WordPress Community Team Updates COVID-19 Safety Guidelines to Relieve Volunteers of Enforcement Burden

WordPress Updates COVID-19 Guidelines for In-Person Events: Masks Strongly Recommended

Posted by WP Tavern on April 21, 2022 at 2:43 pm
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In-person WordPress events are ramping up again, with in-person meetups happening all over the world and WordCamps back on the schedule. A sampling of the upcoming major events include the following: WordCamp Vienna, Austria (April 23, 2022)WordCamp Irun (May 21–22, 2022)WordCamp Europe (June 2–4, 2022)WordCamp Warsaw, Poland (June 11–12, 2022)WordCamp Montclair, (June 25, 2022)WordCamp Netherlands (September 15–16, 2022) WordPress’ Community Team published an updated set of COVID-19 guidelines today ahead of a the five WordCamps that will be happening over the next few months. There are a few notable changes from the previous guidelines, which mandated that organizers select a venue with staff that can check temperatures and vaccination status and remind attendees to wear masks. This removed the enforcement burden from volunteers. The updated guidelines require organizers follow local guidelines, provide masks and hand sanitizer, and provide a sticker to attendees that indicates if they prefer others to wear a mask when conversing in close proximity. The Community Team strongly recommended the following for attendees: We still recommend that you wear a mask while at in-person WordPress events.If you see that someone is wearing a sticker requesting people wear a mask near them, please wear a mask while within…

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