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IAB PlayFronts 2022 FAQs


IAB is putting the health and safety of all members, events attendees, partners and staff first in everything we do. As such, health & safety is a priority at IAB PlayFronts and we have the following guidelines in place to ensure compliance with CDC, New York State and local regulations/guidelines.

  • What safety protocols will I be expected to follow?
      • All in-person attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination, produce a negative COVID-19 test result prior to entering and comply with IAB’s Event and COVID-19 Policy and Code of Conduct.
      • A negative COVID-19 test, taken no earlier than 48 hours (Sunday, 4/3) before your arrival at the event, will be required to be uploaded to IAB’s health screening platform to attend the event. The test results will be good for 72 hours.
      • For your ease, IAB will be partnering with HIPAA compliant, SymCheck for this event. Click to get started.
  • What do I need to do to get ready to attend IAB PlayFronts in person?
    • STEP 1: REGISTER: Check your confirmation email and ensure you are registered for PlayFronts2022: In-Person Pass ONLY. If not, email [email protected].
      • Order a Covid-19 test today to have one ready for the event
        • Acceptable test type:
          • Same day Covid-19 test
          • Taken at home, at a covid testing center or lab.
        • Suggested vendors:
          • Free tests from (Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days).
          • Amazon, Walgreens, CVS, Local Pharmacies, etc.
      • Insurance companies are now required to cover the costs of rapid COVID tests
    • STEP 3: PROVIDE PROOF OF VACCINATION: Ensure you have your proof of vaccination documentation uploaded to SymCheck ahead of the event
      • Click and upload your proof of full vaccination to SymCheck
      • You can start uploading now, if you attended ALM 2022, you do not need to re-upload your vaccine card.
      • Vaccination is considered a full dose as recommended by the vaccine manufacturer
      • It is recommended to get your COVID-19 booster shot
      • Test for COVID-19 no earlier than Sunday, 4/3 (or 48 hours prior to arrival) and upload results to SymCheck here with a photo of your ID
      • Test results will be valid for three (3) days, if you test earlier than Sunday, 4/3 you will need to test again and upload the results.
          • If you test positive, email [email protected] and we will convert your ticket to a virtual pass.
          • If you do not take a covid test or fail to upload the proper details to SymCheck, your access to the in-person event will be denied.
      • Check-In
        • Show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and negative COVID-19 test via SymCheck
          • When you arrive onsite, please have your SymCheck page open on your phone and a photo ID
        • Once reviewed, you can proceed to pick up your badge


    • Will onsite testing be available? No
    • What happens if I test positive for Covid-19? If you test positive, email [email protected] and we will convert your ticket to a virtual pass.
    • If I test negative, do I also need to be vaccinated? Yes
    • Are rapid at home tests acceptable? Yes
    • Do I need to bring a mask? Masks are currently optional – IAB will follow the latest guidelines.
    • What safety protocols can I expect from the venue outside of the vaccine requirement?