IMPORTANT: Kingston Pride Festival 2021 COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
Kingston, ON, August 12th, 2021 - The Board of Directors of Kingston Pride Inc., after extensive discussion and consideration, has made the difficult but necessary decision that all attendees of in-person, COVID-screened events must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. We recognize and respect that getting vaccinated is a personal choice, but we have made this decision with public safety in mind. We feel strongly that requiring attendees to be fully vaccinated offers the highest level of protection for everyone and will help prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus among the 2SLGBTQIA* community, our allies, and the broader population.
Pride event attendees will need to provide proof of fully vaccinated status, (i.e., two doses of Health Canada-approved vaccines Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna, or a single dose of the FDA-approved Janssen) at the time of ticket purchase, registration, and/or arrival for ALL in-person Kingston Pride events. If possible, attendees are strongly encouraged to have received their second dose at least 2 weeks prior to attending any event. If you are a member of a special population (as indicated by Health Canada) for whom vaccination is not an option, you will be required to submit proof of special population status in advance of an event. We will also be following all public health (local and provincial) regulations regarding COVID-19, including face coverings, at all events.
Thank you to everyone in the Pride community for your understanding, your support, and your continued commitment. Please keep safe, keep calm, and keep your distance. Although we have never been far apart, the Board is so excited that we have the opportunity to bring the community together again.
-The Board of Directors Kingston Pride Inc.