Coachella to no longer require COVID vaccination for entry

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Coachella attendees will no longer be required to be vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus to achieve entry to the favored California music pageant.

The pageant introduced the change of coverage on its web site, noting that as a substitute of the jab, attendees can enter with proof of a unfavorable COVID take a look at inside 72 hours of arrival.

“After seeing first-hand the low transmission data and successful implementation of safety protocols at our festivals recently … we feel confident that we can safely update our policy for Coachella,” the submit learn.

The transfer is a reversal from an August announcement by AEG Presents, the dwell occasions company behind Coachella, that stated starting Oct. 1 all ticket holders to their occasions have to be vaccinated.

AEG Presents, the company that promotes Coachella, beforehand mandated all attendees to present proof of vaccination so as to achieve entry into the music pageant.
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“We have come to the conclusion that, as a market leader, it was up to us to take a real stand on vaccination status,” Jay Marciano, chief working officer of AEG and chairman and CEO of AEG Presents, had stated on the time.

“Just a few weeks ago, we were optimistic about where our business, and country, were heading. The Delta variant, combined with vaccine hesitancy, is pushing us in the wrong direction again.”

Coachella will happen from April 15-17 and April 22-24.