Baltimore Comic Con Announces COVID Vaccination or Negative Test Mandate
In-person conventions are returning with varying policies when it comes to vaccinations and mask mandates. Baltimore Comic Con has laid out their policy today which requires either proof of vaccination or a negative test. The convention taking place October 22-24, 2021 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, has announced their new policies in hope of protecting attendees, guests, exhibitors, and staff from further spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Due to ongoing concerns over the spread of COVID, the convention will be putting some safety measures in place:
- Approved face coverings will be worn by all while indoors at the convention
- Must fit properly and snugly, fully covering both the nose and mouth and secure under the chin.
- Face coverings with valves, mesh, costume masks, damaged masks, neck gaiters, and face coverings that cannot be secured under the chin will not be allowed.
- Face coverings must be visible at all times. Any headwear or cosplay pieces that cover the face in a way that does not visibly follow the face covering policy will not be allowed.
- Proof of vaccination with any vaccine approved or authorized by the WHO or the FDA, or proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of admission to the convention for all attendees, vendors, guests, and convention staff.
- Proof of vaccination may be presented on a smart phone, or with a physical copy of the card along with a government issued ID that matches the name on the proof.
- Self-test results will not be accepted as proof of a negative COVID test.
Since those under the age of 12 are currently not able to receive the vaccination, they will be required to bring proof of a negative test within 72 hours of the event and wear a mask.
Tickets for the convention are non-refundable. If individuals are unable to attend due to these guidelines, the convention has requested to be reached out to so they can make alternate arrangements.