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PAX West to require COVID-19 vaccination proof

All show attendees to adhere to new health and safety guidelines

Today PAX West has announced that it will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Previously, the organizers said they were working with venue officials, local governments, and health authorities and would release “detailed health and safety guidelines” ahead of the event. These details are now available.

"Prior to entry we will now require proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination series or a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test, each to be verified with a valid, government issued ID," the organizers said in a statement.

"While we let the community know the health and safety guidelines could evolve, we wanted to get it right and we feel confident that verification of fully vaccination or negative test, along with continued face covering requirements for everyone, will create an environment that promotes the wellbeing of our PAX community."

Organizers said that it is committed to health and safety "including reduced capacity and mandatory face coverings to be worn at all times by attendees, exhibitors, staff, and Enforcers."

Today's announcement follows the news that PAX West would return as an in-person event in September following last year's cancellation.

Earlier in the year PAX East 2021 was cancelled in March and replaced with a digital event in July instead.

Past West will take place between September 3 and September 6 at the Washington State Convention Centre, Seattle.

PAX West is operated by ReedPop, the parent company of GamesIndustry.biz.

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