If you’re planning to catch an Anchorage Concert Association show this year, you must be prepared to either prove you have the COVID vax or show a negative COVID test. Additionally, everyone will be required to mask up regardless of vaccination status.
The announcement claims to be in accord with CDC guidelines, which recommend that employers require masks for all employees and customers. Additionally, President Joe Biden has pressured private entities to mandate COVID shots.
“Masks must be worn at all times while visiting Alaska Center for the Performing Arts except when eating or drinking in designated areas,” the concert association’s new policy states.
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Those unwilling to mask or get the COVID shot can refund their tickets, as can anyone who test positive for COVID, exhibits symptoms or who comes in close contact with a COVID-positive person.
To refund tickets, contact the CenterTix box office at 263-2787 or complete this form.
The new policy was announced at a time when new studies are showing that vaccinated individuals carry the same viral load as the unvaxed, meaning they can spread the virus just as easily. Additionally, vaccine effectiveness is waning, according to the CDC.