Proof of COVID-19 vaccine now required at Highmark Stadium, Keybank Middle

A test-out choice is not going to be allowed.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Erie County officers joined representatives from Pegula Sports activities & Leisure Tuesday afternoon to announce new well being and security protocols for Highmark Stadium and the KeyBank Middle. 

In keeping with Erie County Govt Mark Poloncarz, all company 12 years outdated and older shall be required to offer proof of at the very least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at any occasion. This new coverage will go into impact for the Buffalo Payments sport on Sept. 26 till Oct. 31. From that time on, solely followers who’re totally vaccinated shall be allowed to attend an occasion at Highmark Stadium.

A test-out choice is not going to be allowed.

Poloncarz says any company below 12 years outdated is not going to be required to be vaccinated as a vaccine just isn’t accessible but for that age group; nevertheless, they are going to be required to put on masks. 

Totally vaccinated company 12 years outdated and older is not going to be required to put on a masks. It’s nonetheless beneficial for folks to put on masks in indoor settings.

On the KeyBank Middle, this coverage will go into impact on Sept. 25 on the Eric Church live performance. Any company attending the live performance shall be required to point out proof of at the very least one vaccine dose. 

As of Oct. 31, company attending an occasion on the KeyBank Middle should be totally vaccinated.

Anybody going to the KeyBank Middle or Highmark Stadium should present both their bodily vaccination card, the New York State Excelsior cross, a Clear Digital Vaccine Card or, for residents exterior of New York, authorities digital vaccine proof. Photocopies of the vaccine card is not going to be accepted.

Poloncarz is reminding those that could also be tempted to offer a faux vaccine card that doing so is a category D felony. 

“Our division of well being sanitarians shall be spot checking people who current precise playing cards, after which confirming thereafter in the event that they’re truly within the system,” Poloncarz stated. “If they don’t seem to be within the system that data shall be offered to legislation enforcement. Should you’re considering you are going to get round this by presenting a faux card – please do not attempt that.”

Season ticket holders who select to not get a COVID vaccine, or don’t wish to share their private well being data, can request a refund for the remaining prorated quantity of their tickets. There shall be no refunds for single-game ticket purchases. Single sport tickets may be be transferred, resold or donated.

The deadline to request refunds for season tickets, is Friday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m.

For extra data on Payments’ tickets, click on right here.

For hockey followers, the Buffalo Sabres say season ticket holders will obtain an e mail that outlines pointers to request a refund for tickets.  Suites and membership seat ticket members will obtain a separate communication with pointers pertaining to their account.

Should you bought half and quarter season tickets, additionally, you will obtain an e mail with pointers on request refunds. 

The deadline to request a refund for season ticket holders or suites for the Sabres 2021 season is Tuesday, September 21 at 5pm. 

For extra data on Sabres’ tickets: https://www.nhl.com/sabres/area/health-and-safety

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