Health & Safety Policies

Your health and safety is our top priority and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic requires we implement enhanced safety procedures to keep players, fans and staff as safe as possible. 

At CommandFests Indianapolis and Bellevue (Seattle), all participants will be required to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative test and wear a mask in all indoor spaces.

All policies are subject to change, implementation, and interpretation at the full discretion of Pastimes Events and Pastimes Events management.

Vaccination Requirements

Pastimes Events require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test for entry. All participants are required to show proof of completion of full vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO) or a negative PCR/NAAT or antigen test result taken within 72 hours of the start of the show for admission. 

Vaccination Guidelines

“Fully vaccinated” means that the day of your entry to CommandFest Indianapolis or Bellevue (Seattle) must be at least 14 days after completion of your primary series of an FDA or WHO approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine, such as:

  • Second dose of a two dose COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or
  • Single dose of a single dose COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine)

Acceptable methods of proof include:

  • The CDC or WHO COVID-19 vaccination record card received when you were vaccinated
  • A photocopy of the vaccine card (front and back)
  • A photo of the vaccine card (front and back) on a phone or any other electronic device 

In accordance with CDC guidelines, booster shots are not required to be considered fully vaccinated, however, please note that the CDC recommends that people remain up to date with their vaccines, which includes additional doses for individuals who are immunocompromised or booster doses at regular time points.

Negative Test

“Negative PCR/NAAT or antigen test result” means that within 72 hours prior to the start of the show you must have a negative PCR/NAAT or antigen test result. 

There are two types of viral tests that can be used: nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) and antigen tests. Test results must be provided in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy). The documentation must include:

  • Type of test (indicating it is a PCR/NAAT or antigen test)
  • Entity issuing the result (e.g. laboratory, healthcare provider, or telehealth service)
  • Specimen collection date. A negative test result must show the specimen was collected within 72 hours 
  • Information that identifies the person (full name plus at least one other identifier such as date of birth) and matches ID shown
  • Negative test result


For identification verification, your government-issued ID must match the name on your vaccination proof and/or the test results documentation. Those younger than 18 may use a government-issued ID, birth certificate, social security card, school ID, or locally issued ID.

Mask Requirements and Guidelines

Everyone participating in CommandFests Indianapolis and/or Bellevue (Seattle) – including all attendees, vendors, special guests, and event staff — will be required to wear a mask in all indoor spaces unless actively eating or drinking in designated areas.

Masks must cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides without gaps. They can either be manufactured or homemade and should consist of a solid piece of material without slits, exhalation valves, or punctures.

  • Neck gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable.
  • Face shields and/or goggles are not acceptable on their own but can be worn with a face covering that follows the above guidelines.
  • Face coverings or costume/cosplay masks as part of cosplay or a costume are not a replacement for an appropriate mask — the above guidelines must still be met.

All policies are subject to change, implementation, and interpretation at the full discretion of Pastimes Events and Pastimes Events management.

Additional Safety Measures

Here are some of the other measures we are taking to ensure the health and safety of our staff and all of you