The Virginia Museum of Natural History’s (VMNH) Dragon Festival normally draws crowds of people. To ensure full safety for all guests, vendors, performers, and staff, the Virginia Museum of Natural History will institute strict policies for participation considering the COVID-19 pandemic and the circulation of highly transmissible variants.
For 2021’s Dragon Festival, which will be held October 15 and 16, VMNH will require proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 lab test (no at-home tests) taken within 72 hours prior to the event for patrons 12 and older.
Patrons must present a completed paper or digital vaccination record that shows the last shot administered at least 14 days prior to the event, as well as a valid ID. We will also accept a negative COVID-19 lab test result (no at-home tests) that shows the test taken within 72 hours prior to the event coupled with ID.
In addition, the use of masks is highly recommended inside VMNH, as well as on grounds while interacting with staff and vendors.
This policy applies to anyone who enters the grounds and building, including guests, employees, contractors, and volunteers (unless they are actively eating or drinking) and performers (unless they are actively eating, drinking, or performing).
These policies are consistent with the most current recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). Medical and religious exemptions for paid guests, vendors, performers, and VMNH members are not accepted at this event.
Keeping a safe family environment for all is a top priority.
Visit www.vmnh.net/events/dragon-festival for any additional updates or announcements.