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Vaccinations Required to Attend

The Detroit Regional Chamber will require full COVID-19 vaccination for all 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference participants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after receiving a second shot of a two-dose vaccine, or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This requirement includes on-site vendors and Chamber staff supporting the Conference. The Chamber is using CLEAR Health Pass to assist with verifying vaccination status.

The development of vaccination policy guidance has been a collaborative effort led by Sandy K. Baruah, president and chief executive officer of the Chamber, and Conference Chairman Wright L. Lassiter III, president and chief executive officer of Henry Ford Health System, with ongoing advice and input from the Conference’s CEO Advisory Council, the Chamber’s Board Executive Committee, the Chamber’s full Board of Directors, and Conference sponsors. Additionally, Conference leadership sought additional guidance from a Henry Ford Clinical Advisory Team.

CLEAR Health Pass

CLEAR Health Pass, a best-in-class health screening platform, will be used to confirm attendees’ proof of vaccination. Health Pass is a free feature on the CLEAR app that creates safer environments for employees, employers, customers, and fans. With just a few steps, you can securely verify your identity and share health insights for frictionless entry to offices, stadiums, and the Conference.

Attendees will be asked to download the CLEAR app and enroll beginning the week of Aug. 16. There is no cost to registrants for enrolling in CLEAR Health Pass. Conference attendees will be required to show their CLEAR Health Pass upon arrival to receive Conference credentials.

Cancellation and Refund Details

Attendees must complete their CLEAR Health Pass or request a penalty-free registration refund by Friday, Sept. 10. After Sept. 10, Conference registration for individuals not completing CLEAR will be cancelled. Cancelled registrants beginning Sept. 11 will be refunded their registration fee minus a $500 processing fee.

Requesting a Valid Vaccine Exemption

If you have any questions about this guidance, or you are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, please contact Wendy Nodge at

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