Safety Protocols

COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Vaccination Policy

We look forward to welcoming you to Philadelphia for the 2022 ANCC National Magnet and Pathway to Excellence Conference. ANCC’s number one priority is the health and safety of our participants and staff. Our goal is to hold a safe event, recognizing it is not possible to remove all risks, in particular concerning COVID-19. 

Policies are set according to CDC and public health recommendations, federal, state, and local regulations applicable at the time of the event, and what ANCC deems necessary to manage the risk for attendees. ANCC may change, update, or add to these requirements at any time to best protect the health and safety of attendees and others, and attendees must comply with relevant policies and requirements as communicated by ANCC.


Requirements to Attend: 

  • ANCC requires all attendees to show proof of full vaccination and photo identification upon arrival at the conference for admittance and badge pickup. (use of CLEAR® app this year is not required)
  • Mask Policy: In accordance with local policy, masks will be optional, but strongly encouraged. While the CDC continues to recommend masks, we are following the local ordinances currently. This is subject to change.
  • Waiver and Acknowledgement of Personal Responsibility
  • ANCC is not accepting negative COVID tests or waivers of the vaccination policy for religious or medical reasons. All participants must be fully vaccinated.

Attendees are expected to take common actions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and to behave responsibly (including leaving the event area) in case of exposure to a COVID-19 case or experiencing symptoms. In such case, attendees should seek appropriate medical attention, including a COVID-19 test, and must immediately inform ANCC should a COVID-19 test be positive during the event or in the 14 days following the event.

Failure to comply with all safety protocols and requirements as listed above or related directions from ANCC representatives on-site may result in the loss of the right to attend or participate in ANCC events, including forfeiting any registration fees paid.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we navigate this dynamic environment.

* Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination means documentation that the individual is at least two weeks past the full primary two-injection course of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Consistent with recent CDC guidance, ANCC also strongly encourages attendees to receive a booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines once eligible (i.e., six months after completion of the primary sequence of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or two months after a primary Johnson & Johnson injection).