COVID-19 Policy FAQ
We are working to provide a safe and enjoyable event and trust that all attendee groups, including but not limited to exhibitors, guests, staff, press, professionals, volunteers, and cosplayers will do so as well. Please be aware that adjustments may need to be made to these policies and guidelines prior to and during the event in order to ensure the health and safety of all attendee groups. We ask that everyone please follow the directions on informational signage and from all staff.
Yes. In addition to following current healthcare and governmental guidelines, everyone attending Comic-Con Special Edition will be required to wear an approved face covering regardless of vaccination status.
Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, fit snugly against the sides of the face, and not have any gaps. For more information and requirements on acceptable face coverings, please CLICK HERE.
As a megaevent under the California guidelines, Comic-Con Special Edition is taking all possible precautions to ensure the health and safety of our attendees. Proof of vaccination* or a recent negative test (within 72 hours) will be required for all in attendance. Masks will be required indoors regardless of vaccination status. We are following CDC guidelines and California state and local requirements and will be adjusting our safety protocols as needed between now and the start of Comic-Con Special Edition.
*Acceptable methods of proof include:
- The CDC or WHO COVID-19 vaccination record card received when you were vaccinated
- A photocopy of the vaccine card (front and back)
- A photo of the vaccine card (front and back) on a phone or any other electronic device
- A digital record issued by the Department of Public Health or an approved company that includes a QR code that when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader displays your date of birth, vaccine dates and vaccine type
People who were vaccinated in California can get a free digital COVID-19 Vaccination Record at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov
There are two types of viral tests that can be used: nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) and antigen tests. Test results must be provided in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy). The documentation must include:
- Type of test (indicating it is a PCR/NAAT or antigen test)
- Entity issuing the result (e.g. laboratory, healthcare provider, or telehealth service)
- Specimen collection date. A negative test result must show the specimen was collected within 72 hours before the event
- Information that identifies the person(full name plus at least one other identifier such as date of birth) and matches ID shown
- Negative test result
For adults and children who are not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of attending Comic-Con Special Edition.
All COVID-19 tests must be done by a certified lab, clinic, or physician. Both PCR and antigen are acceptable as long as testing is conducted within 72 hours prior to your arrival.
Your negative COVID-19 test documentation needs to be directly from the healthcare provider that performed the test and the results must be obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of attending Comic-Con Special Edition.
You can display your proof on your smartphone or present a physical copy, along with an appropriate government-issued ID matching the name on the documentation. Those younger than 18 may use a government-issued ID, birth certificate, social security card, school ID, or locally-issued ID.
All COVID-19 tests must be done by a certified lab or clinic, home tests cannot be accepted.
Yes. Your child’s negative COVID-19 test documentation needs to be directly from the healthcare provider that performed the test and the results must be obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of attending Comic-Con Special Edition.
If your final vaccine shot is less than 14 days before you pick up your Comic-Con Special Edition badge, you will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
CLICK HERE to view our full badge cancellation/refund policy. If you test positive for COVID-19 72 hours prior to Comic-Con Special Edition, you may request a refund if you provide proof of a positive COVID-19 test. Please do not bring your proof onsite. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and attach your positive test results.
If you are unable to wear a mask due to a medical concern, we ask you not to attend Comic-Con Special Edition. All attendees will be required to wear a mask at all times and follow the mask guidelines outlined here. Hopefully we will be able to see you in person once healthcare guidelines are relaxed.
Yes. This policy is in place to ensure the health and safety of all fans. Security will be onsite to support adherence to the policy.
Children (age 12 and under) must be present to be registered for a badge and adults will be required to provide emergency contact information for any child registrant.