COVID-19

Festival health and safety plan

The following plan is based on the expectation that there will be no government-required precautions.

The Festival (all employees, vendors, volunteers, attendees and contractors) will adhere to appropriate COVID-19 guidelines and protocol at the time of the event. Guidelines will be determined by the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce, based on guidance from local and state health agencies and the CDC, to ensure both exhibitor and attendee confidence to attend, safety and community wellbeing.

We will continue to monitor the situation with public health, and should regulations change we will make further updates to this Health & Safety Plan to reduce the potential for COVID-19 transmission.

The Oregon Health Authority announced that it will lift the state’s indoor mask mandate on March 12, 2022 based on COVID-19 hospitalization rates. We are optimistic that the Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival will be free of COVID-19 restrictions such as masks or test results, based on current advice from local health agencies. Masks will be encouraged, but optional.

Please be advised that a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any event or public space, including this festival. Prior to registering for and attending the festival, please ensure you have read the latest CDC Guidelines for Prevention. Please make your participation decision based on this information and know our first priority is to run the event live and the second is to do so with minimum restrictions and barriers to participation.

Masks will be encouraged, but optional at this event. The CDC and Oregon Health Authority suggest that people who are immunocompromised or at high risk of severe disease should continue to wear masks in indoor public settings while the virus is circulating in the community.

Please wash your hands frequently, and provide your own hand sanitizer for your booth staff and customers, if possible.  We will provide sanitizer throughout the festival for attendee and volunteer use.

Where possible, keep a respectful distance in public spaces. Consider replacing hugs and handshakes with a wave or elbow bump.

Do a personal health screening before arriving at the event each day to assess whether you or your booth staff, or close contacts, have any COVID-19 symptoms. If anyone begins to feel ill during the festival, send them away.

A worst-case situation – if COVID-19 transmission increases in our area – is that we would require attendees, exhibitors, volunteers, etc. to show proof of negative test or vaccination to be on the premises of the event. 

If you are unfamiliar with the State of Oregon’s current COVID-19 public health guidance, we suggest that you review coronavirus.oregon.gov.