Multiple State of the Word Attendees Test Positive for COVID-19

Multiple State of the Word Attendees Test Positive for COVID-19

Posted by WP Tavern on December 23, 2021 at 9:35 pm
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State of the Word 2021 in NYC Matt Mullenweg’s 2021 State of the Word address was held in New York City nine days ago with a live studio audience. On Sunday, December 19, all in-person attendees were notified by email that they were possibly exposed to COVID-19 after one of the attendees tested positive. Although proof of vaccination was required at the door, multiple people have reported recent infections after traveling home from the event. Aaron Jorbin tweeted about his case today, and four more have been reported in a private channel on Post Status Slack. I don't know where I actually got infected, State of The Word is just one possibility and it being "swag" is a good joke. A great joke even.— Aaron Jorbin (@aaronjorbin) December 23, 2021 There’s no way to know for certain whether the attendees who contracted COVID-19 caught the virus at the State of the Word, as many of them traveled from far away places and had meetups with other attendees outside of the main event. Concerns about the lack of masks and no requirement for rapid tests began popping up prior to the event. From the perspective of viewing the livestream, masks were…

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