ReedPop confirmed that PAX West 2021 would beryllium an in-person lawsuit this twelvemonth pursuing a twelvemonth of lockdowns and digital-only conventions. At first, immoderate expressed excitement implicit the instrumentality astatine immoderate semblance of normalcy, that was until it was revealed that the information precautions being implemented were the bare minimum astatine best. Following respective notable outlets withdrawing attendance and the assemblage arsenic a full responding to the PAX announcement, a fewer changes person been made to the requirements for entry: attendees indispensable either beryllium afloat vaccinated oregon amusement caller impervious of antagonistic trial results for COVID-19.
"Throughout the year, the PAX squad has been actively moving to enactment a harmless situation for our PAX West visitors," ReedPop tells Game Informer. "We are pleased to denote that, successful enactment with the recommendations of authorities and section nationalist wellness authorities, we volition beryllium implementing a vaccination oregon antagonistic COVID-19 trial request for everyone astatine PAX West. We admit your patience arsenic we worked with our venue and the authorities to make our broad plan."
Following the aforementioned recommendations, the caller program includes impervious of caller antagonistic trial results with a COVID-19 PCR oregon antigen test or status of being afloat vaccinated. Additionally, attendees volition request to proviso a valid authorities ID arsenic impervious of person.
Regarding the archetypal backlash, ReedPop had this to say:
"When PAX West 2021 badges were announced, the PAX Team decided to pass what we could perpetrate to astatine that time, alternatively than what we were moving toward. While we fto the assemblage cognize the health and information guidelines could evolve, we wanted to get it right, and we consciousness assured that verification of afloat vaccination oregon antagonistic test, on with continued face-covering requirements for everyone, volition make an situation that promotes the wellbeing of our PAX community."
In summation to the updated information guidelines, ReedPop besides reinforced that further measures are to beryllium taken, including reduced capableness and mandatory masks to beryllium worn astatine each times. This applies to attendees, exhibitors, staff, and Enforcers. To larn more, consciousness escaped to cheque retired the authoritative PAX West tract here. To hunt for a vaccine halfway adjacent you, this resource has been adjuvant successful the past.