ATLANTA – People planning to attend Dragon Con in Atlanta this year will have to prepare more than their cosplay outfits.
Dragon Con organizers announced Tuesday that attendees will need to show proof of being vaccinated against COVID-19 or will have to produce negative test results.
“From the start, we have committed to hosting a convention that would help protect our fans from the spread of COVID while staying true to the traditions that make Dragon Con fun and memorable. As the number of COVID-related cases continues to climb, it becomes clear that we need to update our health and safety protocols in order to keep that commitment,” organizers said, according to WSBTV.
Fully vaccinated people can show their proof either on their phones or with a copy of their vaccination card. They must also show ID with a name that matches the document.
Those who are not vaccinated must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of entering the convention, WSBTV reported.
The proof will be required when attendees pick up their Dragon Con badges.
The tests will apply to people who are unvaccinated, children under the age of 12 and those who don’t want to show proof of vaccination, WSBTV reported.
Facemasks will be required of all participants no matter their vaccination status.
Dragon Con will be held in Atlanta over the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-6, this year.
It will consist of a mix of in-person and virtual events.
The yearly parade will be scaled back but will go on after being canceled in 2020.
For more on how Dragon Con will be held amid the coronavirus pandemic, click here.
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