At least one concert hall in central New York City now requires proof of vaccination for all shows due to Covid-19 issues.
The Stanley Theater in Utica announced on Tuesday that all attendees must show proof of vaccination with the NYS Excelsior app or an official Covid vaccination card. If they provide proof, they can enter the theater without a mask.
If fans cannot provide proof or are not vaccinated, they must wear a mask at all times inside the Stanley.
“We understand that all of this can be confusing and / or frustrating,” Stanley Theater staff said in a statement. “We want to make it clear that we instill these protocols in order to protect you, the artists, our staff and our volunteers. As with everything during this pandemic, things can change in an instant. If these above procedures change, we will keep you posted.
The Stanley said it is making the announcement now to let ticket holders prepare for Alice Cooper’s September 22 concert with special guest Ace Frehley accordingly.
If an unvaccinated person receives the FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine today, they must wait 21 days before receiving the second injection, and then they are not considered fully vaccinated until two weeks later. The Moderna vaccine requires 14 days between doses, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single injection. Ticket holders who have questions can contact [email protected]
Other upcoming shows at the Stanley Theater include Related By Song: Celebrating the Welsh Love of Music on September 4 and Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles on October 8.
Similar restrictions are currently not in place for other CNY sites like the Oncenter and St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater in Lakeview, but the Foo Fighters require proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test result in 48 hours to get into their St. Joe’s Amp concert next month.
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