COVID-19 Safety and Policies

COVID-19 Safety and Policies

Your health and safety is of the utmost importance to us and is our first priority for 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 requirements for our 2023 convention:

  • Attendees must be fully vaccinated. While we will not be checking proof of vaccination, by registering, you affirm that you are fully vaccinated.
  • Attendees will be required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth in all convention spaces, including registration, panel areas, and gaming spaces, with the following exceptions:
    • While performing or presenting on a panel.
    • In ConSuite and any other designated spaces for eating.
    • Briefly in normally masked convention spaces for the purpose of sipping a beverage.
    • In non-convention spaces. The hotel also has ample open spaces outside of the immediate convention area where people can sit, eat, socialize without masking.
    • High quality masks, such as N95s, KN95s, and KF94s, are preferred. Please reference the CDC website for more information on types of masks.
  • 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 may wish 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. For your contributions to the Chocolate Symposium, please bring individually wrapped chocolates.

The hotel is not exclusive to our convention, and we cannot guarantee that other visitors to the hotel are vaccinated.


Why are we still requiring masking?

As of mid-August 2023, every region of the United States has been experiencing increased COVID-19 transmission for over six weeks. We are also seeing that conventions which have masking policies in place are experiencing lower rates of COVID-19 transmission at their events. These policies are also intended to protect ConFABulous members who are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Masking is still the most effective way to reduce COVID-19 transmission at indoor public events.