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.
HMA AREA 1 COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY
PARTICIPANTS & AUDIENCE
Area 1 no longer requires masking for our events for participants or audience members.
All participants and audience members at Area 1 events are strongly encouraged to wear a mask in indoor venues, regardless of their vaccination status. 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.