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Anime NYC 2021 Makes Masks and Proof of Vaccination Mandatory

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Anime NYC 2021 is coming to the Javits Center this November, and the folks behind the event are doing their best to make sure it’s as safe as possible to attend. The latest update concerns the con’s COVID-19 guidelines, which include requirements for both proof of vaccination and mandatory mask usage for all participants.

These requirements extend from fans to exhibitors, artists, guests, crew, and staff, and further information will follow later this month to address more detailed questions. For those who aren’t comfortable with these guidelines, Anime NYC will also have details about ticket rollover options when they return with their next update.

You can read Anime NYC’s full statement below and on the official website. It includes resources for booking safe, free, and effective vaccine appointments at locations throughout New York City, New York State, and neighboring states.

Straight from the statement:

Throughout the year, Anime NYC has worked closely with the Javits Center and New York City and New York State officials to assure we run this November as a safe and healthy event. We tremendously appreciate their guidance, and we wish to share the latest from NYC with you today. On August 3, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced proof of vaccination will be required to participate in indoor events across NYC. The full details from the City will be coming later this month, but we want to make sure we share an overview with you immediately. As of now, the following will be required to participate in this year’s Anime NYC…

    • Proof of Vaccination for all Anime NYC Participants
    • Required Mask Usage for all Anime NYC Participants

Proof of Vaccination and Masks will be required for all fans, exhibitors, artists, guests, crew, and staff, and we will be following this up with more information later this month. We know there will be many detailed questions (Children under 12? Immunocompromised medical conditions? Cosplay?), and please be assured we will have answers for all of these as well as further clarification around the proof of vaccination required and mask specifics at that time.