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COVID-19 Policy

ANTHRO NEW ENGLAND 2024 COVID-19 POLICY.
Last revised December 12, 2023.
INTRODUCTION.

This policy includes measures we are taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and other seasonal illnesses during our convention. Attendees are required to follow these rules to maintain a healthy and safe environment. We have zero tolerance for anyone who would shirk these guidelines, as that would be putting other attendees (as well as staff; guests; vendors; and their families & friends) at risk of exposure. The health and safety of our attendees and beyond is our top priority. 

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS.

For the safety of all attendees, we require proof (digital or physical) of vaccination against COVID-19.
Acceptable document types include official state-supplied vaccination cards, health charts, or clinic-provided receipts.

To attend ANE 2024:
You must have received an initial series of COVID-19 vaccinations as well as a booster vaccination after September 1st, 2022 to protect against the Omicron variant of COVID-19. 

For a summary of variations of vaccine combinations for the initial series, click here to view a flowchart. If your first vaccine brand is not one of the four listed, please email [email protected]

For maximum effectiveness, please try to have your booster shot completed before 1/5/2024.

MASKS REQUIRED.

We recognize that other conventions are relaxing their masking requirements, however as our convention occurs in the winter months during resurgences of the flu/COVID/RSV/pneumonia and other illnesses, we are requiring that our attendees do continue to wear masks. 

Therefore, Anthro New England requires masks to be worn in all convention spaces for ANE 2024.

Masks MUST cover both your nose and mouth. A balaclava or mask must be worn under all fursuit heads, and it must cover both your nose and mouth. We have a one-strike policy; con safety will only ask you once to properly wear or fix your mask/balaclava. If you have to be asked a second time, your badge will be revoked. Once again, this applies to all convention spaces.

DO YOUR PART.

Wash your hands, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, and monitor your health – if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 or new onset symptoms of general illness (fever, cough, shortness of breath, gastrointestinal symptoms, etc.) or if you have tested positive and have not isolated for at least 5 days (and/or continue to test positive), we please ask that you do not attend the convention for the safety of yourself and others. Minimizing the onset and spread of any illness during and after the convention is one of our top priorities. 

ANY QUESTIONS?

We’re here to help! If you have any questions regarding the policy, requirements or types of valid proof of vaccination – please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].

We’re doing everything we can to help protect and ensure the health and safety of all Anthro New England attendees – especially those who are immunocompromised. Please help us keep everyone safe while having fun.