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Chicago Build 2022 COVID-19 Policy

With the return of the Chicago Build Expo, the safety and health of all of our attendees & participants is our number one priority. Please see all the measures below that we will be following to ensure everyone’s safety regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Face Coverings:
In line with the Order of the Commissioner of Health of the City of Chicago, all participants at Chicago Build, regardless of vaccination status, MUST wear a face covering while inside the exhibition hall (or any public place), unless medically exempt (you will be required to provide proof of medical exemption). You can read the full order online.

Event requirements:
In line with the City of Chicago's guidelines, the following is required for admission to Chicago Build, including all event organizers, contractors, exhibitors and attendees, who will be required to show proof of vaccination in order to enter the show:

  • Full COVID-19 Vaccination: People ages 5 and older are required to show proof they have received two vaccine doses, except for those who have received the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • Identification: People ages 16 and older are required to show identification along with their proof of vaccination.

Approved vaccines include those authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO).

Note: there is not a testing option for attendees in place of proving vaccination status, unless the attendee has a valid medical or religious exemption. If the attendee has a valid exemption, they can provide proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours 

If you have a temperature, are showing any potential symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been in close contact with anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the event then you need to stay home.

 Potential COVID-19 symptoms include:

• Fever or chills                                                                     • New loss of taste or smell
• Cough                                                                                 • Sore throat
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing                    • Congestion or runny nose
• Fatigue                                                                                • Nausea or vomiting
• Muscle or body aches                                                      • Diarrhoea
• Headache

The Venue:
For a complete guide to all the facility updates and sanitizing protocols instated by McCormick Place, please visit its Healthy Meetings website. McCormick Place has also received a GBAC Star Accreditation, the gold-standard for outbreak prevention, response, and recovery in the cleaning industry.

We will monitor and follow guidance from public health agencies on the safest way to welcome you to Chicago Build. The above policy is subject to change and we will update all participants should additional requirements be needed.