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Last Updated: May 17, 2022

We’ve taken proactive steps to implement health & safety requirements to help support a safe and comfortable experience.  Please check this page often for the most up-to-date information. Please be advised these policies are subject to change based on the evolving nature of the pandemic.

Our policies are based on current CDC Guidelines and align with the requirements of the Donald E. Stephens Conventions Center and state and local health authorities regarding large indoor events. Currently, verification of vaccination or proof of negative test are not required for admission to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center or Anime Central. We will continue to monitor the requirements and guidance from state and local health departments.

Health and Safety Acknowledgement

Be advised that a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any event or public space, including Anime Central. If you choose to attend Anime Central, you acknowledge this inherent risk on behalf of yourself and/or any Minor for which you serve as Guardian, and, as a condition of entering Anime Central.

Additionally, each attendee must acknowledge and attest to the following before entering Anime Central:

  • That you are not experiencing any of the following symptoms as identified by the CDC:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • If you have been in contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 symptoms without completing a quarantine as recommended by the CDC.

Do not enter Anime Central or any of the event’s venues if you cannot confirm all of the above criteria. If at any point during your time at the event you do not meet all of the above criteria, you will be asked to leave the venue at the sole discretion of Anime Central management.

Face Coverings Required in Select Areas

In our recent vaccine and mask policy change announcement, we stated that face coverings may be required in some areas of Anime Central or at the request of our guests of honor at their events. We’ve received a lot of feedback for clarification on which areas and events will require a face covering and which do not. Face coverings will be required to enter:

  • All guest and panelist events
  • The Dances
  • The Exhibit Hall
  • The Artist Alley
  • The Gaming and Entertainment Hall

We strongly recommend wearing masks in all lobbies, hallways, public spaces, and restrooms. Our team will continue to do the best we can to help enforce this in our spaces, we ask that you also join in in masking even where it’s not required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a refund or roll my membership over to next year if I cannot attend due to illness or COVID-19?

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds or roll over your membership for another year.