Costume College 2024 Health and Safety Requirements

CGW and the Costume College Committee are committed to providing a safe environment for all of our teachers, students, vendors, and committee members. As such we will be following all current masking, vaccine and/or testing requirements, per state laws, regulations, and ordinances, local laws, regulations, and ordinances, and hotel policies. We greatly appreciate everyone's commitment to helping us provide a safe environment for all of our attendees.

As of December 1, 2022 :

We will NOT be requiring proof of COVID vaccination or recent negative PCR COVID test to attend Costume College, the Time Traveler’s Gala and the Sunday Tea. We encourage all attendees to be up to date on all vaccinations prior to attending Costume College.

We will NOT be requiring the wearing of masks. However, we recommend the wearing of properly fitting face masks (no bandanas or face shields, please) in all classrooms, tours, the Marketplace, and the Bargain Basement. The CDC recommends wearing surgical masks or higher-level respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) with good fit.

Since the wearing of a mask is optional, please treat others with consideration and respect as everyone navigates their own masking preferences. Yelling, berating, and/or verbal abuse of any kind is considered harassment and will not be tolerated.

Any participant at Costume College 2024, including all teachers, students, vendors, and volunteers who harass others over wearing masks, will be asked to leave the event (including the Gala and the Tea) and will not be refunded for the event cost.

COVID-19 Risk and Release of Liability

There is an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place or place where people are present and there is no guarantee, express or implied, that those attending Costume College 2024 will not be exposed to COVID-19. By registering for Costume College 2024 and/or purchasing tickets to the Saturday Time Traveler's Gala and/or the Sunday Fantasy Tea I do hereby acknowledge that I have been fully informed of the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

By participating in the activities described above, I hereby acknowledge and agree to the following: I, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives and my heirs, hereby voluntarily agree to release, waive, discharge, hold harmless, defend and indemnify the Costumer’s Guild West, Inc and its officers, agents, and volunteers from any and all claims, actions for losses of bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services or otherwise which may arise out of my participation in the activities listed above. I specifically understand that I am releasing, discharging and waiving any claims or actions that I may have presently or in the future for the negligent acts or other conduct by the officers and agents of the Costumer’s Guild West, Inc.

Costumer’s Guild West, Inc. reserves the right to make any and all changes to Costume College, at any time and without notice, including changes that are imposed by local, state and federal requirements.