COVID-19 Safety and Policies

COVID-19 Safety and Policies

Your health and safety is of the utmost importance to us and our first priority as we return to an in-person convention experience. Please check this page periodically, as guidance may change in line with emerging science and health recommendations and requirements.

We are making the following changes and requirements for our 2021 convention:

  • All convention staff and attendees must be fully vaccinated. This means that you must have had your second dose of a two-part vaccination or your single dose of a one-part COVID-19 vaccination no later than September 16. You must provide proof of vaccination (the vaccination card you receive with your vaccination is sufficient, or a legible cell phone photo of that card) when you pick up your attendee badge at registration.
  • In line with current World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations, all volunteers and attendees must wear masks at all times in all convention spaces, including at the registration desk, game rooms, programming room, and ConSuite.
    • People may remove masks in convention spaces for brief periods of time for the purpose of eating and drinking.
    • Panelists may remove masks for their panel. Panelists will be seated with 6' social distance from each other and attendees. Attendees at panels will be seats with 6' social distance.
  • Gaming tables will be spaced 6’ from each other, and at each table chairs will be spaced to strike a balance between distancing and playability.
    • Gamers are encouraged to bring a personal set of dice.
    • Because many games require touching of game pieces, a game board, dice, etc., hand sanitizer will be readily available in all convention spaces.
  • Our ConSuite will include a selection of pre-packaged snacks and individually packaged drinks (cans, bottles) instead of our wider regular selection.
  • The hotel is not exclusive to our convention, and we cannot guarantee that other visitors to the hotel are vaccinated.

FAQ

Why do I need to wear a mask if I am fully vaccinated?

When fully vaccinated, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines appear to confer significant protection against virus variants. However, it is important for ConFABulous to create the safest environment possible for all at our convention. Due to emerging virus variants, the World Health Organization currently recommends that fully vaccinated people resume wearing masks when interacting with people outside their household.