The 2022 Tethered Together Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

As we look to the future, we are optimistic that with proper health and safety precautions, this will be our most magical event yet. We do plan to have a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for our guests and feel strongly that this is appropriate for a gathering of our size and the only ethical choice we can make. Part of being a community is having standards, and basic respect and care for your fellow con-goers is a standard that is not up for debate for us.

We require all of our attendees, presenters, staff, vendors and volunteers to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 using United States Center for Disease Control definitions and standards. Please see this link for more information on what “fully vaccinated” means to us: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html

In general, as of 9/23/21 people are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If you don’t meet these requirements and any future requirements put forth by the CDC for full protection, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated and will not be allowed to attend our event for the health and safety of all of us. There are some folks at higher risk of serious illness during this time and we have to choose to protect the health of those folks with every tool we have.

In addition to our vaccination requirement, we also reserve the right to add additional health and safety measures for our event depending on city, state and United States public health recommendations at the time of our event. It is too close for us to declare our course of action exactly, but folks should be prepared for the possibility of masking, pre-event Covid testing, health screenings and capacity limitations. Our new space is enormous at 60,000 square feet of event space and we are working hard during this trying time to adapt as needed.