Updated May 25, 2022

With the evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation, a lot is changing quickly. We are constantly looking at the published guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities and government and trying to make decisions that can accommodate all of our customers and promote a safe gathering. We will continue to assess our health and safety policies leading up to the event and keep you updated on our website, however, at this time, we do not anticipate a change to our requirement of full vaccination and approved face coverings for all participants.


Every participant, including attendees, exhibitors, guests and staff, are expected to comply with the health & safety requirements, including, but not limited to:


PAX West requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination 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) for admission. Please refer to our FAQ for details regarding our vaccination requirements.


Everyone must wear an approved face covering at all times while inside the venue and while attending PAX West. For more details on approved face coverings, please click here.


All participants are asked to review and confirm they are able to comply with the Health & Safety Acknowledgement prior to entering PAX West, including ensuring that they are not currently experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone who is not feeling well or begins to experience symptoms at any time during PAX West should contact and follow the guidance of their physician. No one is permitted entry to PAX West who is not in full compliance with the health & safety requirements and the Health & Safety Acknowledgement.


ReedPop has worked closely with the SCC to implement cleaning and sanitization standards that meet or exceed the recommendations of the CDC. It is the responsibility of everyone to maintain personal hygiene, including washing your hands frequently.


Please adhere to all signage and direction from all staff, including our Safety Ambassadors. We have adjusted our layout and implemented exhibitor recommendations with the wellbeing of our guests in mind. Operational adjustments may occur throughout the event.



Please be aware of and respect the personal boundaries of your fellow participants so that everyone can enjoy their time at PAX West.



You can find details on the onsite process and entry procedures at

At this time, “fully vaccinated” means that the day of your entry to PAX West 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)

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. Please note that this remains subject to further update as CDC guidance is revised.

The following vaccines approved by the FDA or authorized by the FDA for emergency use*:

  • Pfizer (BioNTech)

  • Moderna

  • J&J (Jansen)

The following vaccines authorized by the WHO for emergency use*:

  • Oxford - AstraZeneca

  • Sinopharm – BBIBP

  • Sinovac

  • Covishield

  • Covaxin

The following vaccine used during a U.S. based clinical trial:

  • Novavax

RX and PAX West will accept mixed COVID-19 vaccine schedules of WHO-authorized vaccines to establish full vaccination status.

*This list is current as of February 1, 2022 and may be revised in the future.

No, every single person must be present with their own ID and applicable vaccination verification materials (ie. physical vaccination card or digital proof). offers more information about the COVID-19 vaccine including how to schedule your vaccination.

No. All participants must be fully vaccinated for access to PAX West.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds. You can click here to view our terms of service for participation in PAX West. Please ensure you are free from COVID-19 symptoms prior to traveling.

Yes. Everyone must wear an approved face covering at all times while inside the venue and while attending PAX West. Additional details and guidelines on acceptable face coverings can be found here.

Approved face coverings are required to be worn by everyone at PAX West at all times, including during move-in and move-out. For questions regarding accommodations and our accessibility protocols, please e-mail us.

PAX West show management partners closely with the SCC, local, state, and federal health authorities to maintain a robust operational plan designed to maximize the health and safety of everyone. These Include:

  • Strict sanitization and cleaning procedures

  • Hand sanitizing stations

  • Layout design and spaces to promote a safe experience

  • Exhibitor guidelines and booth design standards

  • Reduced contact transactions

Everyone in attendance at PAX West is expected to fully comply with terms of service for participation in PAX West, including all health and safety requirements. Acknowledging the  requirements and agreeing to comply is a condition of entry (See the Health & Safety Acknowledgement). PAX West will have specially designated Safety Ambassadors available to assist with the implementation of our requirements. A health & safety contact phone number will be clearly noted on signage throughout PAX West to allow for reporting of any concerns or issues. Show management may remove, ban or revoke the badge without refund of anyone who fails to comply or impacts the safety or security of the Event, each in show management’s sole and absolute discretion.

PAX West expects everyone attending PAX West to adhere to our various policies, including our code of conduct, anti-harassment, security screening, and more. Please click here to learn more about the other policies in place at PAX West.

If you have reason to believe you currently have COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19, you should not attend PAX West and consult your physician, including if these conditions emerge while you are at the show. Please review our Health & Safety Acknowledgement each day prior to attending PAX West to ensure you can comply with all of the requirements therein.

For answers to additional frequently asked questions, please click here. If you’d like to contact us directly,

Please Note: The protocols contained on this website is based on information currently available regarding the behavior and characteristics of the COVID-19 virus, public health information and local or state guidelines with respect to large gatherings in any particular community. As more clarity with respect to these variables emerges, it is expected that these guidelines may need to be adjusted accordingly.