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GPMI Event Health and Safety Policies

(Revised 1 April 2022) The Global Payroll Management Institute (GPMI) 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 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

GPMI will require all attendees, staff, speakers, and exhibitors to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for in-person events, including Payroll Congress. Vaccination must be with a vaccine approved or approved for emergency use by the U. S. 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.

This decision was not made lightly. The well-being of our members and customers is of the upmost importance to us, and we believe requiring vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test is necessary to ensure the health and safety of all our guests.

GPMI will use CLEAR's Health Pass feature to confirm proof of vaccination or proof of a negative 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. 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 or test status of 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 GPMI In-person Events

  • Proof of vaccination or a negative test – Each attendee will be asked to show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test before being granted access to the in-person event. Before the event, U.S. based attendees will be asked to download the CLEAR app from the Apple Store or Google Play store. Attendees should use the CLEAR app (see links in the FAQ) to provide proof of vaccination or test status. If attendees have difficulty using the CLEAR app for any reason, they should bring original vaccination card(s) with them to in-person events. For more information on Clear's free Health Pass feature, 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 GPMI 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.