COVID-19

This page will contain all updates, from newest to oldest, about our work and plans for Northwest Model United Nations - Seattle (NWMUN-Seattle) with relation to COVID-19 (the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, also known as "novel coronavirus"). This page will also have some general information on the disease as it relates to our planning; we encourage all readers to seek out other sources of information on the disease broadly. If you have any questions, please contact the Secretary-General

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July 20, 2021
NWMUN's leadership team is currently evaluating whether to hold the conference in person or not, as well as whether (if the conference is in person) vaccination requirements will be in place. If the conference is held in person, we may also decide to hold (or not hold) a Delegate Social. To help us make the first of these decisions - whether to hold the conference virtually or in person - please fill out the NWMUN-Seattle 2021 Location Survey.



June 30, 2021
The State of Washington officially declared itself reopen as of today, with this status meaning capacity restrictions, indoor and outdoor event restrictions, and more are lifted. This status does not affect the ability of businesses and public spaces (including event planners) to require masks or vaccines. Additionally, some COVID-19 requirements remain in place, including abiding by CDC guidance regarding masks, which means that in some settings all people must continue to wear masks and in some additional settings unvaccinated people must continue to wear masks.



April 1, 2021
NWMUN-Seattle opened registration for the 2021 conference this year, and is maintaining the unique refund policy originally created for the 2020 conference as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our intention with this refund policy is to allow attendees to register with peace of mind. This refund policy is listed in full below.
  • In the event the conference needs to be canceled (which at present is not planned or even likely, but may occur due to legal requirements, venue closures, or an organizational assessment of the safety and health of our attendees and volunteers), all payments made to NWMUN-Seattle 2021 will be refunded in full.

  • In the event the conference needs to be rescheduled (which at present is not planned or even likely, but may occur due to legal requirements, venue closures, or an organizational assessment of the safety and health of our attendees and volunteers), all schools will be offered the option of maintaining their registration for the new dates, or receiving a full refund.

  • In the event an attending school has a municipal, county, state, provincial, or national regulation or order not to attend events, their payments will be refunded in full.

  • In the event that NWMUN-Seattle 2021 reduces fees for any reason after an attending school has paid, the excess payments made will be refunded in full to reduce that school's total fees paid to their lowest possible rates.