COVID-19 Guidelines

Nov. 29, 2021 Update:

The state of emergency declared on November 26, 2021, by New York State does not impact plans for NRF 2022: Retail's Big Show, taking place in-person, Jan. 16-18, 2022.

NRF remains vigilant in prioritizing the health and safety of attendees to all NRF events. We will continue to update this webpage with the latest information.

COVID-19
Event Policy

The safety of our event attendees is extremely important to the National Retail Federation (“NRF”). After careful consideration, NRF requires all attendees of NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and to provide valid proof of vaccination.

Domestic attendees will verify vaccination status through the CLEAR app. International attendees will need to show their passport and the proof of vaccination used to enter the country.

NEGATIVE COVID-19 TESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR BEING FULLY VACCINATED.

 

In accordance with state, city and venue protocols, attendees will currently be required to wear masks while participating in any NRF 2022 event activities. The National Retail Federation will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation, and additional safety measures will be announced closer to the show.

COVID-19 guidelines for NYC event

For purposes of this in-person event, an individual is fully vaccinated, as described currently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) or the World Health Organization (“WHO”):

  1. Two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series vaccine produced by Pfizer, Moderna or Oxford/AstraZeneca,
  2. Two weeks after a single dose vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson, or
  3. Two weeks after completion of all doses recommended for full immunity of vaccines that have received Emergency Use Authorization by the WHO. Click here for a complete list of these vaccines.

For vaccinations obtained outside the United States: Interchanging the COVID-19 vaccinations listed above is acceptable for establishing fully vaccinated status.

NRF requires that each attendee provide valid proof of vaccination during on-site check-in, registration or as otherwise directed by NRF. In future weeks, NRF will provide additional details for the types of proof that it will accept and ways to transmit that proof.

ANYONE WHO DOES NOT SUPPLY VALID PROOF OF BEING FULLY VACCINATED WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO NRF 2022: RETAIL’S BIG SHOW OR ANY PORTION OF IT. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS IF VALID PROOF OF VACCINATION IS NOT PROVIDED.

NRF is not and will not be responsible for any expenses, damages or losses resulting from the enforcement of this COVID-19 Policy. NRF will not provide COVID-19 testing or vaccinations.

NRF will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation including CDC guidance, state and local laws, and guidance from the convention center for changes and additional requirements. NRF reserves the right to amend this COVID-19 Event Policy in any way and at any time and will announce more details closer to the event.

Direct questions about this policy to registration@nrf.com.