Furry Migration 2021 Covid Safety

Furry Migration 2021 is over!
You can view what we previously did for 2021 with the hopes we don’t have to take these steps in 2022!

We’re sure there are questions about hosting Furry Migration 2021 at the end of a pandemic.  The safety of our attendees and staff will always remain our first priority, and this year will see changes from pre-pandemic years.

Please read the information below regarding Covid-19 guidelines.

  • This page will be updated with the most up to date information publicly available.  Last update: Aug 23rd 2021

Will you be requiring vaccination proof to attend?

We have elected to require either the original vaccination card provided by the CDC, a report from a state sponsored organization showing the date(s) of vaccination, OR a negative clinical test result for Covid-19 dated after September 7th to attend Furry Migration 2021. This decision has been not been made lightly and we hope all will respect this rule. Violators will not be tolerated.

What is required:
An original vaccination card provided by the CDC or a report from a state sponsored organization or a formal letter from a doctor that will show both doses of a 2-dose vaccine with the second dose being received on or before 08/27/2021 (2 weeks prior) or a 1-dose vaccine being received on or before the same date.

Or

A valid COVID-19 test showing a negative result, the sample for which must have been taken after September 7th.

And

A photo ID that matches the name on the vaccination or negative test result.

Photos that clearly show the name and date of the shot(s) will also be accepted.

For any questions regarding this policy please reach out to us at chair@furrymigration.org

Will you be requiring masks to be worn at Furry Migration?

With the rising spread of the Covid-19 Delta variant Furry Migration 2021 will require properly wearing a facemask for everyone in convention space.  This includes staff, volunteers, attendees and fursuiters.  Short periods to get a drink of water or to eat are permitted as long as you are unmasked for a brief period of time.

Fursuiters that do not have a balaclava or similar covering over their nose and mouth must wear a cloth mask under their fursuit head.

If you are caught without a mask in convention space your badge will be clipped and provided a disposable mask.  If you are caught again without a mask in convention space you will be removed from convention space and not allowed to return for the rest of the convention.

If you have asthma or a related medical condition you can remove your mask if you have a medical episode.  Once the episode is finished we ask you to wear the mask again.  Feel free to reach out to a staffer or wandering host if you need assistance.

Those interested in performing in the dance competition will be recieveing instructions during the preliminaries.

More details on proper masks and mask wearing can be found in the link below:

CDC Guidelines for mask wearing

Let’s all mask up in 2021 so we can hopefully make 2022 normal!

I’m not feeling well, but I really, really want to attend!

For the safety of everyone, we would request if you are feeling ill before Furry Migration 2021 to please consider not attending for your safety and the safety of others.  We want to limit the spread of Covid-19 and other illnesses to our attendees, staff and other communities both near and far.

For those who registered and become ill 5 days before the convention we can provide a refund for 2021.  If you fall ill after the 5 day refund period we can roll your registration to 2022. If you do fall ill, please contact the registration department at registration@furrymigration.org for refund procedures, and please get better soon!

If you fall ill at the convention we ask you to notify your roommates and isolate from others.  Please be a good neighbor to those in your room and at the convention.

What are some things I can do to prevent spread?

We recommend following basic good practices before, during and after Furry Migration to prevent spreading any illness.  Some simple steps to prevent spread are as follows:

  • Wear a mask when around others.
  • Carry and use hand sanitizer after touching common surfaces.
  • Keep a polite distance from others who have traveled.
  • Cough / Sneeze into a mask, handkerchief or your arm to prevent spread of droplets.
  • Practice good hygiene.

By following these simple steps we can stop the further spread of Covid-19.

What is Furry Migration doing to prevent the spread of Covid-19?

We have been keeping a close eye on local, state and federal rules and guidelines in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Our policies are being constantly reviewed and any changes will be communicated to you all as they are made. In response we have made the following changes:

  • Worked with the hotel to provide safe seating arrangements for events and panels.
  • Provided a larger fursuit lounge to manage safe distancing.
  • Requiring everyone attending Furry Migration to vaccinate or get a recent test.
  • Required the wearing of masks when in convention space.
  • Cashless at the door registration to minimize contact points.

In Conclusion

The rules and regulations above are not foolproof but following them will increase the chances of having a great time without falling ill.  We wish everyone a safe and healthy present and future!

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Furry Migration needs staff and volunteers to help create the convention!

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