PAW wants all attendees to be reasonably safe and feel comfortable attending our event. Please take a moment to look through the information below so you know what to expect at this years convention.

As the pandemic begins shifting into it’s endemic phase we are continuing to take steps to maintain healthy, safe spaces for all attendees during the convention. Our policies are aligned with the Health Dept, and other sizable community gatherings and may change as guidance from the CDC, CDPH, and any relevant health agency is updated. Here is what to expect.

• There is no vaccination requirement, but PAW strongly reccomends at least the original vacination series for the 2023 event. Here is more info on the CDC definition of up to date vaccination. The CDC defines up to date as having received the most recent booster available, there is a booster shot tool on the above linked CDC webpage to help people determine if they are up to date.

• We remind you that if you feel under the weather, stay home. Take care of yourself and you help take care of your community. No one wants to be “that person”.

• Masks are highly encouraged for all attendees. Attendees may be requested to wear masks by staff if displaying signs of illness such of heavy coughing, symptoms of a cold, etc. Masks should meet CDC guidelines whether fabric, or disposable. Be aware that Bandanas, Gaiters, balaclavas, and other such cloth coverings are not considered adequate face coverings. Further masking guidelines provided by the CDC can be found here.

• We are working with the hotel that all common use convention spaces will receive a thorough sanitizing routine each night after convention hours close. We will provide general use hand sanitizing units throughout general con space during open hours. We will periodically perform small breaks between programming schedules to do a sanitizing run on high traffic touch surfaces in con spaces.

• Outside our convention spaces please follow any rules of the hotel and restaurants.