This page will contain all updates, from newest to oldest, about our work and plans for Northwest Model United Nations - Portland (NWMUN-Portland) 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

December 24, 2021
The Board and conference Executive Secretariat will be publishing detailed guidance as to our COVID-19 protocols in the future. However, the summary version is below:
  • Vaccinations will be required for participation.
  • Mask usage will be required at all times while on the floors of the hotel where the conference is taking place, and is suggested for the duration of time attendees are at the conference (including in the lobby, hotel rooms, etc.)
  • Because of the nature of the Delegate Social, the NWMUN-Portland Executive Secretariat and NWA Board of Directors do not currently feel that this event can occur while maintaining our intended COVID protocols. As a result, there will be no Delegate Social in 2022. (Other non-committee events, including Opening Ceremonies, Closing Ceremonies, and the Opportunity Fair, will still be held.)
More information will be posted at a later date. Details may be revisited in light of new information related to COVID-19 or governmental responses to it, as well as in light of potential policy changes by our venue.

September 27, 2021
NWMUN-Portland 2022 will be held in-person! More information will be posted on this page.

August 11, 2021
NWMUN-Seattle 2021 will be held in-person. More information on this decision is at the NWMUN-Seattle 2021 website's dedicated COVID-19 page.

No decision related to NWMUN-Portland 2022 has been made yet, but updates on that decision will be placed on this page as they are made.

August 8, 2021
The State of Oregon has reinstated a statewide indoor mask mandate. King County, the Washington State county in which Seattle is located, has also mandated indoor mask usage in specific circumstances, which apply to a potential in-person conference as well. As such, the NWA Board of Directors expects that a hypothetical in-person NWMUN-Portland 2022 would require mask usage throughout the conference.