We're so excited to see you at PAX East 2022! Our team is constantly reviewing the PAX East health and safety guidelines in accordance with public health recommendations and in collaboration with other event organizers and venue partners. We will continue to update our protocols for PAX East 2022 as needed. Make sure to continue checking this page for the most up-to-date guidelines!


At PAX East and all PAX events, your health and safety are our top priorities. We’ve implemented guidelines and policies to help support a safe experience. Every attendee, including fans, exhibitors, artists, guests, Enforcers, and staff, are expected to comply with our health and safety requirements, including:


Verification of Vaccination 

At this time, we anticipate that everyone participating in PAX East, including exhibitors, fans, Enforcers and our PAX staff, will need to be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved or authorized by the FDA or WHO against COVID-19 in order to attend and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry.

Details regarding full vaccination status and our verification process will be provided over the next few weeks. We expect to accept proof of vaccination of any vaccine approved or authorized by the FDA or WHO and that guests will be permitted to display proof on a smartphone or present a physical copy of their vaccination card along with a government issued ID reflecting the name on the documentation. 

The following vaccines are approved by the FDA or authorized by the FDA for emergency use*:

  • Pfizer (BioNTech)
  • Moderna
  • J&J (Jansen)

The following vaccines are authorized by the WHO for emergency use*:

  • Oxford – AstraZeneca
  • Sinopharm – BBIBP
  • Sinovac
  • Covishield
  • Covaxin

*This list is current as of December 6, 2021 and may be revised in the future.

Please note that all restrictions and requirements are subject to change. Please refer to our website often for current guidelines.

Face Coverings

Everyone is required to wear an approved face covering while attending PAX East. For more details and requirements about face coverings, please click here.

Please note: Based on current local and venue health guidelines, this policy applies to all attendees, including cosplayers, exhibitors, guests, artists, Enforcers and staff. We will continue to evaluate this policy and post updates as they are available.

Costume and Cosplay: These policies apply to cosplay and costume pieces. Face coverings must be visible at all times. For this reason, headwear and cosplay pieces which cover the face in a manner which does not visibly fit the face covering requirements will not be permitted. We appreciate your understanding.

Increased Sanitization and Hygiene

ReedPop works with each venue to implement sanitization standards. It is the responsibility of everyone to maintain personal hygiene.

Follow All Signage and Direction from Staff

We have adjusted our layout and implemented exhibitor recommendations with capacity management and physical distancing in mind. Please adhere to all signage and direction from all staff. Operational adjustments may occur throughout the event in order to ensure the health and safety of all attendees. 

Follow the Code of Conduct

Please be aware of and respect the personal boundaries of your fellow attendees so that everyone can enjoy their time at PAX East.

PAX East management and partners are committed to upholding the health & safety standards outlined on this page. Additional details about policies and procedures will be posted here as they are made available. 

Thanks in advance for your cooperation, and we hope you enjoy the show!


Please ensure that you have reviewed any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for travel to the United States and for travel to Massachusetts. Visit for more information on Massachusetts’s travel advisories.

Please be advised that a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any event or public space, including PAX East. Prior to purchasing a ticket/badge for and attending PAX East, please ensure you have read the latest CDC Guidelines for Prevention. By attending PAX East, you acknowledge this inherent risk and, as a condition of entering PAX East, you acknowledge, understand and confirm each of the following in accordance with applicable health guidelines:

  • You and/or any Minor over the age of 13 for which you serve as a Guardian will activate your Badge and/or any Minor over the age of 13 for which you serve as a Guardian’s badge prior to entering the Event;

  • You and/or any Minor for which you serve as a Guardian will abide by all PAX East health-and-safety requirements;

  • You and/or any Minor for which you serve as a Guardian are not currently experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19, as identified at, including, but not limited to:

    • Fever or chills

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Headache

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Sore throat

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Diarrhea

  • Prior to attending PAX East you have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine; and

  • You and/or any Minor for which you serve as a Guardian are not under any self-quarantine orders;

  • That you are fully vaccinated, meaning at the time you are attending the Event it has been at least fourteen (14) days since:

    • your second dose in a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine series authorized by the FDA or by the WHO, such as the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines, or

    •  your single dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the FDA or by the WHO, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

All FULLY VACCINATED attendees MUST provide each of the following to Management prior to entry into the Event:

  • a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport; and

  • proof of vaccination directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination (whether a physical copy or on a smartphone) OR through the use of approved verification app.

For purposes of this acknowledgement, a “Minor” means any individual who is under eighteen (18) years of age or has not reached the age of majority as defined by such individual’s jurisdiction of residence, and a “Guardian” means such Minor’s parent or legal guardian or other individual attending PAX East who is over the age of eighteen (18) and acting in loco parentis for such Minor.

Please do not enter PAX East or Pennsylvania Convention Center if you cannot confirm all of the above criteria. If at any point during your time at PAX East you do not meet all of the above criteria, you will be required to isolate and may be relocated or asked to leave Pennsylvania Convention Center at the sole discretion of event management.

Please note: The guidelines in this document are based on information currently available regarding the behavior and characteristics of the COVID-19 virus, public health information and local or state guidelines with respect to large gatherings in any particular community. As more clarity with respect to these variables emerges, it is expected that these guidelines may need to be adjusted accordingly