COVID-19 NOTICE: We will be requiring either proof of vaccination or a negative test result. Masks required. Read more

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

UPDATE 9/29/2021:

It seems there are still some pandemic policy questions regarding Tekko 2021. Our apologies for allowing any misunderstanding. We want to be very clear by saying yes, masks will be required and yes, vaccination OR a negative test within 72 hours of attending will be required.

There are questions still to be answered about how this is managed, so please continue to be patient with us while these details are finalized. At the very least we will be asking for vaccination cards or test result documents, but we are hopeful there is a more efficient and accurate way to facilitate this.

We realize some will be uncomfortable with this, but we do agree with many that it is what is safest for the community. If this causes you to be unable to attend, you can:

◼️ Transfer your ticket to another attendee via our self-service portal .

◼️ Request to have the ticket transferred to July next year through this form .

◼️ Any other requests or concerns contact the registration team directly at [email protected] .

Thank you,

PittJCS

Dear Tekko Faithful,

There have been a lot of questions about mask protocols and vaccine requirements for Tekko 2021. Our goal has been to make the most educated decision based upon the most current information. We have received your feedback and would like to thank our community for their continued patience as we determined how to implement the safest path forward. Below is some of the information currently available.

We support and encourage everyone to get the vaccine. State level updates about vaccine protocols are being made every month. In the last week, Pennsylvania released vaccinated vs unvaccinated metrics. This information shows a very strong argument for getting the vaccine and may impact future state decisions. Again, we strongly encourage you to get it if you have not. As far as required vaccination goes, we are finding it challenging to implement such a requirement. We have been and are still vetting services that are able to track and verify vaccination and testing status. However, the options we have seen so far are expensive (i.e. $10,000+), only apply to those 18 and over, and/or require multiple forms of ID, limiting the scope for implementation. We are very open to suggestions if anyone has worked with a better solution.

Masks will be required regardless of vaccination status. This was always our intention, however, we are working to provide more complete information. Our venue offers ceiling height and ventilation that may provide some limited mask-free areas. We just received an updated 40-page document from our venue, detailing the information that will allow us to finalize these decisions. Please give us some time to digest this updated information and determine how this information will impact our layout.

We very much appreciate the patience many have shown. We truly cannot thank you all enough for your continued support. If you have specific concerns, please email [email protected] .

Thank you,

PittJCS