COVID-19 Policies

Our COVID-19 Mandates

This is an excerpt of our COVID-19 Policies from our Terms page. 

We take the health and safety of our attendees, guests, designers, vendors, and staff very seriously. For our 2022 event, we will be implementing both a mask mandate and a vaccine requirement.

Mask Mandate

All persons present at any Paradiso events must wear a face mask that completely covers the nose and mouth. This covering can be removed only when actively eating or drinking, or if the covering impedes a function relating to event programming– like the application of makeup backstage prior to our fashion show, etc.

During the Day One Fashion Show, masks are optional for models only while actively onstage– as the size of the stage is sufficient to maintain a safe social distance.

This is also true for participants of the Day Two Midwest Ouji-sama Pageant– masks are optional for pageant performers while participating in the event.

Hard plastic face coverings or face shields alone are not sufficient unless also accompanied with a fabric mask.

Any attendee, guest, model, vendor, or anyone else present at a Paradiso event found not in compliance with our Mask Mandate will be expelled from the event and will not receive a refund.

Vaccine Requirement

Only those who are fully vaccinated from COVID-19 will be allowed to attend any Paradiso event for 2022. Partially vaccinated, unvaccinated, and those who cannot prove their vaccination status will not be allowed into our event and will not receive a refund.

In order to help check-in run smoothly the day of the event, we would ask that you email a scan of your vaccination card to To make sure we can match this record to your ticket, please include:

  • Your Name
  • Your Ticket Type & Quantity
  • The Email associated with your ticket order

If you are unable or uncomfortable with sending this information ahead of time, please bring your vaccination card with you at check in. Photos or photocopies of your vaccination card will not be accepted during in-person check in the day of the event– you must present your actual vaccination card at check in.

We are not requiring documentation of any additional vaccine boosters at this time.

If you have a medical condition that prevents you from becoming fully vaccinated, prior to the event date, you must provide us a note from your Doctor affirming that this is the case. Please email your Doctor’s note to Making sure as many attendees as possible are vaccinated is vital to protect those who are more vulnerable to COVID-19.