COVID-19 and Health Policy

Las Vegas Fur Con 2023 is scheduled for April 14th-16th of 2023. At this time of writing, this is far enough in the future (far enough our state Governor and laws could change) that the convention does not have a concrete policy regarding COVID-19.

LVFC prioritizes attendee safety above all else, however, and so it should be assumed the convention will have some kind of restrictions in place. The convention is following caseloads and CDC recommendations and will announce a formal policy closer to the convention; all attendees will be given the option of a refund or rollover if they are uncomfortable with the final policy. The policy will also be announced with enough time to change or cancel travel plans such as plane tickets.

The convention intends to provide masks and hand sanitizer for the safety of attendees regardless of COVID policy. Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, conventions were places where people gathered from all over and could possibly spread diseases, colloquially known as “con crud.” Masking helps slow the spread of many respiratory diseases besides COVID-19, while frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer use reduces the risk of contact-based illnesses; a doorknob or a friend’s fursuit has potentially been touched by hundreds or even thousands of people with how pathogens spread.

Las Vegas Fur Con 2023 is scheduled for April 14th-16th of 2023. At this time of writing, this is far enough in the future (far enough our state Governor and laws could change) that the convention does not have a concrete policy regarding COVID-19.

LVFC prioritizes attendee safety above all else, however, and so it should be assumed the convention will have some kind of restrictions in place. The convention is following caseloads and CDC recommendations and will announce a formal policy closer to the convention; all attendees will
be given the option of a refund or rollover if they are uncomfortable with the final policy. The policy will also be announced with enough time to change or cancel travel plans such as plane tickets.

The convention intends to provide masks and hand sanitizer for the safety of attendees regardless of COVID policy. Long before
the COVID-19 pandemic, conventions were places where people gathered from all over and could possibly spread diseases, colloquially known as “con crud.” Masking helps slow the spread of many respiratory diseases besides COVID-19, while frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer use reduces the risk of contact-based illnesses; a doorknob or a friend’s fursuit has potentially been touched by hundreds or even thousands of people with how pathogens spread.