As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Utah, some event venues are requiring either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for attendace. Here’s a breakdown of Utah venues and their COVID-19 polices.
On Sept. 24, Vivint Arena announced that it will require all guests ages 12 and older to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of an event’s start time. This applies to Utah Jazz games and concerts.
Utah Symphony &Utah Opera
On Sept. 3, Utah Symphony and Utah Opera announced it will require patrons to show either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry to performances at Abravanel Hall and Capitol Theatre.
On Aug. 31, the Live at the Eccles concert series, which takes place at the Eccles Theater in downtown Salt Lake City, announced the series presenter MagicSpace Entertainment is requiring audience members to show either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
Note: This policy currently only applies to the Live at the Eccles series. The Eccles Theater is operated by Salt Lake County Arts & Culture, a government entity, and by state law is not allowed to set any vaccine mandates.
Live Nation Entertainment — which operates USANA Amphitheatre and The Depot — announced it would be requiring artists and fans to be fully vaccinated or show a negative test. The requirement goes into effect on Oct. 4.
Red Butte Garden
Red Butte Garden, which is part of the University of Utah, a state entity, does not require concertgoers to wear masks or show proof of vaccination.
(Source: Deseret News)