On Friday May 5, 2023, the World Health Organization announced that the Covid-19 pandemic was no longer considered a global health crisis. The United States allowed its declaration of emergency to expire on May 11th. Organizations across Colorado have dropped their covid masking requirements, including large concert venues and hospitals.

In light of these changes to local and federal policy/culture, NDK 2023 will not be implementing a formal mask mandate for the convention.

However, we still strongly encourage the use of masks in crowded places for both staff and attendees. We will have a mask supply available at NDK Operations for persons who wish to wear a mask.

We understand that not everyone will be comfortable going to a convention without a mask mandate. If you choose to not attend, badge refunds requests will be open through  July 1st, 2023. Thank you.