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ONS Congress COVID-19 Health & Safety

ONS Congress Participant Health and Safety Requirements

All ONS Congress® participants must show proof of vaccination or a negative test result using the CLEAR app in order to take part in ONS Congress.  

Download the CLEAR APP

CLEAR app download screen

It’s easy and only takes a few minutes to submit your proof of vaccination.*  

  • Download the CLEAR app from Google Play or the App Store.  
  • Once installed, tap “Get Started” on the Health Pass tile, and enter the event code ONSCLEAR.  
  • Upload a photo of your driver’s license or other government-issued ID and submit a selfie to confirm your identity.  
  • From there, follow the steps to upload a photo of your vaccination card. Once successfully submitted, you’ll see a green check mark and you’re good to go.  

CLEAR only accepts the CDC vaccination card as proof of COVID vaccination. If you are unable to locate your CDC vaccination card, please follow these instructions on obtaining a new card with your vaccine provider.

If you need to access your vaccination record through your healthcare institution, please follow these directions. CLEAR will not accept printouts of vaccination records. You will be required to visit the Heath and Safety desk onsite at Congress if you only have this record of your COVID vaccination.

Please note that you will see an expiration date associated with your CLEAR Health Pass. It is in place to stop the sharing of screenshots and allows the app to reverify information as needed. This measure simply requires users to reconfirm their identity after the expiration date has passed. You may need to upload a new photo as part of this process. 

If you are not vaccinated and plan to show proof of a negative test result, the steps are similar, but you’ll be showing your test results vs. uploading a vaccination card. Unvaccinated attendees must get tested no more than 72 hours prior to picking up their attendee materials. COVID-19 test providers that integrate directly with the CLEAR app include Quest, Labcorp, BioReference, CVS, or Vault Health. See the CLEAR app to access a full list of testing providers. There are a number of testing sites in the Anaheim area.  

*People are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen), or two weeks after receipt of another vaccine authorized by WHO.* 

Important On-Site Instructions

  • When you get to the registration area in the convention center, you will need to go through the CLEAR checkpoint and show your green Health Pass before you can proceed to pick up your attendee badge and other materials.  
  • Once you have provided your proof of vaccination or negative test via CLEAR and picked up your attendee badge, you will not need to verify your status again.  
  • Those who don’t comply will not be allowed to participate in ONS Congress.  
  • ONS encourages mask wearing when indoors as well as frequent hand washing; those in attendance are encouraged to follow social distancing best practices as advised by local, state, and federal guidelines.  

What To Do If You Are Feeling Sick While Attending ONS Congress  

Travel Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a checklist of considerations for travelers when making the decision to travel away from their home communities.  When you travel, please follow the standard protocols that have been implemented to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.   

  • Clean your hands often.   
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.   
  • Keep six feet distance from others.   
  • Wear a face covering in public.   
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.   

For the latest guidance, visit the CDC website.   

Air Travel 

Your airline is the best source for personal safety protocols at the gate and on the airplane.  Be sure to visit your airline website the week you are traveling and sign up for notifications related to your trip.     

  • John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA). Visit the Coronavirus Information page for updated information about what they are doing and what travelers should expect when arriving and departing.   
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Visit the Travel Safely page for all persons arriving and departing LAX.   

Hotel Stays 

  • The Anaheim Marriott website shares their safety measures, including  COVID-19 updates and what to expect at Anaheim Marriott. 
  • Hilton Anaheim has implemented the Clean Stay program to ensure another level of health and safety protocols for guest rooms, housekeeping, public areas, food and beverage and amenities. 

ONS Health and Safety Protocols

ONS Congress will follow all applicable laws, regulations, directives, and orders of government authorities regarding COVID-19.  

Entry requirements may be imposed in connection with ONS Congress 2022, including but not limited to face masks, social distancing, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative COVID-19 test result, temperature screening, symptom/exposure questionnaire, and such other measures as may be advisable or required.  

You agree to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, directives, and orders of government authorities regarding COVID-19, guidance, and recommendations from health authorities, including but not limited to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health (DOH), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as requirements from all sites and facilities where ONS Congress will take place. You agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. You acknowledge that your attendance at, participation in, and entry to some or all the ONS Congress and associated activities may be contingent on my compliance with certain COVID-19 protocols then in effect, including but not limited to face masks, social distancing, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative COVID-19 test result, temperature screening, symptom/exposure questionnaire, and such other measures as may be advisable or required. You acknowledge that these requirements may change from time to time based on the evolving nature of COVID-19. ONS will not be responsible or liable (and you will not receive a refund of any fees) if you are prevented or denied from attending, participating, or entering ONS Congress, in whole or in part, or any associated activities due to your failure to comply with the applicable requirements.  

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Health and safety measures implemented by Oncology Nursing Society prior to the event are subject to change. Any violations of the ONS Congress COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy may result in prohibiting entry to event or removal from the event.