Raiders Requiring Vaccination Proof At NFL Games
Time will tell how severe COVID-19 will be in the fall and winter months, and many organizations planning to host high-capacity events are already preparing infection control measures. In a move that could set the template for many other professional sports organizations, the Las Vegas Raiders of the NFL announced they will be requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination from fans in order to attend games, CBS news reports.
The stadium will not require masks for attendees that are fully vaccinated — in-line with the announcement from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak regarding requirements for indoor facilities as long as the vaccinations are verified prior. At the gates for Raiders games, the team plans to use CLEAR’s free mobile app and Health Pass for fan screening.
For fans that are unvaccinated, the team announced that fans will have the opportunity to receive an on-site vaccination. From there, they will be allowed to enter but with a mask being required. Masks will also be required for attendees that either haven’t received second doses for the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or those who have both doses but haven’t completed the two-week inoculation period. Children who are too young to receive a vaccination (under 11 years old) will be permitted, but also under a mask requirement.
Raiders owner Al Davis added that season ticket holders that don’t want to agree to the team’s parameters will have the option for a next-season rollover, or refund for the remaining number of home games in the 2021 NFL season.
For more information on sporting event infection control parameters and decisions, check out the guidelines put in place at MetLife Stadium — home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.
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