SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Corona) – Officials at the Golden State Warriors and Chase Center remind people that starting Wednesday, San Francisco health officials are no longer allowing vaccination exemptions for audiences coming to events in the arena or other indoor venues with 1,000 or more spectators.
“All guests 12 years of age or older will be required to provide proof of complete vaccination, that is, two weeks after the final or second dose,” said Yuhu Chan, vice president for government and public affairs.
Until Wednesday, city officials allowed those who bought tickets before August 12 to submit proof of a negative test as an alternative to proof of vaccination, but that ends on Wednesday and infectious disease experts believe it’s a good thing.
“Indoors is the perfect setting for a super-spreading event, so you want to make sure that those who attend those events are not infected and spreading the virus and the best way to almost be sure is to make sure everyone there is vaccinated,” said Dr. said John Schwartzberg, an infectious disease specialist at the University of California, Berkeley.
While the Warriors don’t return to Chase Center until October 6 for a pre-season game against the Denver Nuggets, there are plenty of concerts and other events ahead of that, starting with Tame Impala on Wednesday.
While a photo ID will be accepted, along with a photo of a CDC vaccination card or a California QR code, the Chase Center prefers using a Clear Health Pass.
“The Clear Health Pass, which will make the fan experience and entry process as smooth and fast as possible, so we highly recommend anyone coming to Chase Center to download and integrate it into your phones,” Chan said.
Those who attend mega-events who are under 12 and cannot yet be vaccinated must provide evidence of a negative test given within 72 hours of the event starting time, but doctors believe parents should consider making unvaccinated youngsters go to major centers. events.
“I’m not going to take this kid to a place where there are 1,000 people inside, I think that adds unnecessary risks to take on,” Dr. Schwartzberg said.
As of Wednesday, if you’re attending a massive event of 1,000 or more people at Chase Center or elsewhere in San Francisco, remember to bring this vaccination guide.