Information and Policies


The Centers for Disease Control recently released an updated guidance system to assist in precautionary planning for COVID-19. As we have stated in our policies and over the duration of this pandemic, Anthro Weekend Utah will always adjust its policies whenever new guidance from the CDC or local health department is issued.

The CDC’s new system refers to “Community Levels”, which issue precaution recommendations based on a particular county’s current case rates and transmission levels. Please read this guidance if you have not.

In order to utilize this new guidance system, AWU’s COVID-19-related policies will be based on the actual county community levels of those attending the convention. To facilitate this, Anthro Weekend Utah has created a system which dynamically aggregates the community transmission levels of all attendees’ counties, thereby creating an “Anthro Weekend Utah community transmission level”- based specifically on the attendees coming to AWU.

AWU’s COVID restriction levels, shown below, will correlate by name to the current AWU community transmission level, which will be publicly posted. These restrictions are based directly on the CDC’s most current COVID precaution recommendations. Because community level can fluctuate, all attendees should come prepared for the highest restrictions.

  • High:
    • Masks must be worn at all times by all attendees age 2+ in convention space.
    • Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required at check-in.
  • Medium:
    • Masks will be optional, but are highly recommended for those at risk for severe illness, or those who have traveled from an area with a high community level. Talk with your healthcare provider if you are unsure.
    • Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required at check-in.
  • Low:
    • Masks will be optional.
    • Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required at check-in.
  • All convention members must sign a Covid Release Form. Links to this form are provided on the registration form to allow for electronic submission and faster check-in. The form can also be completed in-person at convention check-in.
  • You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and present genuine, government-issued proof of said vaccination, OR provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no earlier than July 12, 2022.
    • “Fully vaccinated” means you have received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or have received a one-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Regardless of vaccine type, the complete dose of your vaccine must be received by July 1, 2022- two weeks prior to the start of the convention.
    • LFT, antibody/serology, or any home-based COVID-19 test kit results will not be accepted.
  • Woven, knitted, mesh, or other masks which do not provide a substantial barrier are not permitted.
  • If you feel ill, do not attend, or return home (as applicable).