COVID-19 STATEMENT

August 31, 2022 – DerpyCon 2022 COVID-19 Policies

The safety and well-being of all of our attendees, staff, and guests is our number one priority. We, alongside our venue, are working to ensure that everyone who attends or helps to make DerpyCon happen will work to keep everyone safe.

DerpyCon encourages all who may not be feeling well at the time of the event to stay home and participate in our Online event! (https://www.twitch.tv/derpycon))

The following requirements below are subject to change at any time to comply with local, state, or federal health guidelines to help protect the health of our staff, affiliates, and attendees. Please check www.derpycon.com/covid-19/ for updated policies and requirements.

Vaccination is Recommended

All attendees, staff, guests, DerpyCon affiliates, and those participating in DerpyCon’s 2022 in-person event are encouraged to be vaccinated to attend DerpyCon 2022 in person.

Masks are Required

Masks will be required to be worn by all attendees aged 2 and older. This also includes all vendors, artists, panelists, guests, DerpyCon Staff, Volunteers, and anyone affiliated with or participating at the in-person event.

Masks are to be worn in all public, and convention-operated spaces. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Exhibits:
    • Dealers Room and Artist Alley
  • All rooms containing DerpyCon Programming:
    • Panels
    • Main Events
    • Viewings
    • Video Gaming
    • etc.
  • All public, high-trafficked areas which at times may be more difficult to properly social distance from others:
    • elevators
    • hotel lobby
    • atrium
    • etc.
  • All Operations spaces:
    • Con Ops
    • Public Safety
    • Cosplay HQ
    • etc.

Masks may be removed temporarily in the following situations:

  • Cosplayers for cosplay photos and for walking onstage for the Cosplay Showcase, while properly social distanced
  • While eating or drinking in designated areas
  • Other areas as approved by DerpyCon’s Public Safety team, the venue, and/or the Convention Chairpersons.

Individuals observed to not be wearing masks properly or at all in convention-operated spaces will be encouraged by a member of DerpyCon Staff to wear a mask as per our COVID-19 Policies.

Individuals who repeatedly violate DerpyCon’s COVID-19 Policies, or that refuse to wear a mask may have their membership to DerpyCon 2022 revoked and may be asked to leave convention-operated spaces.

If you require an exemption from this policy due to pre-existing conditions, you will need to visit our Public Safety office. Reasonable accommodations will be carefully reviewed and determined on a case-by-case basis. 

If you see a member of DerpyCon’s Staff, Volunteers, or other affiliates not wearing a mask, please feel free to contact Convention Leadership by phone or text at 973-969-1192.

These Policies may be altered or updated at any time. Any changes will be announced on our social media channels and in our DerpyCon Newsletter.

If you have any questions or concerns prior to or during the event, please feel free to contact Convention Operations through the HelpDesk at https://helpdesk.derpycon.com.