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San Diego Comic-Con telling attendees to mask up this year

Comic-Con happens July 21-24
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2020 Comic-Con canceled amid coronavirus pandemic
Posted at 11:41 AM, May 06, 2022

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Comic-Con will be here before we know it, and while we’re all still waiting on the full guest list and panel topics, Comic-Con International has shared this year’s Covid-19 protocols.

While majority of California has lifted their indoor mask mandates, those attending Comic-Con will be required to wear approved face coverings throughout the convention, according to their website.

These guidelines apply to all at Comic-Con, including attendees, exhibitors, press, professional, staff, volunteers, and cosplayers. The only exception is children under the age of 5.

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The organization said ticket holders with medical concerns who say they are unable to wear a mask are asked to not attend the event this year.

You can find more information on what qualifies as a face mask and what does not on CCI's site.

Additionally, all attending will need to show proof of vaccination status or be able to show a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours. Similar protocols were put in place last November during "Comic-Con Special Edition" which was a three-day event on Thanksgiving weekend.

"We are excited to gather again after such a long hiatus. But we want to be sure everyone who attends is as safe as possible," the organization stated on its website.

After two years, Comic-Con fully returns in-person to the Convention Center on July 21-24. According to their website, the event is "technically sold out" as many attendees opted to toll their badges from the canceled 2020 event to 2022.