Katsucon 2024 COVID Guidelines & Policies


Please read below for full rules and requirements:


Katsucon continues to strive to protect and prioritize the safety and health of all our participants. We will be continue to follow the Prince George’s County’s Mandates and Regulations, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations, and industry best practices to ensure a clean and safe environment.

The state of Maryland, Prince George’s County, and the Gaylord National Resort do not currently require the use of masks or proof of vaccination. As such, Katsucon 2024 will not require proof of vaccination or the use of masks to align with the environment around us. However, Katsucon’s staff would like to provide a safe environment for all attendees and offer the following:

  • We highly recommend all participants to be fully vaccinated and obtain any and all boosters, if eligible.
  • We also recommend participants wear masks in all public areas such as restaurants, hallways, and event rooms to reduce exposure to the virus by the wearer.
  • We expect all participants to treat one another with respect for an individual’s choice with regard to masking.
  • Please be aware that some Guests may have limited close contact with attendees and may request masks for participation and interaction. These preferences are at the Guest’s discretion.
  • Our vendors and the venue will continue to encourage cashless payment options to minimize physical contact.
  • We encourage all participants to follow the CDC’s guidelines on when and how to wash your hands during the event. Sanitizing stations will be also present throughout the venue space.

We will continue to monitor the situation as the State of Maryland and the Nation move forward in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will look to State and Local governments, as well as our venue, on requirements and guidance and update our policy accordingly. We highly encourage you to revisit this page multiple times throughout the year, especially just before our event to have the most up to date guidelines.

**Per the CDC: “Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. There is no way to ensure zero risks of infection. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. In general, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. If you decide to engage in public activities, continue to protect yourself by practicing everyday preventive actions.” Additionally, the CDC states that, “older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19 illness.”

By attending Katsucon, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.