Vision Expo is excited to announce that, in accordance with New York State and New York City guidelines, and the updated requirements of the Javits Center, proof of COVID-19 vaccination and face coverings will not be required to attend Vision Expo East 2022, occurring March 31 – April 3 at the Javits Center in New York City. We encourage our participants to be up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations and ask that anyone who is not up-to-date wear a face covering.  We will continue to monitor the guidance of public health authorities and government agencies going forward to ensure we are creating an environment at Vision Expo East 2022 that is as safe as possible for our industry.

Updated: March 8, 2022

We’ve taken proactive steps and implemented guidelines and requirements based on current CDC Guidelines, local public health guidance and the input of our venue partners to help support a safe and comfortable experience. Our team is constantly reviewing the Javits Center requirements. Please check this page often for the most up-to-date information.

Please read below for more details on our requirements, frequently asked questions, important public resources and what you can expect at Javits Center.

DAILY HEALTH MONITORING

All participants are asked to review and confirm they are able to comply with the Health & Safety Acknowledgement prior to entering Javits Center, including ensuring that they are not currently experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone who is not feeling well or begins to experience symptoms at any time during Javits Center should contact and follow the guidance of their physician. No one is permitted entry to Javits Center who is not in full compliance with the health & safety requirements and the Health & Safety Acknowledgement.

Increased Sanitization And Hygiene

Vision Expo East has worked closely with the Javits Center to implement cleaning and sanitization standards that meet or exceed the recommendations of the CDC. It is the responsibility of everyone to maintain personal hygiene, including washing your hands frequently.

Follow All Signage And Direction From Staff

Please adhere to all signage and direction from all staff. Operational adjustments may occur throughout the event. We have adjusted our layout and implemented exhibitor recommendations with the wellbeing of our guests in mind. Face coverings may be required in some areas of the event. We encourage our participants to follow CDC Guidelines regarding face coverings and maintain up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations. We ask that anyone who is not up-to-date wear a face covering. 

Follow The Code Of Conduct

Please be aware of and respect the personal boundaries of your fellow participants so that everyone can enjoy their time at Javits Center. 

Frequently Asked Questions

In accordance with current NYC and New York State guidance, face coverings are optional at Javits Center.  Please note that face coverings may be required in some areas of the event and that our exhibitors may require face coverings in their licensed space. Javits Center will communicate via signage any locations that will require face coverings. We ask that anyone who is not up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations wear a face covering while attending Javits Center.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds. You can click here to view our terms of service for participation in Javits Center. Please ensure you are free from COVID-19 symptoms prior to traveling.

For questions regarding accommodations and our accessibility protocols, please e-mail us.

Javits Center show management partners closely with Javits Center, local, state, and federal health authorities to maintain a robust operational plan designed to maximize the health and safety of everyone. These Include:

  • Strict sanitization and cleaning procedures
  • Hand sanitizing stations
  • Layout design and spaces to promote a safe experience
  • Exhibitor guidelines and booth design standards
  • Reduced contact transactions

Javits Center maintains an extensive health & safety plan for all events, including Vision Expo East. For more information and details, please click here

Everyone in attendance at VISION EXPO EAST 2022 is expected to fully comply with terms of service for participation in Javits Center, including all health and safety requirements. Acknowledging the  requirements and agreeing to comply is a condition of entry (See the Health & Safety Acknowledgement). A health & safety contact phone number will be clearly noted on signage throughout Javits Center to allow for reporting of any concerns or issues.

Show management may remove, ban or revoke the badge without refund of anyone who fails to comply or impacts the safety or security of the Event, each in show management’s sole and absolute discretion.

Javits Center expects everyone attending Javits Center to adhere to our various policies, including our code of conduct, anti-harassment, security screening, and more. Please click here to learn more about the other policies in place at Javits Center. 

Please check back closer to the event for our exhibitor-specific Health & Safety FAQs.

If you have reason to believe you currently have COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19, you should not attend Javits Center and consult your physician, including if these conditions emerge while you are at the show. Please review our Health & Safety Acknowledgement each day prior to attending Javits Center to ensure you can comply with all of the requirements therein.

For answers to additional frequently asked questions, please click here. If you’d like to contact us directly, please click here to e-mail our customer service team. 

Please Note: The protocols contained on this website are based on information currently available regarding the behavior and characteristics of the COVID-19 virus, public health information and local or state guidelines with respect to large gatherings in any particular community. As more clarity with respect to these variables emerges, it is expected that these guidelines may need to be adjusted accordingly.