HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR #FANX21
The COVID-19 global pandemic has been difficult for all of us. We’re so excited to finally be able to get back together and celebrate all things pop culture together as a FanX family. As we have gotten closer to FanX on September 16-18, 2021, our community has understandably had questions related to our health and safety guidelines at FanX. We hope for all of our guests, attendees, staff and volunteers to feel as safe as possible while attending this year’s event.
In that spirit, while attendance requirements will always be in flux during these uncertain times, we would like to share a few important updates regarding our health and safety protocols inside the Salt Palace Convention Center:
- Attendees will have quick temperature checks when entering;
- Hand sanitization stations will be located throughout; and
- Masks will be required for attendees.
We were also pleased to learn that the Salt Palace achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council Accreditation (GBAC) for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention. It is the industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation. GBAC STAR enables facilities to create and maintain an organized, effective approach to work practices, protocols, procedures, and systems to control risks associated with infectious agents, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. More information on the Salt Palace’s “Faculty Cleaning and Disinfection Practices” can be found here.
We’re committed to the health and safety of our attendees and will continue working with state health and government officials to make sure we remain in-line with necessary protocols and following the latest health precautions. We will keep the lines of communication open with local health and government officials and seek to share any updates and changes as soon as possible. With the fluid nature of these times, please follow our social-media pages, newsletter, and website for the most up-to-date information on our health and safety guidelines and, as necessary, any adjustments made closer to or during FanX.
We understand that these protocols may not please everyone and that no health and safety protocols can guarantee the health and safety of our attendees. (If we could, we would!) If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to request a refund due to these attendance requirements, please contact us at [email protected].
*Please note that all guidelines are subject to change.
Accordingly, regardless of vaccination status, everyone will be required to wear an approved face covering at all times while attending FanX, except while actively eating or drinking. Approved face coverings are those that fit properly and snugly, secure under your chin, and fully cover your nose and mouth. Prohibited face coverings include face coverings with exhalation valves, face coverings that are unable to be secured under your chin, face coverings made of mesh materials, face coverings which contain holes or are significantly damaged, and costume masks. This policy applies to all attendees, including cosplayers, exhibitors, guests, artists, and staff. We will continue to evaluate this policy and post updates as they are available. FanX reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to eject any individual for failure to wear an appropriate face covering.