Politics Dead & Company, Phish to require proof of vaccination or negative test at shows
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The musical bands Dead & Company and Phish announced on Thursday on social media that they will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend upcoming concerts.
Fans, upon entry to both the groups' concerts, will be required to show proof of a completed vaccination series or a negative COVID-19 test within the past 48 hours.
For children under the age of 12 who are not yet authorized to be inoculated, a negative COVID-19 test from the past two days will be required for entry to shows.
Fans who want to watch upcoming Dead & Company shows from the pit, however, must be fully vaccinated, the group announced.
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Phish, in a tweet announcing the new policy, said they "strongly recommend" wearing a mask at shows "when social distancing isn't possible."
More details will be emailed to ticket holders, and venue websites will be updated in the coming days. We strongly recommend that you wear a mask at Phish shows when social distancing isn't possible. Thanks for continuing to do your part and stay safe!- Phish (@phish)
The new policy will go into effect for Dead & Company shows beginning on Aug. 16, when the band performs at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, N.C.
"We care so much about everyone involved in making this tour happen & all of you attending, so we will be requiring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result within 48hrs of your event to attend select dates of the tour," Dead & Company wrote in a tweet on Wednesday.
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"Stay safe, get vaccinated if you can, and we'll see you soon!" the group added.
We care so much about everyone involved in making this tour happen & all of you attending, so we will be requiring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result within 48hrs of your event to attend select dates of the tour.- Dead & Company (@deadandcompany)
The new regulations will be enforced at Phish concerts starting Aug. 27, when the group takes the stage at Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash.
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The band said in a tweet that specific guidelines for their shows in Stateline, Nev., Eugene, Ore. and Las Vegas will be announced in the near future.
* Specific guidelines for Phish's shows in Stateline, NV, Eugene OR and Las Vegas, NV will be announced shortly.
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The new regulations from the bands come amid a new policy from prominent concert promoter Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), which says that proof of vaccinations will be required for entry to its owned and operated clubs, theaters and festivals, beginning Oct. 1.
The organization said in a that it was waiting until October to implement the new policy "to allow time for any eligible unvaccinated ticketholders and staff to reach fully vaccinated status should they choose to do so."
Until Oct. 1, AEG locations will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test from within the past 72 hours to enter a show.
AEG properties include New York's Webster Hall and Brooklyn Steel; The Roxy and El Rey Theater in Los Angeles; The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas; The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; and the Coachella Music & Arts Festival, among others.
The new policies come as COVID-19 cases are spiking throughout the U.S., driven largely by the highly infectious delta variant. The U.S. is now averaging around 100,000 daily COVID-19 cases, which is up from the roughly 12,000 infections per day reported in June, according to the .
AEG cited the delta variant when announcing its new policy, writing in a statement that their decision "comes on the heels of the dramatic surge in Covid-19 cases as the Delta variant spreads throughout the United States."
Vaccinations, however, have proven to be an effective tool in combating the virus. The vast majority of recent COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths have mainly been among those not vaccinated.
More than 167.1 million people in the U.S. are fully vaccinated, according to the , which translates to 50.3 percent of the total population.
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