We’re seeing a lot of venues and sports teams taking this kind of action: Chase Center, home of the Golden State Warriors (NBA), will require attendees to show proof of full vaccination, per City and County of San Francisco guidelines.
Specifically, fans ages 12 and older are required to show proof of full vaccination to enter the venue for events with more than 1,000 attendees, regardless of any extenuating circumstances. Fans ages 18 and older who are fully vaccinated (two weeks removed from their final dose) are encouraged to download the free CLEAR app and utilize the Health Pass feature, where they can securely add their proof of vaccination in multiple ways, including scanning their SMART QR code from the California Immunization Registry, linking directly to a vaccine provider in CLEAR’s nationwide network, or by uploading their CDC-issued vaccine card. Upon arriving at Chase Center, fans will be asked to show their CLEAR Health Pass at arena entry points. You can find more about the CLEAR Health Pass here.
Fully vaccinated fans ages 12 to 17, and fully vaccinated fans who have not downloaded the free CLEAR app, will be required to show their vaccine card (physical or digital copy) and government-issued photo identification for venue entry. Similarly, fans who received their full vaccineinternationally will be required to show their vaccine card (physical or digital copy) and government-issued photo identification for venue entry.
Fans ages 2 through 11 will be able to enter the building with proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours of the event start time. Fans ages 12 and older who are not fully vaccinated are not eligible to enter the venue for events with more than 1,000 attendees, regardless of the reason they are unvaccinated.
In addition, all guests and employees at Chase Center must adhere to the City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health mask mandate, which requires all individuals to wear a mask at all times within the arena unless actively eating or drinking.
As noted, other venues are implementing similar protocols. Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators (NHL), will require all guests aged 12 and older will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test administered by a healthcare professional within 72 hours prior to the event that includes their name and the date of the test, as of Oct. 2.
Guests under the age of 12 will be permitted to enter Bridgestone Arena if they wear a mask at all times while inside the venue, or if they present a printed or digital negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test administered by a healthcare professional within 72 hours prior to the event that includes their name and the date of the test.
The Preds are the 14th team in the NHL planning to start the 2021-22 season in a venue with similar regulations focused on health and safety.