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COVID-19 Safety


Testing Resources

As a convention that focuses heavily on our attendees, we have been working hard to make Sakura-Con 2022 the safest event for everyone. Our safety precautions are an ongoing conversation involving our venue, local guidance, and the conditions of the pandemic. Our requirements are subject to change up until the convention.

  • All attendees age 12 and over must either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative test. All attendees ages 6 to 11 must provide proof of a negative test. We will be providing guidance of the timing on negative tests closer to the event. 
  • Vaccination cards and negative test results should match the ID.
  • All attendees age 2 and over must wear facial coverings in convention space, except in designated eating areas while eating or drinking.
  • Facial coverings must completely cover the nose and mouth and must attach to the head with a strap. Facial coverings that are not allowed include (but are not limited to): any masks with an exhalation valve, bandanas, mesh materials, masks with excessive holes or damage, face shields without a mask, and neck gaiters.
  • Facial coverings must be visible. Attendees may not wear a costume such as a head covering that prevents anyone from seeing that the facial covering requirement is being followed.
  • The facial covering requirement applies in all locations in the Washington State Convention Center except designated eating areas while eating or drinking, and in all event rooms and event hallways within the hotels.

Testing Resources

While we encourage everyone to get vaccinated, we know not everyone will be able to do so. To help you find the least expensive way to get tested if you are not able to be vaccinated, we have a list of places that we’ve been told offer testing for free:

This is not a comprehensive list, and more options can be found using the state COVID-19 test locator sites below:

Do you have questions?

We know there will be questions, and we have tried to predict some of those questions below. You can ask questions about anything, even if it doesn’t have to do with this announcement. The world has been ever changing, and we want to make sure everyone has a chance to get updated, stay updated, and be clear on our guidelines going into this year’s event.


Q: I have a headpiece, helmet, or other full head covering as part of my costume. Can I wear this? If not, can I put it on temporarily for photos?

A: You may only wear it if it does not prevent us from seeing that you are following the mask policy. You may wear your headpiece over your properly worn mask for photos but must remove it once the photos have been taken.

Q: Can I take my mask off for photos?

A: There is no exception for photography poses.

Q: What is considered fully vaccinated?

A: To meet the vaccination requirement, you must present proof of having received the final dose of your vaccine (second dose for two-dose vaccines, or single dose for one-dose vaccines) at least two weeks prior to your check-in date.

Q: If the Washington State Convention Center, King County and/or Washington State changes their rules, will that automatically change yours?

A: We are working closely with the Washington State Convention Center and will ensure that we meet or exceed all of their COVID-19 requirements, including making sure that Sakura-Con’s requirements take into account any changes in venue requirements.

If you have other questions, please send them to info@sakuracon.org.

*ANCEA/Sakura-Con can and will not be held responsible for anyone contracting the Covid-19 virus before, during or after our event