The state has tightened vaccine proof requirements for large indoor events of more than 1,000 people.
Public health officials announced yesterday that indoor venues will need to confirm the vaccination status of attendees or that they have tested negative for the coronavirus within 72 hours of the event. It will go into effect starting september 20th. In addition, venues will no longer be able to allow attendees and spectators to self-attest their vaccination status. The guidelines apply to events like concerts, sports games and parades.
“The Delta variant has proven to be highly transmissible, making it easier to spread in large crowds where people are near each other for long periods of time,” Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, California’s public health officer, said in a statement. “By requiring individuals to be vaccinated, or test negative for COVID-19 at large events, we are decreasing the risk of infection, hospitalization and death.”