What to Expect at Potato Expo 2022
Potato Expo 2022 is a live, in-person event being held in Anaheim, Calif. More than 160 exhibitors, growers, and U.S. and global industry partners will join us in Anaheim, January 5-6.
The health and safety of the potato industry is important to us. Potato Expo continues to monitor guidelines for health safety measures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state of California, and Orange County. Potato Expo will follow applicable federal, state and local laws, adapting plans accordingly and sharing updates with you and other Potato Expo audiences.
We will continue to evaluate and expand our health safety protocols as medical recommendations evolve and will update this page in accordance.
Below is information on what you can expect when you arrive in Anaheim for Potato Expo.
Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID Test Result
Both U.S.-based and international attendees of the Potato Expo are required to provide either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of registration if using a rapid antigen test or within 48 hours of registration for a PCR test. This is in accordance with guidelines from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for events of 1,000 people or more, such as Potato Expo.
To simplify and speed up badge pickup at Potato Expo, we will use the secure, third party platform CLEAR Health Pass to collect proof of vaccination. Once you have provided your proof of vaccination and picked up your badge, you will not need to verify your vaccination status again.
Potato Expo has partnered with CLEAR Health Pass to provide quick and easy proof of vaccination for U.S. based attendees. For the most efficient entry into Potato Expo possible, all registrants should sign up for CLEAR and complete their COVID-19 proof of vaccination as soon as possible, but at least 24 hours before arriving at the Potato Expo registration desk to pick up the event badge.
For information on how to download the CLEAR app, visit the CLEAR Health Pass page on this webpage.
If unvaccinated, the state of California requires a negative rapid test within 24 hours or a negative PCR test within 48 hours of registering on-site.
Before arriving at the Potato Expo registration desk, international attendees will need to show their passport or driver’s license and vaccination card or negative COVID test results taken within 24 hours of registration if using a rapid antigen test or within 48 hours of registration for a PCR test. Once cleared by staff, attendees will be able to proceed to pick of their event badge.
COVID-19 testing is available at five city sites and across Anaheim. A list of those sites is available at anaheim.net/5652/Testing. Testing is available to anyone, with or without symptoms, and to those with and without insurance. A concierge from Visit Anaheim will be available in the lobby of the convention center to help attendees locate testing sites.
California recently announced a new indoor mask mandate will go into effect on Dec. 15 and last until Jan. 15. As such, all Potato Expo attendees are required to wear a mask indoors, except while eating and drinking. Masks are not required at outdoor events such as the Beer Garden and the Food Truck Festival. This is in accordance with guidelines from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
This page was updated on December 14, 2021 and will be continually updated with any new information about our location’s policies.
Our team continues to actively monitor COVID-19 policies and recommendations at the city, county and state level as well as collaborate with the staff at the Anaheim Convention Center and the Anaheim Marriott to ensure our team and guests have a happy, healthy experience at this year’s Potato Expo.