Join us on Saturday, November 20th and Sunday, November 21st at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks (100 Station Ave) for the 2021 National Dog Show presented by Purina. The shows, sanctioned by The American Kennel Club, will help raise money for a variety of canine-related causes. See AKC sanctioned Breed, Group, and Best In Show judging and top agility dogs in the ring each day. Saturday is The National Dog Show, Presented by Purina, to be broadcast nationwide on Thanksgiving Day by NBC. Sunday’s show offers enhanced athletic dog exhibitions plus family-friendly activities and hands-on fun. Plus, stop by the BEN table for games,and prizes.
NATIONAL DOG SHOW FAQs ON VACCINATED-ONLY POLICY AND USE OF THE CLEAR APP SCREENING MECHANISM
Annual Canine Attraction at Oaks Expo Center Nov. 20-21
Is Re-Opened to Fully-Vaccinated Spectators This Year
PHILADELPHIA, PA – In conjunction with recommendations from national, state and local officials, the National Dog Show and the Kennel Club of Philadelphia will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center on the weekend of November 20 and 21, when the annual canine extravaganza welcomes fans back for the popular 2021 edition.
National Dog Show officials are implementing a screening mechanism using the prominent public safety company CLEAR, which works with scores of major-market venues in the United States. CLEAR provides a simple process to access the CLEAR app and create the Digital Vaccine Card required for admission.
New York State’s Excelsior Pass is also acceptable, as is a CDC Vaccination Card along with a correlating photo ID. A mobile phone photo of the CDC card is also valid. The date and type of vaccination must be legible in the photo of the vaccination card. In all cases, the CDC card must be accompanied by a matching, valid government photo ID.
Tickets priced at $16 for adults 12 and older are available at www.nds.nationaldogshow.com. Unfortunately, children under 12 will not be permitted at the show this year.
Other information on the show and the policy is also available at www.nds.nationaldogshow.com.
Following are some frequently asked questions (FAQs):
HOW DO I ACCESS THE CLEAR APP FOR ADMISSION TO THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW?
The app is available at clear.applink/digitalvaccinecardnationaldogshow
or by scanning the QR code.
WHAT KIND OF MOBILE DEVICE DO I NEED?
To enroll in CLEAR, you must have a mobile device with a front facing camera that functions. If you do not have this, contact CLEAR customer service for further instructions. See below for contact information.
HOW DO I CREATE A DIGITAL VACCINE CARD IF I DON’T HAVE A SMARTPHONE?
You will need to bring an alternative proof of vaccination such as your CDC card and a matching valid government photo ID.
IS CLEAR THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE PROOF OF VACCINATION?
No, New York State’s Excelsior Pass is also acceptable as is the presentation of the individual’s CDC card accompanied by a valid photo ID.
CAN I SHOW A MOBILE PHONE SCREENSHOT OF MY DIGITAL VACCINE CARD FOR ENTRY?
Yes. A photo of your CDC card on your mobile phone of your CDC card is acceptable. However, to be acceptable, the date and type of vaccination must be legible in the photo of the vaccination card and a valid government photo ID matching the card must also be presented.
HOW CAN I FIND MY CLEAR DIGITAL VACCINE CARD AFTER I CLOSE THE CLEAR APP?
Open the app and tap on the blue tile that says Digital Vaccine Card. That will open your blue or gray vaccination pass.
HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH WITH CLEAR?
For general questions, visit the CLEAR FAQ page at clearme.com/support or contact the CLEAR Member Care team by opening the CLEAR app and tapping “Get in Touch” at the bottom of the home screen or call 855-CLEARME (253-2763).
ARE CHILDREN UNDER 12 PERMITTED AT THE SHOW THIS YEAR?
Unfortunately, no. Even if vaccination availability is rolled out for children under 12 in November, there will not be enough time for children to become fully vaccinated before the dog show dates of November 20-21.
HOW CAN I GET FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW?