Twitch changed its mind and will now need masks at TwitchCon

Twitch changed its mind and will now need masks at TwitchCon

Twitch was planning a massive mask-free conference in San Diego in October in the middle of monkeypox and the ongoing danger of COVID-19, but after an uproar from both guests and some of its own streamer partners, the company has opted to demand masks and evidence of vaccination once more.

According to TwitchCon’s updated health measures FAQ, attendees 5 years and older must now wear a snug mask that completely covers the nose and mouth, and must either present proof of at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or a record of a negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours before the event.

The CDC reduced its COVID-19 recommendations yesterday, no longer requiring individuals to keep six feet away from others or to severely confine themselves if they were just exposed to COVID-19.

However, it still states that anyone who has been exposed should wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and be tested after five — and that anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should quarantine for at least five days, wear a mask for at least ten days, and avoid contact with people who could become ill for at least 11 days.

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