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COVID-19 News and Updates

Georgia National Fair
October 7-17, 2021


Warning
Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.

The Georgia National Fairground’s team continues to work hard to ensure a safe environment for everyone during the Fair this year.
The GNFA team needs every fairgoer to do their part and most of all, be respectful of others and do the right thing. The current health situation makes for a challenging backdrop for the 32nd Georgia National Fair. Of course, we would love for everyone to attend the Fair this year and continue the great family traditions that make the event special to so many, however, we understand that some will be hesitant. We ask that those who attend take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and others. While none of the following advisements are mandatory, following these guidelines will create a safer Fair for everyone.
During these times, we acknowledge that no event can be completely risk-free, and we’re counting on you to do your part to help us present as safe of an event as we can by following the below health guidance, which is subject to change:

Get vaccinated. If you’re fully vaccinated, thank you! If you’re not, now is the time to be protected for when the Fair’s Opening Day arrives. That’s the best thing you can do for yourself and for everyone, especially children under age 12 and others who cannot currently get vaccinated. It’s widely recognized that the vast majority of all current COVID-19 cases are among unvaccinated people. While we will not (and cannot legally) require you to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test to enter the Fair, if you’re not vaccinated and plan to attend, we urge you to do your research, talk to your doctor, and consider a vaccine, both for your safety and the safety of others. If you can’t get one beforehand, our friends at the Georgia Department of Public Health are offering free vaccines inside the McGill Marketplace (booth 209) Friday, October 8th from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., and Monday the 11th – Friday the 15th from 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. Georgia Department of Public Health will be offering both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. (Note: As of August 23, 2021, the FDA has granted formal approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine). More information about the vaccines can be found on the Georgia Department of Public Health’s website here: https://dph.georgia.gov/

Make an informed decision about attending the Fair. Before you visit, make sure you’ve considered your personal health situation and how you can best keep yourself and those close to you safe and healthy. The Center for Disease Control has a comprehensive webpage on COVID-19 with the latest information on testing, vaccinations, symptoms, what to do if you feel ill, protecting yourself and others, and more. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.ht...

Wear a face covering. While masks will not be required unless mandated from a government order, masks protect everyone. Plan to bring a mask for yourself and everyone in your party with you to attend the 2021 Georgia National Fair. Consider wearing a mask in the following settings if you are older than age 2 and medically able to wear one:
• Indoors, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, regardless of your vaccination status, can help protect you and everyone in close proximity to you.
• Outdoors in crowded settings, especially if you are not vaccinated.
• At some independent vendor booths who may require everyone in their booth to wear a mask.

Social distance. Please spread out when you can and wear a mask when you can’t. The fairgrounds are huge, and most activities are outdoors where social distancing is much easier. If one area of the Fair is busy, explore new places. Wherever you go, there’s plenty to eat, to do, and to see.
• Consider attending on a weekday instead of a weekend. Weekdays traditionally are much less crowded than weekends and attending on a weekday provides you with many discount admission offers.

Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands frequently. Hand sanitizer stations will be made available throughout the fairgrounds, including at food vendors, games, rides, barns, and livestock areas.
Stay home if you’re not feeling well or you’ve had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Get tested and get well before you visit the Fair. If within the 14 days before you attend the Fair you have tested positive or presumptively positive for COVID-19, experienced any related symptoms or been in direct contact with or in the immediate vicinity of any person who is confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19, even if you do not have symptoms, please stay home.

Most of all, please respect your fellow fairgoers. We’re all in this together. And please remember that some operators may be short-staffed due to labor shortages. Please practice patience and be kind to those who showed up to work and serve you at the great Georgia National Fair.

Please visit the CDC’s website for more information on how to protect yourself from COVID-19.
CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals:
CDC guidelines for non-vaccinated individuals:
COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that can lead to severe illness and even death. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place regardless of precautions that may be taken. By entering the fairgrounds, you voluntarily assume all risks, hazards and dangers related to exposure, contracting and/or transmitting COVID-19, and voluntarily waive all claims and suits against the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter.

All information is subject to change. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate updates as Opening Day draws closer.
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September 10, 2021
Georgia National Fair Safety Briefing
The Georgia National Fairgrounds team is working hard to ensure a safe environment for everyone during the Fair this year, so when you are ready to celebrate family, traditions, and memories this fall, we will be here to welcome you back. We are constantly in conversations, evaluating the latest guidance and protocols as they emerge from the national, state, and local levels. Additionally, we encourage people who are eligible to get vaccinated.
The health and safety of everyone is always the Georgia National Fair’s top priority. The Fair will implement procedures and guidelines to protect public health. All policies will align with current government mandates, applicable to the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter.
Unless otherwise required by government mandate, while visiting the 2021 Georgia National Fair, masks will not be required for  individuals, including guests, staff, vendors, and contractors.
If you are not vaccinated, all guests, staff, vendors, and contractors are encouraged to wear a mask and to follow CDC guidelines regarding whether and when wearing a face covering is warranted.
While the majority of the fairgrounds is outdoors, we encourage all guests to wear masks when visiting indoor locations. Please visit the CDC’s website for more information on how to protect yourself from COVID-19.
CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals:
CDC guidelines for non-vaccinated individuals:
Proof of vaccination is not required to attend the Georgia National Fair.

Warning
Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.

All information is subject to change. We will continue to monitor the situation and send updates as Opening Day draws closer.



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