Contact: Keith Blacknick or Dan Twohig
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
QBC Announces COVID Protocols for 2021 Event
September 20, 2021 – With the first live Queens Baseball Convention in almost 2 years now less than eight weeks away, organizers today announced protocols that will be put in place for the Nov. 13th event.
“While we all wish we could go back to how we hosted the QBC pre-pandemic, we have to live with the reality that things have changed. We want to provide both a fun and safe experience for everyone who comes out to Mulcahy’s in November” stated co- founder Dan Twohig.
The protocols that will be put in place are as follows:
• All attendees (paid attendees, guests, vendors, and volunteers) must be EITHER fully vaccinated OR if not vaccinated, must
present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the QBC start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the start time. This includes guests under 12 who are not yet eligible for a vaccine
o “Fully vaccinated” means the guest must have received the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or their first does of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (J&J) no later than September 30th
o Proof of vaccination must be presented in one of the following manners:
▪ A CDC vaccination record card
▪ A record of vaccination from the health care provider who administered the vaccine, along with a government-issued or official document bearing the name of the individual and a photo or date of birth matching the name on the COVID-19 vaccination documentation
▪ Printed COVID-19 vaccination documentation or a clear photo of documentation displayed on your iPhone or Android phone will be accepted
▪ NYC COVID Safe Pass, NewYork State Excelsior Pass, or EU Digital Passport will also be accepted
• All attendees must wear masks while inside the venue, except while eating or drinking in designated areas
• Guests who fail to comply with these protocols will not be admitted into the QBC, or will be asked to leave
“We are still in a pandemic,” said Twohig’s partner Keith Blacknick, “but given these safety measures we can still gather together as Mets fans to celebrate the blue and orange. Of course if things change prior to the QBC we can and will adjust as needed.”
Ticket and autograph pricing will be announced this week. For more information or for inquiries, please email us at QBC2016@gmail.com, or follow us on social media (Twitter @QBConvention or Facebook www.facebook.com/QueensBaseballConvention )
ABOUT THE QBC
Founded in 2013, the Queens Baseball Convention was created as a mid-winter gathering of fans of the New York Mets. Our design is a combination of “Fan Fest” meets “Comic Con.” Since its start it has grown into the largest fan-run fan fest in the New York area.