The board of directors of Area 1 recently approved a policy to address the guidelines that will be followed at Area 1 events regarding COVID-19 vaccination and masking. The complete policy is published here.  It may also be viewed at any time at this link: Area 1 COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Note that this does not affect Winter Workshop in January 2022, but does affect all subsequent sponsored events. 


(Updated 9/11/2022)


To ensure that Area 1 sponsored events are as safe as possible from the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we require all participants to wear a mask at all public indoor venues, regardless of their current vaccination status. Participants will be asked to complete a health evaluation survey within 24 hours of the day of the event.


Audience members will also be strongly encouraged to wear a mask at all indoor venues.

The Area 1 board will revisit this policy and amend it as circumstances change and as required by venue.


By attending/participating, you acknowledge and fully understand the nature and extent of the risk related to the COVID-19 virus and other contagious diseases and agree to attend this event at your own risk. You expressly acknowledge that COVID-19 is highly contagious, and infection can result in death, the risk of infection and transmission are higher in indoor facilities, there are no safety precautions that totally eliminate the risk of contracting COVID-19, and individuals with various underlying medical conditions may experience worse outcomes.

NOTE: Where state, local and/or venue policies vary from the Area 1 policy, the more strict policy will be in effect.