I do think it is a big deal if you are able to step out of the exhibit halls into the hallway and remove your mask for a time. It is going to make it more tolerable to some people and it is going to make others choose not to attend. Already some people must be canceling because downtown hotels are opening up not only on the portal but direct booking as well.
I think the policy should have been anywhere in the ICC just to keep them out (not for covid but just prior drunk harassing behavior) but because its public they cant be excluded. Or required to mask and badge.
You're not required to have a badge entering the ICC until you go into the exhibit hall, event rooms, etc. It seems relatively clear to me.
Any sort of confrontation with City Hall (or the Governor's Office) over that wouldn't end well.
Besides with Gencon using Lucas Oil Field we know there won't be any Colts games during Gencon unless a reschedule has to occur again. And if a reschedule does occur and there is a home game during Gencon weekend again, everyone can get over themselves and tolerate each other.
Besides how many more times do you really expect there to be mask mandates? There are more and more events not worrying with it anymore. Near as I have been able to determine Gencon is the only mask mandated thing in the city. The Airport and public transportation systems went mask optional in April. It has been noted Popcon was mask optional at the ICC a couple of weeks ago.
Clearing up the ID required for entry inquiry...and other things.
We are not requiring ID for people under the age of 18 to receive a vaccination wrist band. They will need a vaccination card.
Wrist Bands are made of plastic. If you lose yours or remove it you will need to go back to a station and show your ID and card again to get one.
When you bought your badge originally has no bearing on our policies now. There is no grandfather clause.
If you are inquiring about a medical or religious exception please contact [email protected] for instructions about those.
Wrist Band and mask to attend.
No more on this topic. Let's keep this channel clear.
@mikeboozer, thank you for the clarifications!