Painted Desert Fur Con

COVID-19 T-30 Day Update - Final - 11/30/2022

To our Painted Desert Community,


     In order to create and conduct a safe and amazing convention, we will be following the current policies as laid out by the CDC, the state of Arizona, and the city of Phoenix, as well as the policies of the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix with regards to our COVID-19 protocols. To that end, the following policies will be in effect for the convention:


  • You must have a completed primary series of any of the accepted vaccines at least two weeks prior to the convention (the last dose must be administered no later than December 15th, 2022).
  • Booster shot(s) are highly recommended when applicable, but are not required.
  • Masks are highly recommended, but are not required.


     We have chosen to follow CDC and other official guidance in effect at this time, which strongly recommends but does not require masking. Dealers are welcome to have mask required policies for service at their individual tables if they wish (convention produced signage will be provided indicating this requirement). Convention staff will not interfere with their decisions and will require attendees to abide by these requests. We will provide masks at Con-Ops and at Dealer’s Den services for those who require them. We wish to be perfectly clear– there will be ZERO TOLERANCE for any type of mask harassment at con within convention spaces. Violations will be dealt with under the AEIOU Code of Conduct.


     In order to keep everyone updated to any changes in our policies – as well as staying reactive to any changing conditions – there will be policy updates on the following dates before the convention:

  • T-90 Days: October 1st, 2022
  • T-60 Days: October 31st, 2022
  • T-30 Days: November 30th 2022


      After the November 30th update, our policies will not change after that date unless required by government orders.


     If you need clarification about any of these policies, please email: [email protected]


      We thank you for your patience and understanding, and we can’t wait to see you all for an amazing New Year celebration!


– Painted Desert Fur Con