What are Covid-19 Rules at the Convention?
The event is limited to FFRF members and their guests who are fully vaccinated* for Covid-19. Please be sure to indicate on the registration form whether you have been vaccinated. FFRF reserves the right to request proof of vaccination. *Only exception: If you are under a physician’s explicit instructions not to be vaccinated for Covid-19 due to health/immunity issues.
The great news is that atheists as a group in the United States are the most likely and willing to be vaccinated. We fully expect the event to reach “herd immunity.” FFRF staff members are fully vaccinated. Please note that the Boston Plaza Hotel is adhering to all federal, state and local guidelines and does not at this time require its staff to be vaccinated. It currently does require them to be masked. The hotel has indicated it will follow whatever protocol, as yet unknown, is required by the government at the time of FFRF’s convention.
Although FFRF will not require masking for vaccinated individuals, unless CDC, Massachusetts or Boston rules change and require them, convention participants of course are free to wear masks. FFRF will be offering its popular masks, with the slogans “FFRF,” “Science is Golden” and “In Science I Trust,” at no cost during the convention. The conference room will be set up for about 800 seats in the usual theater format, which does not allow for social distancing. However, FFRF will inform participants of any requirements requested by authors during book signings, such as masking or social distancing.