SALT LAKE CITY — Fans ages 12 and older attending Utah Jazz games, or any other event at the Vivint Arena, will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test within the previous 72 hours before being allowed to enter.
Children under the age of 12 will be allowed inside the arena, but must wear a mask at all times. Masks will not be required for other guests, but will be strong encouraged.
The new policy will take effect Sept. 30 for the NHL exhibition game between the L.A. Kings and Las Vegas Golden Knights.
“As a community gathering place, we have a responsibility to protect our guests by putting health and safety standards in place,” said Jim Olson, president of Vivint Arena and the Utah Jazz. “The delta variant is a threat to the sports and entertainment industry and our community at large. We ask Jazz fans to get vaccinated to help stop the surge. We stand united with health care professionals on the importance of vaccinations. We believe this is the path forward to shut down this pandemic.”
Officials say the policy will be in place until further notice and can be modified at any time.
The arena released the following information about what will accepted as proof of vaccination:
- A CDC-issued vaccination card including the name of the person vaccinated, the type of vaccination provided and the date that the last dose was administered
- A digital photo of a CDC-issued vaccination card stored on a phone or electronic device
- A printed photo of a CDC-issued vaccination card
The following are acceptable as proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test:
- A digital photo of negative COVID-19 PCR test results that matches the personal identification of the individual
- A printed photo of negative COVID-19 PCR test results that matches the personal identification of the individual
UPDATE: Effective September 30, Vivint Arena and the Utah Jazz will require all guests 12 and older to present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 OR a qualifying negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event to gain access to the arena. pic.twitter.com/tFiwWbo9Lm— Vivint Arena (@vivintarena) September 24, 2021
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