DogFest Washington DC 2022

Health and Safety Protocols

Let's help keep each other healthy!
We will continue to follow health and safety measures for DogFest participants, staff, volunteers, and vendors. Please know that we will monitor CDC and local health guidelines related to COVID-19 and will make updates based on guidance from health authorities. Thank you.

You must follow all posted instructions while attending DogFest Washington DC.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and attendees with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

To ensure the health and safety of all DogFest Washington DC attendees, the following health and safety protocols will be followed by staff, volunteers, vendors, and participants:

  • Please be respectful of those who still wear masks. Individuals may have health concerns of which you are not aware.
  • Maintain a distance of 6+ feet from those outside your home cohort, when possible. Signage will be placed throughout DogFest as a reminder.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available.
  • If you are experiencing or have been in contact with someone who is experiencing the following symptoms or has been diagnosed with COVID-19, please do not attend DogFest. This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

In addition to protecting human attendees, we also want to keep our canine friends safe. Please follow the guidelines below:

  • Service animals may need to be around other people and animals while working. When possible, both the handler and the animal may opt to stay at least 6 feet away from others.
  • When possible, do not take a service animal or a puppy into settings in which people are infected with COVID-19 or facilities where you cannot prevent interactions with people who may have COVID-19.
  • Clean and disinfect animal collars, vests, leashes or harnesses, and other supplies frequently.
  • Do not wipe or bathe service animals with chemical disinfectants, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or any other products not approved for animal use. There is no evidence that the virus can spread to people from the skin, fur, or hair of pets.

Note: These protocols may change as conditions warrant.