2021 Hangtown Health Protocols
Proof of vaccination:
Proof of full vaccination (two weeks after last dose) for adults 18+ will be required to access the fairgrounds. Minors between 5 and 17 will need to provide proof of negative covid test within 48 hours of entry OR proof of full vaccination (two weeks after last dose). 4 and under no test required.
Masking is required in indoor spaces. We encourage you to spread out as much as possible and use your best judgment on masking in outdoor settings. Outdoors and fresh air are safer, but if you can’t distance, please wear your mask.
Hand sanitizers and hand wash stations will be plentiful around the festival site. We encourage frequent hand washing and sanitizing.
We are changing the configuration of the vendors in the back of the meadow to increase access to the hill facing the stage for more viewing opportunities. In the campground, please be respectful of your neighbors and keep each other safe.
Please check in with medical if you are showing any symptoms (fever, congestion, sore throat, diarrhea) . We will have rapid covid tests available on site. If you are experiencing any symptoms prior to attending, please get tested and/or choose to stay home.
Can I get a refund?
It is our hope, based on projections, that the surge will be over by Hangtown, which would allow us to require either vaccination or testing for entry, but that decision can’t be made until we are closer to the event. Any refund and/or transfer requests due to the vaccination requirement will be considered after a final decision is made about the vaccination policy.
Why can’t you accept a negative covid test in lieu of proof of vaccination for adults?
This is an option that we seriously investigated down to detailed planning on execution, but negative tests are a snapshot in time. With fans on site for up to five days, we were unable to devise a system that would be safe enough for our standards and those of our performers and crews. If the Delta surge abates, this may be revisited.
Why do you accept proof of negative covid test for minors?
Kids under 12 are not eligible for the vaccine. Kids and teens represent a very small portion of the event attendees. Our goal is to be the safest as possible for the most people and not exclude family attendance.
Vaccinated people can spread the virus – so why restrict to vaccinated people only?
Vaccinated people can get COVID and can spread it, but the chances of either happening are dramatically lower when all adults in any gathering are vaccinated, and the consequences much less likely to be severe.