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Vivint Arena lifts mask requirement, but vaccine or negative COVID test still required

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Posted at 4:19 PM, Jan 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-21 21:02:09-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Vivint Arena will no longer require attendees over the age of 12 to wear masks at Utah Jazz games and other events after the Salt Lake County mask mandate was terminated by a resolution in the Utah State Legislature.

The update includes some exceptions, however.

All guests must still provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test taken within 72 hours of the event time in order to attend any event at the arena. This policy has been in place since September.

Fans sitting courtside (within 15 feet of the court) at Jazz games will still be required to wear face coverings. This is a rule under the NBA health and safety protocols, arena management said.

The arena will also require anyone under 12 years old to wear a mask at all times, Friday's announcement said. A company spokesperson tells FOX 13 that while this was part of the policy requiring vaccination or a negative test when it was rolled out in September, they were not aware of any plans to lower that age now that children as young as five years old are eligible to be vaccinated.