Mask Requirement for TwitchCon
After the surge of COVID cases after TwitchCon EU it was incredibly surprising to see the lack of mask policy for the event and makes many of us incredibly concerned about TwitchCon NA. Many other cons that have gone without a mask policy have only exacerbated the COVID cases where cons like PAX East, West etc have had much lower cases by having a strict mask policy.
We hear you and take these concerns seriously. In response to all of your feedback, we are updating our TwitchCon policies to require masks, as well as either proof of vaccination or a negative covid test. We will continue to review our health and safety guidelines along with local authorities in order to keep our community safe IRL at TwitchCon San Diego. Thank you for making your voice heard. More info is available here.
It’s become standard practice to have masks required, vaccine card checks and/or proof of negative COVID tests, please consider incorporating some level of protection for this event.
So many people have already invested so much time and money to be able to attend this convention and are having to reconsider because of the lack of covid safety. If twitch wants people to come to their convention they should seriously reconsider their choice to not require masks or vaccines.
Almost seems like Twitch doesn't want people to come. I won't be going unless policy is changed.
Please require masks and/or vaccination.
Not attending, but to counter the corporate-media-driven hysteria reflected by many of the commentators: I am glad that that Twitch is respecting the liberty of the individual to make his own decision about his safety, rather than forcing certain behaviour like our authoritarian governments have.
San Diego Comic Con ended up with little to no infections, and had masks required, vaccine card checks and proof of negative COVID tests, please do the same Twitch.
Hey Twitch, there are some deadly viruses out there and masking helps mitigate their transmission. Do the right thing. Require vax status while you're at it. If money is all that matters to you, ya can't profit off the dead. Thanks.
Love how again I have to remind people that we are still in a pandemic. Honestly this isn't making them look any better with the trolls commenting about how we should stay home if we're scared. Let's not forget how Anime Expo was handled in the same state and location, with it PACKED full of people. It's so risky not to have ANY KIND of protocols with two very very very contagious deceases.
I thought they'd at the very least do vaccination requirements, but without that I definitely don't feel safe. I will wear a mask regardless, but yeah. I'll pass this year. It's also actions like this that make me want to migrate to YouTube.
This shouldn't be something that even needs discussing. Large events like Twitch Con always lead to a Covid surge- which can at least be reduced by requiring masks and vaccination status to attend. It's not that hard.
Hey ontop of the present issues with SARS CoV-2 we have a new public health outbreak issue of Orthopox that was declared in SD California, as well as other parts of the USA.
Orthopox (Monkeypox is a part of the genus) is capable of being transmitted via aerosolized particles.
The virus spreads from mammal to mammal, not just humans.
Even if vaccinated (only 1 million monkeypox vaccines ever produced to date)
you can become locally infected where abrasion of the skin occurs with an infected host.
This virus does not discriminate, will infect ANYONE and is most certainly NOT an STI/STD.
There is no known treatment once infected.
Twitch, what the literal **** are you thinking here?
You're telling me that SDCC can follow the current guidance and come up with the exact OPPOSITE rules on masking/vaxing?
DO BETTER Twitch.
why wouldnt you enforce it? you literally will put everyone life at risk. security, vendors, streamers, guests and staff. then they can take that home to their kids, take it to work. possibly more people sick.. and with cali being in a state of emergency from monkeypox its not good. look at how bad twitch con in Amsterdam went... look at how many people got covid.
if people get upset at being forced to wear a mask, and they know they are sick not feeling well. will you help us with the damage ? or is our lives a calculated risk for money? i know you said you guys are following the "guidelines" and strongly recommend it but... i think you need to go up and beyond that cause if you leave wiggle room, cause the only way for the pandemic to get better is if we all work on it together. but we know covid will unlikely never go away. or its going to take YEARS.
so i guess ways to improve twitchcon in cali.
proof of vaccine/negative test
offer bottles of hand sanitizer cause we all know there will be a lot of contact..
have a plan so that if people are sick they can have help in some way or form.
People, if you go. please be safe, be smart, even if you don't feel sick, when you get home do a test.
Twitch, you're gross for this...
Don't just take our word for it; take TC EU's. No one wants to attend a(nother) superspreader event.
The pandemic is still happening and it's incredibly irresponsible not to mention dangerous to not have mask and vaccine mandates. The lack of concern or care for the wellbeing of so many people is not surprising on Twitch's part, but it's forever disappointing. People have died from this, are dying from this, and it's quite telling the silence that is coming from Twitch as many of us have stated that this is dangerous to so many people.
It’s a terrible idea to remove mask and vaccine mandates, especially with the monkeypox pandemic happening right now. People who are immunocompromised, or anyone that’s vulnerable of covid, can and will have their health be put at risk as a result of this.
So uh, as someone who got COVID a couple weeks ago (mind you I am fully vaxed and boosted) can you guys at LEAST have the decency of having some basic protections (like Mask requirements while indoors), not to mention the Monkeypox pandemic that is happening RIGHT now as well
Candren Nakamura (ENVtuber)
For an event like this, requiring masks should be a minimum standard. Proof of vaccine/negative test for those that can't be vaccinated should be considered as well.