We are utilizing guidance from the CDC, the California Department of Public Health, and safe meeting protocols currently being recommended by meetings industry leaders to determine our best practices for healthy meetings. This page will be updated as necessary.
The CDC recommends that people who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19, and anyone in a high-risk group for Covid-19, should not attend large group gatherings or engage in nonessential travel at this time. Likewise, if you are feeling sick or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with Covid-19, please stay home. Convention registration fees are fully refundable in cases of illness or quarantine.
Current CDC guidance states that fully vaccinated people "can participate in many of the activities that you did before the pandemic." However, wearing a mask indoors is currently strongly recommended under California public health orders, even for fully vaccinated people in order to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to help protect others who have not been vaccinated or who have weakened immune systems. You can read more about current recommendations for people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 on the CDC website.
Currently, the California Department of Public Health has lifted most Covid-related restrictions as of June 2022. However, masks are strongly recommended for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in most indoor settings and businesses, such as hotels and conventions like the Mystical Minds convention. Proof of vaccination is not required at gatherings that aren't in the "mega event" category (our event is not a mega event). Understand that requirements may change at any time, and that we will will ultimately follow the requirements and requests of the host hotel in addition to any guidelines issued by the CDC, CDPH, or local or county health departments.
All attendees, staff, and presenters at Mystical Minds will be expected to follow any federal, state, or local health ordinances or regulations that are in place at the time of the convention. Understand that policies can change very quickly. In the case of unforseen future restrictions that inhibit our gatherings, the price of your convention registration will be fully refunded.
For any further questions about our Safe Meetings protocals, please email firstname.lastname@example.org