by Photo courtesy of San Diego Comic Con via Twitter

San Diego Comic Conventions announced it will be cautious with COVID-19 protocols after returning from a two-year hiatus. 

The organization recently announced its masking protocols for the upcoming convention that runs from July 21 through 24, requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours.

According to Comic-con’s Masks Guidelines, attendees must visibly wear masks that properly and snuggly covers the mouth, and nose, secured under the chin. It is prohibited to wear face coverings that are unable to be secured under the chin, including bandanas or scarves, neck gaiters, mesh face coverings, face coverings that have exhalation valves, or damaged/torn face coverings.

Guests who are unable to comply with mask guidelines will be removed from the convention. 

“Security will be onsite to support adherence to the policy,”  the website reads. 

The organization said that children under 5 years old do not need to wear masks, and asks those who are unable to comply with mask guidelines due to medical concerns to not attend. 

“As the COVID-19 situation continues to be one that is constantly changing, we will continue to assess the evolving public health guidance regarding large gatherings and adapt accordingly. We encourage every individual to make informed decisions about attending our events in the best interest of their own health as well as the health of others,” Comic-con officials said. 

Comic-con officials will continue to update these policies and protocols as needed. Updates will be provided on their website. 

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