ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla .– Some of the performers coming to the iTHINK (formerly Coral Sky) Financial Amphitheater are starting to demand “health checks” before fans can enter the venue from Thursday night’s Maroon 5 show.
Live Nation, the venue owner, issued health check instructions to ticket holders on their website informing them of the new policy that began for the Maroon 5 tour on August 18. And ticket holders who have already purchased tickets for Thursday’s rescheduled performance have received further instructions via email.
What you need to know before you go
- Fans will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the Thursday night broadcast or be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (14 days after the last vaccine).
- Children under 12 must take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 48 hours of the event and will be required to provide proof of a negative result before entering the iTHINK Financial Amphitheater.
The event organizer requires that fans agree to the conditions below before purchasing tickets and entering the event. Please note that these confirmations will apply to all members of your party before they are allowed to participate in the event and to all users of the tickets you have purchased. By purchasing tickets for this event, I confirm that at the time of the event, I will have received a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the event, OR be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (14 days after the last vaccine). Children under 12 will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 48 hours of the event and provide proof of a negative result before entering the site. Wearing a mask will be encouraged. Entry requirements are subject to change.
The Maroon 5 website released a statement saying, “We want our fans to stay safe and healthy and we really want to bring the show to all cities as planned!”
We want you to know that our top priority is the safety and well-being of our fans as well as those of the men and women who work hard and make these events possible. To this end, we would like to convey our support for recent news regarding exhibitions starting to require additional protocols for entry, therefore from August 16 and in the following markets, proof of a negative test result within 48 hours after your exposure OR a full vaccination will be required to attend.
Details have been sent to ticket holders in these markets via email and you can also check each site’s website for more information.
Thank you all for understanding this precaution. We want our fans to stay safe and healthy and we really want to bring the show to all the cities as planned!
WPTV NewsChannel 5 reached out to Live Nation early Thursday morning to ask how Maroon 5’s policy enforcement would work on Thursday night’s show and is awaiting a response.
However, the venue website said, “… Some common measures may include, but are not limited to: proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination, proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test result before entering the event , a quick COVID-19 test on site, or by participating in a short health questionnaire. “
Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order in April to ban so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports in Florida, “It is totally unacceptable that the government or the private sector require you to show proof of vaccine just to be able to participate in normal society.
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Christina Pushaw, press secretary to Governor Ron DeSantis, added further, telling the Florida Times Union: “If bystanders can provide a negative COVID test instead of a vaccine passport, it is acceptable under the law. People who wish to present proof of vaccination instead of a COVID test are free to do so. It just cannot be coerced.
President Joe Biden has called on resistant Republican governors to “deviate” from vaccine rules aimed at containing the most transmissible and dangerous COVID-19 variant. He supported municipal and private mandates requiring people to be vaccinated to go about their daily activities.
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Live Nation reported that masks are not mandatory but encouraged at the iThink Financial Amphitheater.
There are currently three performances scheduled at the iTHINK Financial Amphitheater requiring health checks, including Maroon 5, Kiss and Lil Baby.