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Health and Wellness at the 2021 Festival

The mission of the AJC Decatur Book Festival Presented by Emory University is to leverage the power of literature to build connections and help generate compassion, thoughtfulness, and enjoyment.

Our theme this year is Diverse Voices Building Community. We ask participants to register in advance.

We are committed to a safe environment for all writers, attendees, vendors, and volunteers.

Following CDC guidelines and adhering to the protocols of the First Baptist Church of Decatur, we are taking the following steps during our October 2nd program:

  1. Masks: Face masks must be worn properly over the nose and the mouth at all times on the entire church property, including outdoors.
  2. Social Distancing: Attendance indoors is capped at less than 50% of capacity, with alternating rows left vacant.
  3. Vaccines: Proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination (CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or image of the card) is required for anyone entering the church. In the rare event of a misplaced COVID-19 card, please provide proof of a negative test taken Wednesday, September 29 or later and be prepared to sign a vaccine verification statement.
  4. Picture Book Panel: This event from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. will be held in an open-air tent on the church grounds.

Thank you in advance for cooperating with these standards to keep you and our other guests safe. We’re looking forward to enjoying a safe and wonderful event with you on Saturday, October 2.