Health & Safety

Updated: Sept 3, 2021

COVID-19 Regulations

On August 24, 2021, the San José City Council voted to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for attendees at events of 50 or more people in city-owned buildings.  A negative COVID-19 test result will not substitute for proof of vaccination. OCP is currently working through the best way to adhere to these new requirements and will provide instruction shortly.

Additionally, the U.S. requires a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery for all incoming international travelers, including U.S. citizens.

Therefore, a quick summary of the attendance requirements to attend the 2021 Global Summit:

  • All attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination to attend the in-person event before entering the facility
  • Those traveling from outside the U.S. will also need to show proof of a negative COVID test (not self-administered) prior to their travel
  • Masks are currently required to be worn at all times while at the event, unless you are a speaker, or eating or drinking

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19:

  • Two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or Astra Zeneca or other vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization), or
  • Two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson/ J&J/ Janssen)

While the requirement for all attendees be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to event remains, there are exceptions for medical or religious reasons. Paperwork must be provided by a medical provider or religious entity to be considered for this exception, and these attendees must show proof (not self-administered, must be from a medical facility) of a negative Covid- test within 72 hours of entry to the event.

 

Additionally, while we strongly recommend that all attendees register and provide their proof of vaccination (methodology for this is forthcoming) at least two weeks from the event, reasonable accommodations will be made for those that register onsite the day of the event in order to validate their vaccination.

 

This is a constantly changing situation and we will update you as information becomes available. Furthermore, we ask that you conduct your own research to determine if there are any restrictions or guidelines specific to your country of origin.

OCP is working very closely with Team San Jose to incorporate new health and safety features to ensure both attendee and sponsor experiences are safe, comfortable and productive. OCP is committed to creating a secure and supportive environment for our Community to return to in-person meetings, including:

  • An expo hall that has been extended to allow for greater separation of booths with wider walkways
  • Session rooms to be set to reduced capacity to incorporate distanced seating
  • Masks and hand sanitizer bottles distributed at registration
  • Extensive cleaning of all surfaces

OCP will follow all county, state and federal rules and regulations regarding travel and meetings at the time of the 2021 OCP Global Summit. During the registration process, OCP attendees will be asked to acknowledge and take responsibility for adhering to any and all travel and public participation regulations. 

Please visit the San Jose Convention Center travel webpage and the California regulations site to see the latest updates regarding travel and meeting requirements. 

Learn more about the CDC travel requirements here.

OCP, FNTECH, and Team San Jose are not responsible for any expenses incurred should an attendee be denied entry into the country, state, or event, including but not limited to: airfare, hotel, meals, and event registration fees.

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