Fur the More 9 (2022) COVID Safety

Everyone at Fur the More is excited to bring you an in-person event Mar 4-6, 2022.  We certainly hope that the state of the world by that time is much better. For now, though, we have to plan for an event that will still be surrounded by the threat of COVID, a very real and very deadly threat to everyone, especially those who choose to remain unvaccinated. Fur the More, with the Approval of the Board of Directors for Mid-Atlantic Anthropomorphic Association, Inc. will be implementing the following requirements for our event.  We know that these requirements will upset some, but we hope everyone will join us in protecting the health and safety of our community.

The following policies will be in effect for Fur the More 9 unless otherwise stated officially on our website:

·       The term “persons attending” includes but is not limited to Attendees, Panelists, performers, vendors, artists, volunteers, staff, and guests. We will be requesting hotel employees also comply with our requirements.

·       All persons attending Fur the More will be required to be fully vaccinated in accordance with the CDC guidelines for their age group.  We will NOT be accepting COVID testing as an alternative to vaccination.  We will release our guidelines for proof of vaccination as soon as possible. At the very least, persons should plan to present their vaccination card or doctor’s vaccination record in order to pick up their badge.

·       All persons attending Fur the More will be required to wear a properly fitting mask (over both nose and chin) at all times within convention spaces, including hallways, lobbies, and the Zoo. A fursuit head does not constitute a mask and therefore a mask must be worn snugly on the face inside the fursuit.

The only exception to mask wearing will be when actively eating or drinking in designated areas.

·       At the event’s discretion and judgement, anyone found to be consistently breaking our mask rule will be provided with a reminder to remain masked at all times.  When this reminder is presented, the persons attendance badge will receive a hole punch in it.  If the attendee has to be reminded again, the event reserves the right to repossess the badge and ask the person to leave the event.

We understand that this policy may be upsetting to some, especially those who for various legitimate medical reasons are unable to  be vaccinated.  Please be assured that we made this difficult decision after long deliberation and discussion.  We will miss you, but would rather see you at our 2023 event than risk your safety.

If you have any questions about these policies, please feel free to email chairs@furthemore.org