COVID Guidelines & Visitor Policy

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Effective Monday, October 4, 2021, with the highest public health and safety standards in place, we began welcoming fully vaccinated Visitors to re-enter our building for select in-person engagements only.

The Bar has 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 DC Department of Health and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

The Bar has partnered with ReturnSafe to help administer and manage its vaccination tracking and health screening protocols to maintain the highest public health and safety standards. Click here to access a short video about the ReturnSafe solution. Instructions for using ReturnSafe are below.

IMPORTANT: All re-entry policies/procedures are subject to change 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.

NOTE: Effective November 5, ReturnSafe will rebrand to WorkEQ. User profiles will not be affected.

Visitor Vaccination Policy

Fully vaccinated* Visitors are welcome to enter the D.C. Bar’s building for select in-person engagements after the following criteria are met:

  1. Successfully upload their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to the Bar’s vaccine tracking app, ReturnSafe or on the day of, present their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to Security personnel.

Unvaccinated visitors are not permitted to enter the D.C. Bar’s building at this time.

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

*To qualify as “fully vaccinated”, visitors must meet the following criteria:

  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 a booster shot in accordance with the current CDC guidelines.

International Visitors

To qualify as “fully vaccinated”, international visitors must meet the following criteria:

  1. Visitors must have received two (2) doses of the following vaccines in any combination in accordance with current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

ReturnSafe App Instructions

Please follow these simple steps to install and use the ReturnSafe 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.returnsafe.com

Step 2: Open the app, click Find My ReturnSafe 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 ReturnSafe registration, you will receive an email from [email protected] with additional requirements necessary for building access.

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

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

  1. Log in to your ReturnSafe 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 ReturnSafe.  Data loaded in ReturnSafe is kept confidential and accessible only to designated administrators.

If you have any questions about our privacy policies please contact [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated Thursday, March 11, 2022..

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