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COVID-19 Safety Rules

Also see our community health recommendations.


The following rules will very likely be in place during the 2022 convention.

COVID-19 Safety Rules

1. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID test (taken outside of the home) within 5 days of the convention, are required to pick up your badge for the convention.

2. Wash or sanitize your hands frequently *

3. Try to maintain a safe distance from other people, whenever possible (please do not block walk spaces)

4. Guest speakers may remove their masks if they are on a panel (or other event) if social distancing can be maintained

5. Face coverings need to be worn in the following situations:

  • When moving from one area of the con space to another area of the space
  • When a minimum distance of 6’ cannot be maintained (in most ballrooms, for example)
  • When not actively eating or drinking in the ConSuite
  • You are also free to wear your mask any other time you wish to have it on (like, say, in the elevators) 

6. Hand sanitizer will be available on the food and beverage tables in the ConSuite. We ask that you use it prior to picking up anything.

* We plan to place hand sanitizer throughout the con space.


Some of the other safety precautions being taken:

  1. Electronics will be sanitized after each use at registration, and contactless payment has been set up via Zettle.
  2. We have 300-400 pens at reg -- you can keep the one you use if you would like to have one for the weekend, otherwise place it in the "Dirty" pen cup and we'll clean it
  3. ConSuite will have individually packaged items
  4. We will close down the ConSuite every few hours, for about 30 minutes, to clean and sanitize
  5. We will attempt to improve air flow with fans in as many public spaces as possible
  6. We plan to sanitize microphones in the ballrooms
  7. No water stations will be put out (per the hotel). Bottled water will be available in the ConSuite. 
  8. The hotel will sanitize high touch areas throughout the day

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