MEMI concert halls to require COVID vaccine or negative test soon
CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Music & Event Management, Inc. (MEMI) has announced that it will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result before any concert in their venues starting October 4.
Venues include Riverbend, PNC Pavilion, ICON Music Center, ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park, and Taft Theater.
“The policy is adopted in an effort to protect the health of spectators, touring artists and employees, and prevent another live music shutdown that devastated the business amid the pandemic from 2020 to May 2021 “MEMI said in a statement. Press release.
According to MEMI, for shows that take place by October 4, updates or changes to entry requirements will be the responsibility of the artist.
Ticket holders who purchased through Ticketmaster will be contacted via email with updated requirements, they said.
Requirements from October 4:
- All fans must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after the final dose) and provide proof of vaccination – either the original vaccination record or a PRINTED copy of the vaccination record with identification appropriate corresponding to the name on your documentation. OR have received a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 48 hours of the event and provide proof of the negative result to security before entering the site.
- Unvaccinated fans under the age of 12 will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 48 hours before the event and provide proof of the negative result to security before entering the site.
- Unvaccinated fans over the age of 12 with a valid medical restriction and medical note will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 48 hours before the event and provide proof of negative result to security before entering the site.
MEMI said ticket holders are encouraged to check the sites’ websites for updates before attending a show.
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