We're so excited to see you at PAX Unplugged 2021! Our team is constantly reviewing the PAX Unplugged health and safety guidelines in accordance with public health recommendations and in collaboration with other event organizers and venue partners. We will continue to update our protocols for PAX Unplugged 2021 as needed. Make sure to continue checking this page for the most up-to-date guidelines!
WE’RE EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU BACK TO PAX UNPLUGGED!
At PAX Unplugged and all PAX events, your health and safety are our top priorities. We’ve implemented new guidelines and policies to help support a safe experience. Every attendee, including fans, exhibitors, artists, guests, Enforcers, and staff, are expected to comply with our health and safety requirements, including:
***VACCINATION VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT***
Verification of Vaccination
At this time, we anticipate that everyone participating in PAX Unplugged, including exhibitors, fans, Enforcers and our PAX staff, will need to be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved or authorized by the FDA or WHO against COVID-19 in order to attend and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry.
Details regarding full vaccination status and our verification process will be provided over the next few weeks. We expect to accept proof of vaccination of any vaccine approved or authorized by the FDA or WHO and that guests will be permitted to display proof on a smartphone or present a physical copy of their vaccination card along with a government issued ID reflecting the name on the documentation.
Please note that all restrictions and requirements are subject to change. Please refer to our website often for current guidelines.
Everyone is required to wear an approved face covering while attending PAX Unplugged. For more details and requirements about face coverings, please click here.
Please note: Based on current local and venue health guidelines, this policy applies to all attendees, including cosplayers, exhibitors, guests, artists, Enforcers and staff. We will continue to evaluate this policy and post updates as they are available.
Costume and Cosplay: These policies apply to cosplay and costume pieces. Face coverings must be visible at all times. For this reason, headwear and cosplay pieces which cover the face in a manner which does not visibly fit the face covering requirements will not be permitted. We appreciate your understanding.
Increased Sanitization and Hygiene
ReedPop works with each venue to implement sanitization standards. It is the responsibility of everyone to maintain personal hygiene.
Follow All Signage and Direction from Staff
We have adjusted our layout and implemented exhibitor recommendations with capacity management and physical distancing in mind. Please adhere to all signage and direction from all staff. Operational adjustments may occur throughout the event in order to ensure the health and safety of all attendees.
Follow the Code of Conduct
Please be aware of and respect the personal boundaries of your fellow attendees so that everyone can enjoy their time at PAX Unplugged.
PAX Unplugged management and partners are committed to upholding the health & safety standards outlined on this page. Additional details about policies and procedures will be posted here as they are made available.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation, and we hope you enjoy the show!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Attendees will be asked to show proof of full vaccination on their smartphone or through a physical copy, along with an appropriate ID matching the name on the documentation.
For all attendees, your documentation needs to be directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination, and you can display your proof on your smartphone or present a physical copy.
Anyone 18 years or older must also present a government-issued ID such as driver’s license or passport. Those younger than 18 may use a government-issued ID, birth certificate, social security card, school ID, or locally-issued ID.
“Fully vaccinated” means by the date of the event you are attending must be:
at least 14 days after your second dose of a FDA or WHO approved two dose COVID-19 vaccine, or
at least 14 days after your single dose of a FDA or WHO approved single dose COVID-19 vaccine.
PAX Unplugged will accept valid proof of Full Vaccination with:
Any COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Johnson & Johnson/Jansen
Any COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO)
Any active COVID-19 vaccine used during a U.S.-based clinical trial
All other COVID-19 vaccines, including Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, Covaxin, and Sinopharm-WIBP are not acceptable.
We will also accept mixed COVID-19 vaccine schedules of WHO-authorized vaccines to establish Full Vaccination status.
*This list is current as of September 27, 2021 and may be revised in the future.
ReedPop and PAX Unplugged show management partner closely with all venues, local, state, and federal health authorities to maintain a robust operational plan designed to maximize the health and safety of everyone. These Include:
Verification that all attendees at PAX Unplugged are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
Strict Compliance with Code of Conduct (including Signage and Staff Guidance)
Retention of Exhibitor and Attendee information for contact tracing purposes
Increased Sanitization and Hygiene - trash will be removed from the exhibit halls with greater frequency
Designated entrance and exit points to the event floor
Directional and Distance Markings
Increased staff and security to provide the BEST customer service and information accessibility
The Pennsylvania Convention Center maintains an extensive health & safety plan for all events, including PAX Unplugged. For more information, please click here.
Everyone is expected to fully comply with all health and safety guidelines. Acknowledging the guidelines and agreeing to comply is a requirement of entry (See the Health & Safety Acknowledgement above). PAX Unplugged will have specially designated Safety Ambassadors available to ensure all guidelines are being followed.
PAX Unplugged expects everyone attending PAX Unplugged to adhere to our various policies, including anti-harassment, security screening, and more. Please click here to learn more about the other policies in place at PAX Unplugged.
PAX Unplugged has adopted several exhibitor best practices based on industry standards. By taking advantage of these recommendations, your organization will help ensure a safer experience for all attendees and customers. Please note that these recommendations may be revised and supplemented to ensure compliance with state, local and venue requirements. The Exhibitor Manual will be updated periodically to provide clear guidance on recommendations and requirements for Exhibitors.
Space Layout & Design: Keep physical distancing in mind when creating your booth layout - maximize physical distance between exhibitor staff and visitors to the extent possible
Hand Sanitizer: Ensure availability of hand sanitizer at all booths
Throughput: Control the scale, size and timing of meetings or gatherings within your space; avoid creating crowds
Dividers: Consider including transparent dividers in areas where people will be in close contact
Reduce Contact: Consider touchless (electronic and digital) alternatives to engagement, collateral material and giveaways
Signage: Incorporate signage promoting health and safety best practices
Increased Cleaning: Plan for cleaning of spaces and surfaces throughout the day; regularly sanitize surfaces and items with appropriate