COVID-19 Safety Policies for Live Events
Last updated May 21, 2022.
Please Note: The First Congregational Church of Los Angeles still requires proof of vaccination, upon entrance to their facilities or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within three days prior to the event, or show a positive test result for documentation of recovery from COVID-19 from no earlier than 90 days and no later than 10 days prior to the event. Proof of identification in the form of a driver's license or government-issued photo identification must be shown upon entry. As soon as their policies change we will let you know.
Acceptable proof of a COVID-19 vaccination includes a CDC vaccination card, a photocopy of the card, or a photo of the card on a mobile device. Cardholders must be at least two weeks past receiving their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the second dose in a two-dose series vaccine (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna).
Vaccines administered internationally must be on the WHO emergency use listing to be accepted.
For those who cannot provide proof of vaccination, documentation of
a negative test taken within three days prior to the event; OR
a positive test result for documentation of recovery from COVID-19 from no earlier than 90 days and no later than 10 days prior to the event will be accepted. The test must be a SARS-CoV-2 viral test (either nucleic acid amplification test [NAAT], including polymerase chain reaction [PCR], or antigen test) with Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Certain self-tests that have been approved for international travel into the U.S. can be used for entry to designated events. For self-tests, the testing procedure must include real-time supervision of the self-administration through either a telehealth (live video and audio) service affiliated with the manufacturer of the test or in-person observation by pharmacy/lab staff (e.g., via a drive-through service). Some FDA-authorized self-tests that include telehealth service may require a prescription. Review additional information about self-test procedures and requirements in the FAQs.
All test results must be in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy). The documentation must include:
1. Test result.
2. Type of test (indicating it was a NAAT or antigen test).
3. Entity issuing the result (e.g., laboratory, healthcare entity, or telehealth service).
3. Specimen collection date. A negative test result must show the specimen was collected within the three days before the event to be attended.
4. A positive test result for documentation of recovery from COVID-19 must show the specimen was collected within the three months before the event.
5. Accompanying proof of identification in the form of a driver's license or other document that visibly identifies the person on the test result.
Face Coverings - All guests aged five and older will be required to follow current face-covering requirements which may include wearing a mask at all times through the venue including in seats, except when actively eating and drinking. See the current face-covering regulations. An appropriate face covering fully covers the nose and mouth, is not constructed of mesh or lace, and does not have openings, holes, valves, or vents.
Children under age 12 do not need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is considered fully vaccinated?
You are considered “fully vaccinated” after:
14 days after receiving a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccinations administered outside of the US must be “EOI accepted” by the World Health Association and have a fully completed series according to the manufacturer of the vaccine.
Why does the requirement specify three days rather than 72 hours? What is considered three days? What is the earliest I can test before an event?
The three-day period is three calendar days before the event. The requirement uses a three-day time frame instead of 72 hours to provide more flexibility for the attendees. By using a three-day window, test validity does not depend on the time of the event or the time of day that the test was administered. For a Saturday event, the earliest day to test is Wednesday.
What happens if I don't have proof of vaccination or proof of a recent negative test?
Attendees will be required to present proof of vaccination, show a negative COVID-19 test result taken within three days prior to the event, or show a positive test result for documentation of recovery from COVID-19 from no earlier than 90 days and no later than 10 days prior to the event in order to enter the venue. If an attendee is not able to present one of these three pieces of information, event staff will deny entry. No refunds will be given but a voucher may be requested for a future event. Season ticket holders will not be issued a voucher since they were aware of these requirements before purchase.
My child does not have photo ID. What should we do?
Parents or accompanying adults may vouch for minors who present a vaccine card or negative test results.
My child is not old enough to be vaccinated. Is a negative test result required for them to attend a designated event?
Children under the age of 12 do not have to present test results for entry.
I'm not vaccinated. Where can I get a COVID-19 test before an event to meet requirements for a negative test?
We recommend that individuals who are not vaccinated get vaccinated. Those who cannot get vaccinated and need a test should utilize commercial COVID-19 test providers who administer pre-travel screening tests that can provide results within 72 hours.