Chattacon COVID 19 Policy
All persons attending Chattacon are required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the start of the convention. We strongly recommend masks be worn at all times while indoors unless you are eating or drinking.
What do I need to provide to show proof of vaccination?
For our fans 18 years and older, proof of vaccination can be shown either on a smartphone or through a physical copy of the vaccination card, along with an appropriate ID matching the name on the documentation. This will need to be shown when picking up your Chattacon badge. Any device photos should have a high enough resolution so the information can be easily read. The same applies to photocopies. Information on IDs and test or vaccination records will need to match. If someone’s name is different or a nickname has been used or another circumstance has occurred that might cause a mismatch, please bring along supporting documentation to show that the vaccine or test information matches the purchased membership information. In no case will records shown be retained.
What do I need to provide to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test?
If you are not vaccinated, if you are a minor under the age of 5, or if you choose not to show proof of vaccination, you will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours, in order to pick up your Chattacon badge. Any adult who purchased their children’s memberships in the same transaction as their own will be authorized to show a negative Covid test on their child’s behalf and pick up their badge.
Can I use a self-test (sometimes referred to as home test)?
In line with CDC recommendations, you can use a self-test (sometimes referred to as home test) that meets the following criteria:
- The test must be a SARS-CoV-2 viral test (nucleic acid amplification test [NAAT] or antigen test) with Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- The testing procedure must include a telehealth service affiliated with the manufacturer of the test that provides real-time supervision remotely through an audio and video connection. Some FDA-authorized self-tests that include a telehealth service may require a prescription.
- The telehealth provider must confirm the person’s identity, observe the specimen collection and testing procedures, confirm the test result, and issue a report that includes:
- Type of test (indicating it is a NAAT or antigen test)
- Entity issuing the result (e.g. laboratory, healthcare entity, or telehealth service)
- Specimen collection date. A negative test result must show the specimen was collected within the 3 days before the badge pick up. A positive test result for documentation of recovery from COVID-19 must show the specimen was collected within the 3 months before the badge pick up.
- Information that identifies the person (full name plus at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number)
- Test Result