements about face coverings, please click here.
Please note: Based on current local and venue health guidelines, this policy applies to everyone at INTERPHEX, including exhibitors, attendees, vendors, and staff.
WHAT DOES HEALTH & SAFETY LOOK LIKE AT INTERPHEX?
INCREASED SANITIZATION AND HYGIENE
Reed Exhibitions works with each venue to implement sanitization standards. It is the responsibility of everyone to maintain personal hygiene, including washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water.
We have adjusted our layout and provided exhibitor guidelines to promote physical distancing. Please help us maintain a safe environment for all attendees by part maintaining a distance of 6 ft. (2 meters) between you and others.
DIRECTIONAL AND DISTANCE MARKINGS
Please follow all floor and distance markings and signage.
FOLLOW ALL SIGNAGE AND DIRECTION FROM STAFF
Operational adjustments may occur throughout the event in order to ensure the health and safety of all attendees. Please adhere to all signage and direction from all staff.
HEALTH & SAFETY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Please ensure that you have reviewed any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for travel to the United States and for travel to New York. Visit the New York COVID Travel Safety page for more information.
Please be advised that a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any event or public space, including INTERPHEX. Prior to purchasing a ticket for and attending INTERPHEX, please ensure you have read the latest CDC Guidelines for Prevention. By attending INTERPHEX, you acknowledge this inherent risk and, as a condition of entering INTERPHEX, you acknowledge, understand, and confirm each of the following in accordance with applicable health guidelines:
- That you will abide by all INTERPHEX health-and-safety requirements;
- That you are not currently experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19, as identified at CDC.gov, including, but not limited to:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- That prior to attending INTERPHEX you have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine; and
- That you are not under any self-quarantine order
- That you are fully vaccinated, meaning at the time you are attending the Event it has been at least fourteen (14) days since:
- your second dose in a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine series approved or authorized by the FDA or by the WHO, or
- your single dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the FDA or by the WHO.
All participants MUST provide each of the following to Management prior to entry into the Event:
- a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport; and
- proof of vaccination directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination (whether a physical copy or on a smartphone) OR through the use of an approved mobile app, such as the Excelsior Pass (for more details, visit: https://epass.ny.gov).
Please do not enter INTERPHEX or Javits Center if you cannot confirm all of the above criteria. If at any point during your time at INTERPHEX you do not meet all of the above criteria, you will be required to isolate and may be relocated or asked to leave Javits Center at the sole discretion of event management.
Please note: The guidelines in this document are based on information currently available regarding the behavior and characteristics of the COVID-19 virus, public health information and local or state guidelines with respect to large gatherings in any particular community. As more clarity with respect to these variables emerges, it is expected that these guidelines may need to be adjusted accordingly.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
“Fully Vaccinated” means that the date you are entering INTERPHEX must be:
- At least 14 days after your second dose of an FDA or WHO approved or authorized two dose COVID-19 vaccine, or
- at least14 days after your single dose of an FDA or WHO authorized single dose COVID-19 vaccine.
The following vaccines approved by the FDA or authorized by the FDA for emergency use*:
- Pfizer (BioNTech)
- J&J (Jansen)
The following vaccines authorized by the WHO for emergency use*:
- Oxford - AstraZeneca
- Sinopharm – BBIBP
RX and INTERPHEX will accept mixed COVID-19 vaccine schedules of WHO-authorized vaccines to establish Full Vaccination status.
*This list is current as of September 8, 2021 and may be revised in the future.
Yes, all INTERPHEX participants will be required to show digital or physical proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
We will provide more details in the coming weeks regarding the verification process. We anticipate that participants will be required to show proof of Full Vaccination via a digital certificate or app (such as NYS Excelsior, Clear Health Pass, or Docket) or a physical copy of your vaccination card, along with an appropriate government-issued ID such as a driver’s license or passport matching the name on the vaccination documentation.
We are exploring a variety of methods to verify vaccination status and will provide more details about mobile apps for verification in the coming weeks. At this time, we can confirm that our guests can provide proof of Vaccination using one of the following methods upon arrival at INTERPHEX.
No, every single person must be present with their own ID and applicable vaccination verification materials (ie. physical vaccination card or digital proof).
No, only Fully Vaccinated participants will be granted access to INTERPHEX. Negative COVID-19 tests are not accepted and there will be no exceptions granted.
No. To accommodate those unable to meet admission requirements, INTERPHEX 2021 includes digital content on RECONNEX 365, both during INTERPHEX 2021 and year-round.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer attendance refunds. Ensure you can meet and comply with INTERPHEX policies and are free from COVID-19 symptoms prior to traveling. Click here to view our full ticket terms and conditions.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer badge/ticket/conference refunds. Click here to view our full ticket terms and conditions
*This list is current as of September 8, 2021 and may be revised in the future.
Based on the CDC guidelines and New York law, at this time, all individuals are required to wear face coverings while attending INTERPHEX. Additional details and guidelines on acceptable face coverings can be found here
Full vaccination is required for INTERPHEX 2021. Content will be accessible through our virtual pass to accommodate individuals who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.
INTERPHEX show management partners closely with all venues, local, state, and federal health authorities to maintain a robust operational plan designed to maximize the health and safety of everyone. These include:
- Verification that all participants at INTERPHEX are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
- Strict Compliance with Code of Conduct (including Signage and Staff Guidance)
- Increased Sanitization and Hygiene - trash will be removed from the exhibit halls with greater frequency
- Designated entrance and exit points to the event floor
- Directional and Distance Markings
- Increased staff and security to provide customer service and information accessibility
- Show management may remove, ban or revoke the badge without refund of anyone who fails to comply or impacts the safety or security of the Event, each in show management’s sole and absolute discretion.
The Javits Center maintains an extensive health & safety plan for all events, including ISC East. For more information, please click here.
The Javits Center is proud to have received GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation in recognition of enhanced venue health and safety measures. Established by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association) the GBAC STAR™ program establishes requirements to support venue work practices, protocols, procedures, and systems that minimize risks associated with infectious agents such as COVID-19.
Everyone in attendance at INTERPHEX 2021 is expected to fully comply with terms of service for participation in INTERPHEX, including all health and safety guidelines. Acknowledging the guidelines and agreeing to comply is a requirement of entry (see the Health & Safety Acknowledgement above). INTERPHEX will have specially designated safety ambassadors walking the show floor to assist with the implementation of our guidelines. A health and safety contact phone number will be clearly noted on signage throughout INTERPHEX to allow for reporting of any concerns or issues.
If you have reason to believe you currently have COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19, you should not attend INTERPHEX and consult your physician, including if these conditions emerge while you are in New York City. Review our Health & Safety Acknowledgement each day prior to attending INTERPHEX to ensure you can comply with all of the requirements therein.