Covid-19 Protocols

General Rules

  • In order to pick up your badge all con-goers over the age of 16 are required to provide a VALID ID along with one of the following: Proof of a valid COVID-19 Vaccination Card (with both vaccinations) OR paperwork showing a negative COVID-19 test for the registrant that is no more than 3 days old. This applies to EVERYONE (attendees, staff, contractors, exhibitors, artists, etc) No exemptions. (*Reminder that Nekocon is not a HIPAA entity and therefore your disclosure is voluntary)
  • Children between the ages of 7-15 are not required to present any documentation for entry, however they must comply with all mask guidelines. Only children under 6 and under are exempt from mask polices.
  • Masks required inside the convention center and inside panel rooms at the Embassy
  • Masks required at the Maid Café until you have been seated
  • Social distancing (6-feet between parties) is recommended
  • All rooms will have reduced occupancy, including Exhibits, Artist Alley, and Panels *No sleeping/lounging in the common areas
  • Respect the wishes of everyone at the convention – If someone asks you to pull up your mask or give them some space you must do so.
  • Anyone in violation, especially repeated violations, of COVID-19 protocols, or any convention policies, may be subject to expulsion from the event without refund.

Artists/Vendors

  • Masks are required
  • Arrows will be placed on the ground to encourage traffic flow
  • If the booths cannot be spaced apart then 8 foot partitions will be used between booths

Guests

  • Guests may have the option to wear face shields in lieu of masks OR may pull their masks down if they are comfortable (and with the attendees permission) for photos.
  • Guests will not have to wear masks while on stage during main events or hosting panels.

Staff

  • Masks are required in all public convention spaces.
  • Do not touch guests without their permission
  • Encouraged to wash hands frequently

Registration

  • Registration staff will also be provided with face shield (optional) since they have the highest customer contact
  • Hand sanitizer is to be used between each transaction – gloves will be provided to those who prefer them or are allergic to sanitizer.

Cosplayers

  • Cosplayers may remove their masks for the duration of any panels they are hosting or any performances they are giving while on stage.
  • Cosplayers may remove their masks for brief durations while in designated photo locations around the convention center. (Group shoots may be scheduled but must remain brief)

Panelists

  • Panelists may remove their masks for the duration of their panel, only while they are on the stage.

Dances

  • Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear masks during the dances, however if it impedes your breathing you are encouraged to step aside and take a break or remove the mask and distance as much as you can. (Please do not pass out!)

 

ALL RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE CDC OR HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMENDATIONS