ANIME FRONTIER COVID-19 DETAILED HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICIES (UPDATED SEPTEMBER 14, 2022)
Anime Frontier Powered By Crunchyroll is excited to welcome anime fans, guests, and publishers back together this December for a safe and healthy event.
To do this, we’ve been speaking with local health experts along with fans, guests, and publishers throughout the year on their recommendations.
The precautions detailed below follow industry-leading best practices and are required by all fans, guests, exhibitors, crew, staff, and everyone else who attends Anime Frontier to create a safe experience for all. Even so, please understand there is a risk of COVID-19 exposure by visiting any public place.
NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST OR PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED
All Anime Frontier participants who are 5-years-old or older are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result to attend. Attendees who are vaccinated may show proof of COVID-19 vaccination instead of proof of a negative test. Vaccination is not required to attend the event. Your negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination will be checked once upon your first arrival at Anime Frontier, after which you will be given a wristband confirming your vaccination or negative test status has been verified. Keep this wristband on during all your time at Anime Frontier. This wristband must be shown to enter our exhibition halls and panel rooms.
ACCEPTED PROOF OF NEGATIVE COVID TEST
Please show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your arrival at Anime Frontier. If attending multiple days, only one test is required to be taken within 72 hours of your first day of entry.
Test types accepted include:
- PCR Test
- Rapid PCR Test
- Rapid Antigen Test
Tests can be:
- At a government-run testing facility
- At a local pharmacy
- At-home tests from pharmacies or online retailers
When showing a negative test, accepted test results include:
- A digital photo
- A printed copy
- A screenshot of an app
- A screenshot of an email
ACCEPTED PROOF OF VACCINATION
Your proof of full vaccination must show that you have received at least two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. A booster shot is not required. Full vaccination from any other vaccine approved by the CDC or WHO is also acceptable. Your final dose of the vaccine must have been administered at least 14 days prior to the event.
Proof of vaccination accepted includes:
- A CDC vaccination card or similar documentation issued by another foreign governmental jurisdiction
- A photo of a vaccination card as a separate document, or stored on a phone or electronic device
- Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider
- A personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record with a QR code that scans to display name, date of birth, vaccine dates and vaccine type
Attendees 18-and-older must additionally provide proof of identification (driver’s license or similar photo ID) for entry.
FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED
All attendees, exhibitors, guests, staff, crew, and all others 2-years-old or older must wear masks when inside Anime Frontier’s exhibition halls and panel rooms, and please see the CDC’s recommendations for preferred face coverings. All face coverings must properly cover your nose and mouth. A mesh mask is not an acceptable face covering. A face shield is not an acceptable substitute for a mask. Face coverings can be removed when eating or drinking and by panelists while socially distanced on stage, but face coverings must be worn at all other times at Anime Frontier, including when taking part in any cosplay or celebrity photographs.
COSPLAY MASKS, HELMETS, AND FACE COVERINGS
Cosplay masks and helmets are permitted but approved face coverings must be worn under the cosplay. Upon entry to the building, you may be required to remove your cosplay mask for security and show your approved face covering.
Anime Frontier is a large gathering, and negative COVID tests or vaccinations as well as face coverings are for the health and safety of all participants. We unfortunately cannot make exceptions for individuals.
We ask that all attendees self-evaluate prior to coming to Anime Frontier in order to protect others at the event. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has had COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to the event, please do not enter the convention center. Instead, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These policies are as of August 14, 2022, and they may be updated as new guidance becomes available. As COVID-19 news changes rapidly, we recommend you subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media (Facebook / Instagram / Twitter) to be the first to receive new information. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at email@example.com.