Friends, with our 4th annual Atlanta Steampunk Exposition – “Steampunk Atlantis” – three weeks away, and along with it all the warmth of the fellowship, fun, and frivolity you have come to expect from your dear friends at Atlanta Steampunk Expo, we wanted to take a moment to talk about everything we are doing to provide a comfortable atmosphere for all of our guests, volunteers, and attendees.
We have been closely monitoring COVID statistics throughout the southeast, particularly the current Omicron variant that has been moving through our communities following the 2021 holiday season. This variant spreads quickly and seems to present as a cold among the vaccinated. What does this mean for this year’s Expo?
We have been following the release of the most current statistics and recommendations, as well as getting feedback from other similar events, and we are confident in moving forward with a safe and wonderful event. We believe the drop in new cases will continue, and are furthermore taking the following precautions:
We require the wearing of masks when indoors and in common areas at all times, unless seated to eat or drink.
We require proof of negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of registration for all of our guests, staff, vendors and attendees.
Proof of vaccination and booster cards are still encouraged and appreciated, but given the number of breakthrough cases with this new variant we request a negative COVID test be presented as well regardless of vaccination status, along with your state-issued ID.
We appreciate your kind consideration for your fellow attendees in taking this step to ensure we all have a good time, particularly as this will be the first time we’ll be seeing many of our dear friends in over 2 years.
What else is ASE doing to make these updates easy for everyone?
We are excited to be working with Global 7 Diagnostics to provide on-site COVID testing for all in attendance! Our on-site COVID testing will be available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and is free through your insurance provider or the government-funded Cares Act program.
We hope you will all take advantage of this extra provision to keep the Exposition as safe and as welcoming for everyone as it can be. Please visit our full list of COVID protocols for more information.