Jul 28, 2021

Just Announced: Lollapalooza to Require Vaccination Card or Negative Test for Entry

Want to head to Lollapalooza? Get your Vaccine card ready, or a current pcr test to enjoy the tunes, the music festival provides every year.

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The four-day festival starts Thursday and is expected to be back at full capacity, with roughly 100,000 daily attendees. After the festival cancelled last summer because of the threat of the coronavirus, it will easily be Chicago’s largest gathering since the pandemic started. This year’s festival will be different than Lollapalooza’s of the past. To gain entry, attendees will have to present their vaccination cards or a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 test that is no more than 72 hours old. That means that anyone with a four-day pass who isn’t vaccinated will have to get tested twice. Furthermore, anyone who isn’t vaccinated will have to wear a mask.

Despite the recent spike in cases caused by the highly contagious delta variant, Dr. Allison Arwady, the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, said this week that she feels comfortable with Lollapalooza going ahead as planned because of the precautions organizers are taking, saying they have gone “above and beyond.”