Otaku USA Magazine
PAX West Gaming Con Requires COVID Vaccination for Attendance

Anime conventions and other types of cons have been struggling during quarantine, and now that quarantine is being lifted but COVID is still around, they’re struggling with what to do. Gaming convention PAX West, which will take place in Seattle, Washington on September 3-6, is choosing to have an in-person event, and explained the protocol it’s using to keep people safer.

“Prior to entry we will now require proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination series or a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test, each to be verified with a valid, government issued ID,” the con said in a statement. “The PAX team is steadfast in our commitment to health and safety, including reduced capacity and mandatory face coverings to be worn at all times by attendees, exhibitors, staff, and Enforcers. We will continue to evaluate our policies, listen to feedback from the community, follow the guidance of public health officials, and do everything in our power to make PAX West as safe as possible.”

Source: PAX West


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