The Tethered Together Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

As we look to the future, we are optimistic that with proper health and safety precautions, this will be our most magical event yet. We have a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for our guests and feel strongly that this is appropriate for a gathering of our size and the only ethical choice we can make. Part of being a community is having standards, and basic respect and care for your fellow con-goers is a standard that is not up for debate for us.

2024 Event Attendees will be emailed an invitation to fill out their Covid-19 vaccination information ahead of the event. The more of us that do this, the easier registration will be for everyone. If you do not see that email, please check your spam folders or, for gmail users, your promotions tab. 

All exceptions to our vaccination policy MUST be documented and MUST be pre-cleared and will not be accepted at the door. This needs to be done on our attendee form or by contacting [email protected] by 2/20/2024. 

If you don’t meet the requirements below and do not have a valid exemption, regardless of your age you are NOT fully vaccinated and up to date and will not be allowed to attend our event for the health and safety of all of us. There are some folks at higher risk of serious illness during this time and we have to choose to protect the health of those folks with every tool we have.

Why are we doing this? Scientific data to date shows clearly that folks have the best outcomes facing current prevailing Covid-19 strain best when up to date on their Covid vaccinations. Immunity wanes over time, and we believe requiring Covid-19 vaccination is one part of gathering responsibly during this time but it is not the only part. 

We require all of our attendees, presenters, staff, vendors and volunteers to be up to date with their Covid-19 vaccinations using United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention definitions and standards. Please see this link for more information on what “fully vaccinated” and “up to date” means to us:

In short, most of us should have completed our initial vaccination series and received the 2023-2024 Covid-19 booster in addition to one or more other boosters.

If your most recent booster was not the 2023-2024 booster released September 2023, you will need to go get that in order to attend the event. 

Anybody who has gotten the 2023-2024 COVID-19 booster is good to go! 

Here is the information we are using from the United States Center for Disease Control to determine who is eligible for a booster:


We would like to remind you that you verified that you would be by our event date before purchasing your ticket. If your circumstances have changed, we are able to defer your admission until 2025. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to do so.

If you are planning to get vaccinated (and we hope you are because our party is great and your health is too):

  1.  A single dose of any of the  2023-2024 Covid-19 vaccines given two weeks before our event’s start date gets you covered for our purposes.
  2. If you have completed your initial series of vaccinations less than two months ago, a booster is NOT required.
  3. If you got vaccinated but your initial vaccine series was more than two months ago, you will need a booster. We prefer the single dose 2023-2024 one but any your doctor would suggest would be sufficient.
  1. Presuming you have your documentation in order, you are all set to attend our event. Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and your fellow attendees healthy!

You will need to get the Covid-19 vaccine released in September of 2023 in order to attend our event.

  1. In one common scenario, your most recent booster was NOT the Fall 2023-2024 one AND was more than two months ago and you are eligible for the 2023-2024 Covid-19 vaccine and you will need to get that in order to attend our event.
  2. In another common scenario, it has been two months since your initial vaccination series and you have not received a booster at all yet. You will need a 2023-2024 booster to attend.