Passport Requirements for Vaccines for Seattle Sporting Events
Like the new vaccination requirements for live events in Australia, sports teams and venues in Seattle have announced vaccination and testing requirements to attend the events.
The new Climate Pledge Arena has joined with the Seattle Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders and Kraken in demanding proof of vaccination or a recent negative test on entry for all people aged 12 and over.
Several announcements have been made to give fans plenty of time to get their shots before upcoming events in October.
Mandatory masks will also be in place for people over the age of 5, in alliance with state and federal health guidelines for events of more than 500 people.
Seattle Marines Senior Vice President Trevor Gooby said, “The evidence is clear: vaccination is safe and effective in preventing serious illness from COVID-19.
The Climate Pledge and the Kraken Arena have made a statement saying that event attendees will be able to show proof of vaccination using their smartphones.
The construction of the site incorporated air circulation systems filtering the outside air and contactless features such as contactless ticketing and food and beverage transactions.
Oak View Group Senior Vice President Don Graham added, “Throughout the construction process, we followed the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and other health authorities to identify effective solutions, not just for today but for years to come, ”Graham said.
Seahawks president Chuck Arnold explained, saying, “These steps will allow us to continue our plans to host a full stadium experience for our guests,” he said.
“We urge all eligible people to get vaccinated.
The CDC has defined full vaccination as two weeks after the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Other university athletics departments such as the University of Washington and Washington State University have also announced vaccination requirements for the games, including proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.