PTC’22 & COVID-19
Hawaii is open!
PTC is preparing for an in-person and online conference experience for PTC’22, conservatively estimating 1,000 in-person attendees with an additional 300 attendees participating online.
In-person attendees must follow PTC’s Annual Conference requirements, the state of Hawaii travel guidelines, as well as the City and County of Honolulu’s Safe Access Oahu program.
We’ve summarized the important pieces of information for you, however, we encourage you to review the most up-to-date information for testing, quarantining, traveling, conventions, and visiting local establishments via the following links below.
PTC Annual Conference Requirements
- All in-person attendees must provide proof of full vaccination* against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test every 48 hours prior to entering any conference premises along with a valid photo ID.
- Conference security or staff will be checking daily for proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 48 hours, along with valid identification.
- Vaccinated individuals may choose to receive a wristband upon checking into the conference. This will verify that your vaccination card was shown and will allow you to quickly get through the COVID-19 checkpoints throughout the duration of the conference.
- Individuals providing a negative COVID-19 test may choose to receive a wristband upon checking into the conference for the day. This will allow you to quickly get through the COVID-19 checkpoints for that day.
- All attendees are required to wear masks indoors and outdoors while attending the conference, regardless of vaccination status or test results, except while actively eating or drinking. This includes networking spaces, sessions, and social events.
* Full vaccination – two weeks have passed after the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination or after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccination which has been authorized for emergency use or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or World Health Organization, regardless of whether a COVID-19 vaccine booster was received.
Safe Access Oahu Program
- Requires all customers to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 48 hours in order to enter the establishment. Children under 12 years of age are exempt.
- All events, whether indoors or outdoors, must continue to include facial coverings/masks.
Oahu MCI Guidelines
- Structured (professionally organized) events are allowed. The events must abide by the Safe Access Oahu Program.
- Proof of full vaccination is required to enter restaurants and bars.
- 100% capacity is allowed for all events and businesses
- Face coverings must be worn at all times in indoors, in enclosed spaces, and outdoors in crowds
Traveling to Hawaii
- Non-U.S. citizens traveling directly to Hawaii must present BOTH a vaccination record AND a negative COVID-19 test result (NAAT or antigen) within three days of boarding a flight to the U.S.
- U.S. citizens flying directly to Hawaii from an international destination have two options: (1) fully vaccinated U.S. citizens must provide proof of vaccination AND a negative COVID-19 test result within three days of boarding a flight to Hawaii OR (2) if not vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result within one day of boarding a flight to Hawaii.
- International travelers entering the U.S. via another state or territory will be treated as domestic travelers when entering the state of Hawaii.
- Domestic travelers must follow all Safe Travels Hawaii Program protocols. To avoid quarantine, upload proof of full vaccination OR have a negative result from a trusted testing partner no more than 72 hours BEFORE beginning the final leg of their trip.
- Domestic travelers failing to comply with these guidelines, will need to complete Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine.
Safe Travels Hawaii Program
- The vaccination record document must be uploaded onto Safe Travels (create an account) and printed out prior to departure and the traveler must have a hard copy in hand when arriving in Hawaii.
- 24 hours prior to departure, log into Safe Travels and complete the Travel Health Questionnaire. Receive a QR code upon completion.
- The state of Hawaii will also accept vaccine records that are digitally validated by Digital Health Pass Partners (AZOVA, CLEAR, and CommonPass). Travelers who use one of the state’s partners to link their digitally validated vaccine records with Safe Travels may enjoy expedited processing at the airport (no secondary visual inspection of paper vaccine records).
Approved COVID-19 Tests
- The state of Hawaii will ONLY accept Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA), lab test results from trusted testing and travel partners, and Digital Health Pass Partners AZOVA, CLEAR, and CommonPass.
- Adults and children ages five (5) and older are required to take a COVID-19 test for travel purposes as noted above. If a pre-travel test is not taken for travel purposes individuals will need to quarantine for 10 days or until their departure, whichever is sooner.
Note: Safe Travels Hawaii requires proof of a negative covid test within 72 hours of departure for non-vaccinated individuals, however, once on island the Safe Access Oahu program requires a negative covid test (or vaccine card) within 48 hours.