Health and Safety


APA Event Health and Safety Policies

(Revised April 1, 2022) The American Payroll Association considers the safety of all those onsite at our in-person events as our top priority. As such, we have updated our health and safety policies for all of our in-person events. These procedures may be adjusted to further enhance the onsite experience and safety for everyone in attendance.

Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test Required

APA will require all attendees, staff, speakers, and exhibitors to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for our in-person events. Vaccination must be with a vaccine approved or approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO). A list of WHO approved vaccines can be found here.

Attendees who are unable to provide proof of vaccination may show proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours of the event. The test may be either a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) or a rapid antigen test. The test must be one that is accepted by CLEAR. For a list of approved test providers, click here.

APA will use CLEAR's Health Pass feature to confirm proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test for U.S. based attendees, staff, speakers, and exhibitors. CLEAR's free app provides a simple and secure way to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test. Health Pass is a free feature in the CLEAR app and a paid annual standard membership to CLEAR is not required. A separate process is being developed to verify vaccine status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test for international attendees. We will share information on this process once it is finalized.

For more details read our frequently asked questions.

What to Expect at APA In-person Events

  • Proof of vaccination or negative test – Each attendee will be asked to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test before being granted access to the in-person event. For the most efficient entry possible, every attendee should enroll with CLEAR before the event to complete their COVID-19 pre-screening. For more information and detailed instructions, click here.
  • Wearing masks – We will follow state and local guidelines regarding the use of face masks. You may wear your own mask, if required, and APA will also have disposable masks available.
  • Hand sanitizers – Hand sanitizer stations will be provided by the conference venue or in the form of a personal-sized bottle.