COVID Policy

Last Updated: August 16, 2021

At all march locations, March On For Voting Rights strongly encourages physical distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines, masking both indoors and outdoors, and vaccination for all those who are eligible. We will provide hand sanitizer and free PPE as well as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) for those who need to seek medical attention at the flagship March locations. Where local governments or facilities mandate masking, we request that participants adhere to those requirements.

Studies of people who participated in national demonstrations protesting police brutality and white supremacy in the summer of 2020 found that outdoor demonstrations were unlikely to be drivers of COVID spread. We are however mindful of the surge of new contagious variants. That is why we strongly ask everyone attending to follow best practices and safety protocols to keep themselves and their fellow marchers as safe as possible. We also ask that people refrain from attending the march in-person if they are experiencing COVID symptoms or have recently come into contact with someone who recently tested positive for COVID.

It is important to us that we provide people across the country the opportunity to engage and tune in from the safety of their homes. We will livestream the marches and create ample opportunities for people to engage virtually on August 28 and beyond.

We are closely monitoring public health guidelines, CDC updates and evolving best practices. We will update this page with new resources and guidance leading up to August 28.

For local guidelines at privately organized sister marches outside of the five flagship marches (D.C., Miami, Atlanta, Houston and Phoenix), please contact the event organizer directly.