By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Contributor
The City of Philadelphia has announced new COVID-19 guidelines that will change the attendance policy for events at Wells Fargo Center and other indoor venues beginning January 3.
Beginning January 3, attendees must present proof of vaccination to attend events at Wells Fargo Center and other indoor venues that sell food or drink to consume on-site. A negative COVID-19 test will be acceptable for the first few weeks of the guideline changes.
However, beginning January 17, proof of vaccination will be the only way to attend indoor events. The only exceptions are children under five and those with a medical or religious exemption. Those individuals will still be able to show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test to go inside.
The guidelines are becoming commonplace to prevent the spread of COVID-19. New York City recently initiated similar COVID-19 policies that will affect sporting venues in the city’s five boroughs. The Las Vegas Raiders made news when they announced that all attendees at Allegiant Stadium would be required to show proof of vaccination to attend games in the venue.