The health and safety of all visitors to CombatCon remains our top priority. We are constantly monitoring government mandates, as well as local and venue guidelines and public health announcements. As information pertaining to the virus continues to develop, we will adjust our approach as needed to ensure a coordinated effort and a safe environment for all attendees.
CombatCon will not require proof of vaccination to participate in person. Local health authorities do not require proof of vaccination to enter indoor locations. While vaccinations (and boosters) are strongly recommended as they decrease the risk of severe illness, they are significantly less effective at preventing infection from newer SARS-CoV-2 variants like Omicron and even mildly symptomatic vaccinated persons can spread COVID. As vaccination doesn’t significantly decrease the risk of spreading infection for current variants, CombatCon will not require proof of vaccine.
CombatCon is recommending but not requiring masks. Depending on COVID trends, this may change. While we recognize that masks are effective at preventing the spread of COVID, we also recognize that they are not mandatory in Las Vegas or the Flamingo and many participants will be mingling outside of the convention at restaurants, bars, and hotel rooms without masks. At this time we will let everyone make their own decision about masks and ask everyone to BE RESPECTFUL of other participants’ space, comfort level, and decisions. The Anti-Harassment Policy will extend to this.
Please note, masks may still be required on public transportation, including buses, taxis and ride share services, so please plan accordingly.
We will not require COVID testing before or during the event. Persons are contagious with COVID up to 48 hours before symptom onset. Rapid antigen testing typically will not demonstrate a positive test until more than 24 hours from symptom onset. PCR testing is considerably more accurate, but due to cost and delays in receiving test results (72+ hrs) it is not a viable option.
Persons who are experiencing cough, congestion, headache, fever, and other cold symptoms should not enter the convention floor.
Please remember: tickets are non-refundable, even in the event of changes to our pandemic requirements.