Twitch was slated to host a big maskless convention in San Diego this October amid the ongoing threat of monkeypox and COVID-19 — but after including attendees and some of its own streamer collaborations After an outcry, including partners, the platform decided to once again require masks and proof of vaccinations.
“We have been listening to all your feedback and know that many of you – especially those who are immunocompromised and those who support them – would like to take stricter measures health measures to help you feel safe attending TwitchCon San Diego in person,” reads the start of a major update to the company’s blog post, announcing that tickets are on sale.
To attend TwitchCon, participants ages 5 and older are now required to wear a comfortable face covering that fully covers the nose and mouth, and are required to present at least two doses of COVID-19 as per TwitchCon’s updated health measures FAQ, 19 vaccines or a record of a negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours before the event. Can’t handle it for whatever reason? The company offers refunds until August 19.
Hello! I’m excited to share that masks will be required at TwitchCon in San Diego. I look forward to seeing you there 🙂 I want to personally thank @CrevLMTV for creating the user voices that helped lead to this change, and everyone who voted. pic.twitter.com/AkREOdmidO
— Merry Kish ☮️ (@MerryKish) August 12, 2022
Yesterday, the CDC relaxed its COVID-19 guidance and no longer tells people to stay 6 feet away from others if they have only been exposed to COVID-19 or Strict isolation.
However, it still says that anyone who is exposed should wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested after 5 days – and those Actually tested positive for COVID-19 should be quarantined At least
five days, at least
wearing a mask for 10 days and stay away from people who may be sick for at least
Masks, like the pandemic itself, have not gone away.