Thank you for your interest in attending Awesome Games Done Quick 2024 (AGDQ 2024)! Games Done Quick is committed to the safety of its Staff, Runners and Attendees, and we will continue to monitor updates from the CDC, local, state, and federal agencies as well as our partners in regard to COVID-19. This page will be updated with information if changes occur between now and the start of AGDQ 2024.
Our requirements are based on CDC Guidance and on speaking with medical professionals about the changes in the COVID-19 landscape. However, we will be closely monitoring local, state and federal COVID-19 hospital admission levels and continuing with CDC guidance, will elevate this policy from Mask Recommended to Mask Required if by early December, levels rise to Medium or High admissions levels. We will also be closely following any shifts in CDC Guidance as we move into the winter season, and will re-assess the policy if there is a change.
To protect the health and safety of our attendees, Games Done Quick will be following CDC guidelines on isolation for those who exhibit flu-like symptoms, or cohabitate with someone who has flu-like symptoms. For those who feel sick during the event, urgent medical care is recommended and Games Done Quick will provide information on local medical resources to any attendee in need. In addition, any attendee who must isolate will be eligible for a partial refund due to being unable to attend the event.
Cohabitation means that you're sharing a room with someone for at least a night. This could be a hotel room, a rented house, or if you're local, your apartment or living space.
First, immediately reach out to the GDQ Safety Team (email@example.com), and let us know. We will answer any questions you have and provide additional guidance if necessary.
We recommend you take a COVID-19 Test. UPMC AnywhereCare (virtual urgent care) can be used to speak to a healthcare provider who can electronically order a COVID-19 test. Once the test is ordered, the nearest UPMC COVID-19 Test Site will be at UPMC Shadyside.
We will arrange a return of your badge to GDQ, and you will be unable to attend for the duration of the event.
If you would like to reclaim your badge, or the badge of a minor in your care after the event, you may do so by sending an email from the address associated with your Games Done Quick account to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are sick before the event, you will be eligible for a full refund. If you are sick during the event, you will be eligible for a partial refund. To request a refund please email email@example.com.
If you are a runner and your run has to be cancelled, the committee will accept a subsequent run submission of the same run for up to a year in the future.
Additionally, we recommend attendees get the latest booster two weeks before the start of the event if possible, based on your personal medical/financial situation.
For the safety of all in attendance, we require vaccinations for everyone. GDQ staff, volunteers, runners, charity representatives, and our partners will need to meet our requirements to enter our event space.
Please keep in mind that we are accepting a number of remote runners and volunteers, and the event will be streamed live, if you are unable to meet our requirements for attendance!
If you wish to request a vaccine medical exemption, or have an accessibility question, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Medical exemptions must be verified and approved prior to attending (no later than December 18, 2023). Those seeking medical exemptions will need to provide a signed medical exemption note by a licensed physician describing why an exemption is required. In order for the safety of all attending, those seeking exemptions must also produce a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 24 hours of check-in at the event. Furthermore, you will need to produce a new negative COVID-19 test each day of your attendance, no later than 12PM local time (EDT), to the check-in staff. You will be instructed via email prior to the event about which type of daily test we will require, as testing options are expected to change over time. You are responsible for locating and purchasing the necessary tests.
While we are required to accept this limited exemption, we strongly encourage you do not attend without the proper vaccinations, for your own safety.
This list is current as of October 10, 2023. If new vaccines are approved, we will add them to this list. We will be accepting any combination of the following:
Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration
Approved by the World Health Organization
COVID-19 safety extends beyond masks and vaccinations. In addition to the requirements for attendance, we will also be doing the following:
Any runners who no longer wishes to attend the event for any reason should email email@example.com for any availability changes. Games Done Quick will make every effort to accomodate these changes but swaps from onsite to online runs may not be possible due to scheduling and tech requirements. There will be no penalty for withdrawing a run due to not wishing to attend the event in person.
Please keep in mind that these precautions can only minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection and spread, they cannot eliminate it. Every person should balance their own health and risk factors before deciding whether to attend an event or large gathering.
Games Done Quick will continue to evaluate the pandemic's developments as we approach AGDQ 2024. Games Done Quick reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or move to a virtual event if it becomes too unsafe to hold in-person. Refunds for attendance fees will be issued if the event is cancelled or moved online.
If you have any other questions about the COVID-19 policy information for AGDQ24, please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in our event!
Document last updated: October 10, 2023