YIMBYtown 2022 Covid-19 Policy
UPDATED April 8, 2022
After two years of patience, we are thrilled that we will safely be able host YIMBYtown this year in-person in Portland, Oregon. We are closely monitoring Multnomah County’s Covid-19 dashboard and reserve the right to update our covid policy as we get closer to the dates of the conference. As of early April, Multnomah County is currently reporting approximately 11 positive cases per 100,000.
Here’s our outline of how we intend to keep our conference as safe as possible:
Vaccinations: All three of the venues of YIMBYtown – Portland State University, Stage 722, and Revolution Hall – will require proof of vaccination and a booster shot to enter the venue and participate in the conference. We will be checking cards at the point of entry at the conference.
Masks: YIMBYtown attendees will be required to wear a K95/N95 mask while indoors at all three venues. We encourage you to bring your own mask, but know that YIMBYtown will also have these masks available at the conference. Masks are encouraged but not required for outdoor site visit events. Masks will be required at all times except when actively eating.
Rapid Tests: YIMBYtown will have rapid covid tests available at the conference for volunteers, speakers and attendees. We strongly encourage guests to take a covid test before traveling to Portland.
Catch covid before the conference? Please don’t come: To ensure a safe environment, YIMBYtown conference planners vow to refund the conference tickets of any participant who can provide proof of a positive test for Covid-19 on or after April 1st, 2022. Please get in touch as soon as possible if you need assistance changing your plans.
Opportunities for remote engagement: We will have more soon, but YIMBYtown intends to record and livestream as much of the conference as possible. Check back on the website in the next few days for more information.
Cancellation/Refund: We intend to host the YIMBYtown conference so long as our venue hosts are willing and legally capable of hosting. If circumstances dramatically shift before April and it is no longer viable to host the conference indoors, we will honor any requests for refunds and assess in later April the possibility of hosting this conference virtually.