Health Measures 

(Updated 9/23/22) All attendees (including exhibitors, guests, staff, streamers, etc.) must verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to attend TwitchCon. Regardless of vaccination status, all attendees will also be required to wear approved face coverings to enter and remain at TwitchCon. We will also have hand sanitizer stations throughout the venue. Please see our Health Measures FAQs below for more information on what constitutes a full vaccination, acceptable proof of a negative test and face coverings.

Vaccination or negative COVID-19 verification will take place at Bayfront Park before you enter TwitchCon. You can not pick up your TwitchCon badge until you have been verified and received the Health (COVID-19) verification wristband. All attendees (including exhibitors, guests, staff, streamers, etc.) must wear their Health (COVID-19) verification wristband at all times while at TwitchCon and the official TwitchCon party.

Health (COVID-19) Verification Wristband

The Health (COVID-19) verification wristbanding location is located outside of the San Diego Convention Center at the Bayfront Front park in front of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Please download our Health (COVID-19) Verification Wristbanding Locations guide, or see below. You may pick up your Health (COVID-19) verification wristband starting Wednesday at noon.

CLEAR Health Pass

To help expedite your wristband verification process and overall experience at TwitchCon, we’ve partnered with CLEAR Health Pass to make your Health (COVID-19) screening easier. Health Pass is a free service on the CLEAR mobile app that allows you to upload your proof of vaccine before arriving at the event OR a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of entry. Use the code “TwitchConSD” to create or update your Health Pass for TwitchCon San Diego. For more information, click here.

CLEAR Health Pass is not required, but will save you time in line! If you choose to not use CLEAR Health Pass, please see the below options in our FAQ on what is accepted to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result.

Meet & Greets

In order to ensure their comfort, Meet and Greet streamers have been given the option to dictate their own safety protocols. This includes handshakes, hugs, and receiving gifts. Once attendees reach the front of the queue, Event staff will clarify what the streamer has chosen for their Health and Safety measures.

Attendees are required to wear their mask while queuing and during photographs. Please respect directions from staff and security in the Meet & Greet area.

We will continue to monitor the health and safety measures along with local authorities and we reserve the right to modify and add health requirements at our sole discretion.

Do you require those attending TwitchCon to be vaccinated against COVID-19?
All ticket holders, exhibitors and staff at TwitchCon will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or show a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test to attend TwitchCon in person this year.
What constitutes “fully vaccinated against COVID-19”?

At this time, “fully vaccinated” means that the first day of your attendance at TwitchCon must be at least 14 days after completion of your primary series of a Center of Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine.  This means that you need to receive your second dose of your COVID-19 vaccine in a 2-dose series or your single-dose COVID-19 vaccine no later than September 22, 2022 to attend the first day of TwitchCon.

Please note that the CDC recommends that people remain up to date with their vaccines, which includes additional doses and/or booster doses. Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html for more information.

How do I verify my COVID-19 vaccination to attend TwitchCon?

Bring one of the following records of your COVID-19 vaccination status when you check-in to receive your TwitchCon badge:

  • “green” TwitchCon 2022 Health Pass via the CLEAR mobile app on your smartphone
  • physical COVID-19 vaccination/immunization card; or
  • digital COVID-19 certificate issued by the Department of Public Health; or 
  • a photo of your COVID-19 vaccination/immunization card

People who were vaccinated in California can get a free digital COVID-19 Vaccination Record at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov

Note you must provide a government issued ID that matches the name on your vaccination record. Those younger than 18 may use a government-issued ID, birth certificate, social security card, school ID, or locally issued ID.

Will you accept a record of a COVID-19 vaccine that is authorized or approved by the national health authority of the country where I got my vaccine but is not U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved or authorized under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)?
Yes. We will accept a record of COVID-19 vaccinations authorized or approved by the national health authority of the country where they were administered. Unless otherwise defined by their national health authority, we will consider attendees fully vaccinated 2 weeks after receiving recommended doses in their primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Will you accept a record of a mixed (heterologous) regime of COVID-19 vaccinations if authorized or approved by the national health authority of the country where I got my vaccine?
Yes. We will accept proof of two doses of different COVID-19 vaccine products if this is authorized or approved by the national health authority of the country where they were administered.
Can I attend TwitchCon with a record of a negative COVID-19 test instead of providing a record of vaccination against COVID-19?
Yes, for adults and children aged 5 and older who are not fully vaccinated. Ticket holders who are attending TwitchCon who choose not to show a record of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are able to attend if the attendee provides a record of a negative COVID-19 test. Acceptable negative test results are limited to third-party laboratory-provided antigen and PCR results conducted no more than 72 hours prior to the start of the event. Self-administered tests will not be accepted.
What date do I need to be tested for COVID-19 to participate in TwitchCon?
An acceptable negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result from a third-party laboratory will need to be taken no more than 72 hours for an antigen test or PCR test prior to check-in on the first day of TwitchCon. Self-administered tests will not be accepted.
How do I provide proof of my COVID-19 negative test result to attend TwitchCon?

We encourage you to download the free CLEAR app on your smartphone and create your Health Pass with the code ‘TwitchConSD’ ahead of the event. New members will be guided through enrollment steps, which will include uploading your proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of entry. Bring one of the following of your negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before you check-in to receive your TwitchCon verification wristband:

Acceptable negative test results are limited to third-party laboratory-provided antigen and PCR results conducted no more than 72 hours prior to the start of the event. Self-administered tests will not be accepted.

The name on your test result must match your government-issued ID. Those younger than 18 may use a government-issued ID, birth certificate, social security card, school ID, or locally issued ID.

Can I request a refund if I am not vaccinated against COVID-19 or cannot provide a record of a negative COVID-19 test?
Full refunds were available until August 19, 2022. We are no longer accepting refund requests.
Are masks required at TwitchCon?
Yes, all TwitchCon attendees, exhibitors, and staff are required to wear an approved face covering in all indoor spaces at TwitchCon, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, fit snugly against the sides of the face, and not have any gaps. Face coverings that are not able to be secured under your chin (bandanas and scarves), neck gaiters, mesh face coverings, face coverings that have exhalation valves or damaged / torn face coverings are not permitted. For security purposes, full-face masks (cosplay or costume masks) and full-face paint are not permitted.
Vaccinations

All badge holders at TwitchCon must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to checking in at the event or provide a record of a negative COVID-19 test. Fully vaccinated is defined by the Centers for Disease Control as 2 weeks after receiving recommended doses in their primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine.

A record of COVID-19 vaccination must be provided at onsite check-in to receive your TwitchCon verification wristband. Acceptable records include the attendee’s physical COVID-19 vaccination/immunization card or digital COVID-19 certificate, COVID-19 vaccine certificate, a photo of the attendee’s COVID-19 vaccination/immunization card or a digital verification of the attendee’s COVID-19 record from a smartphone application. The name on the attendee’s vaccination record must match their government-issued ID.

Testing opt-out
Ticket holders who are attending TwitchCon who choose not to show a record of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are able to attend if the attendee provides a record of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. The name on the attendee’s test record must match their government-issued ID.
Does my child (12 and under) need to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test?
All children aged 5 and older are required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test using the methods listed above.
Hand sanitizing solution
Hand sanitizer will be available throughout TwitchCon.