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New Rules In Place For "Mega Events" In California

New rules are in place for "mega events" in California. 

Proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test is now required for anyone who attends an indoor event with more than a thousand people. A mega-event can be a convention, concert, nightclub, sporting event, fair, theme park, private event, race, car show or other large event. Masks will also be required indoors regardless of vaccination status. For outdoor mega-events, the state is recommending venues and event operators to have attendees provide proof they are fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before the event. The state recommends outdoor mega-events to not allow attendees to self-attest their vaccine status or negative test result. This is a recommendation -- not required -- by the state, according to KCRA3.

The new rule will last until at least Nov. 1. State officials say they will reevaluate it by Oct. 15 to decide whether to extend it.. The change comes after Newsom announced the reopening of California’s economy in June, lifting nearly all virus rules and restrictions on businesses and public gatherings that had been in place for more than a year.

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