Coachella Drops All COVID-19 Precautions—Attendees Won’t Be Required To Show Vaccination Proof, Negative Test Results Or Wear Masks

Coachella Drops All COVID-19 Precautions—Attendees Won’t Be Required To Show Vaccination Proof, Negative Test Results Or Wear Masks

As Coachella 2022 inches closer after being canceled the last few years, many fans are anxious to finally see their favorite artists back on the big stage—and based on new rules for festival entry, things will be much easier than previously expected. It was just announced that Coachella has decided to drop all COVID-19 precautions, meaning that vaccination status, test results, and mask mandates are officially not a factor.

@RollingStone reports Coachella just updated its website to reflect that all of those attending this year’s weekend festival can now do so without being required to show proof of vaccination, produce negative COVID test results or be expected to wear masks. Although, the festival organizers did note that the new rules are subject to “change at any time” depending on local ordinances.

Coachella also added language on its website, making it clear that attendees are responsible for their own health, as COVID-19 is an “extremely contagious disease.” The warning on the website read, “There is an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place or place where people are present and there is no guarantee, express or implied, that those attending the festival will not be exposed to COVID-19.”

Meanwhile, the California Department of Public Health still states that it “strongly recommends” verification of “fully vaccinated status” or negative COVID test results for attendees at outdoor mega-events with more than 5,000 people.

Coachella would see crowds totaling more than 100,000 people per day in the past, but since the festival has been absent the last few years, experts are expecting those numbers to potentially double.

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