COVID Guidelines & Visitor Policy

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Effective Monday, October 4, 2021, the D.C. Bar began welcoming fully vaccinated visitors to re-enter the building for select in-person engagements.

The Bar carefully developed its re-entry policies and procedures based on leading public health and safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the D.C. Department of Health, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
 
The Bar partners with WorkEQ to administer and manage its vaccination tracking . Click here to access a brief overview  of the WorkEQ solution. Instructions for using WorkEQ are below.

IMPORTANT: All re-entry policies/procedures are subject to change at any time based on numerous factors including, but not limited to, changes in COVID-19 prevalence rates, federal and local guidelines, business operations and/or staff and member feedback.

Visitor Entry Policy

Visitors are welcome to enter the D.C. Bar’s building for select in-person engagements if they are “fully vaccinated”* only after the following criteria are met:

  1. Successful upload of their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, or the upload of a similar record for visitors who are residents of countries other than the U.S., to WorkEQ, the  vaccine tracking app,  WorkEQ; or
  2. Present their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, or a similar record for visitors who are residents of countries other than the U.S., to security personnel located in the building lobby.

While on-site, fully vaccinated individuals are required to wear face masks in common areas and are encouraged to practice social distancing.

*To qualify as “fully vaccinated”:

U.S. Residents:

  1. Visitors must have received two (2) doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, OR a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine; AND
  2. Visitors must have received at least one booster shot in accordance with the current CDC guidelines.

International Visitors:

  1. Visitors must have received doses of the COVID-19 vaccines listed here in any combination in accordance with current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

WorkEQ App Instructions

Please follow these simple steps to install and use the WorkEQ app:

Step 1: Install the app on your phone or desktop/laptop computer:

Android users:
Install the app from the Google Play Store.  
Proceed to step 2 below.

iPhone users:
Install the app from the Apple App Store.
Proceed to step 2 below.

Web (Mobile or Desktop/Laptop):
https://desktop.workeq.com

Step 2: Open the app, click Find My WorkEQ Space and enter the following code: dcbarvisitors

Step 3: Select “Visitors”

Step 4: Log in using your name exactly as it appears on your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. Enter your email address, mobile phone number and all other requested information when prompted.

IMPORTANT: Please complete all requested fields and double check the accuracy of all entries before submitting.

Step 5 (first use only): Take a picture of the front of your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card and upload the image into the app. IMPORTANT: The front side of your Card – including your name, date of birth, dates of vaccination and vaccination manufacturer information - is the only accepted proof of vaccination. This data is confidential and accessible only to designated administrators.

If there are any issues with your WorkEQ registration, you will receive an email from [email protected] with additional requirements necessary for building access.

Step 6: Show your WorkEQ clearance notification to D.C. Bar Security at the Lobby Desk on the first floor.

Step 7: How to Add Boosters to an Existing WorkEQ Account

  1. Log in to your WorkEQ account
  2. Click on the wellness icon at the bottom of the homepage:

wellness instructions image

  1. Complete the requested booster fields.
  2. Click “Update”

If you have any questions about the screening survey, the resulting recommendations, or our privacy policies please contact [email protected].

If you have any technical issues while installing or using ReturnSafe, please visit https://support.returnsafe.com or email [email protected]for assistance.

Am I required to present proof of vaccination to be able to enter the building?

Yes, the Bar requires visitors to either present their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to security personnel on the day of their visit or to upload proof of vaccination in WorkEQ.  Data loaded in WorkEQ is kept confidential and accessible only to designated administrators.

If you have any questions about our Visitor Entry Policy please contact [email protected].

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Last updated Thursday, March 11, 2022..

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