Tucson venues require proof of vaccination to attend events
TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) – The Fox Tucson Theater, a live entertainment hotspot, held its doors closed for 529 days due to the pandemic.
“The live events industry was the first to shut down. We were only open last week for our first event since March 2020, ”said Bonnie Schock, Executive Director of the Fox Tucson Theater.
The theater wants to stay open. Schock said the best way to ensure this is to take all the precautions you can.
“On September 20, we will introduce an obligation for all participants to provide evidence of vaccination or a negative COVID test,” said Schock.
The Fox Theater is one of 15 venues in Arizona that require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to attend an event. The Fox Theater staff want the process to be as simple as scanning a ticket at the front door.
“We assume that we will ask people to simply show their vaccination card or test results on their phone. It can be a photo of it. It can be the card itself,” said Schock.
All 15 participating venues have agreed to implement the new rule by September 20, 2021. Schock said their decision was about setting a standard in the industry.
“We all have to help make spaces like the Fox come back,” said Schock.
It is up to the public to decide whether they are willing to follow new rules in order to keep attending events.
“I think it’s okay to ask for such evidence. I wish everyone would. Not only public places like this one, but also schools and restaurants woman who wanted to remain anonymous.
“If they feel that what they do and how they do their business is best for them, it’s up to them,” said Ryan Sanford, Tucson resident.