Aura in downtown Portland on Wednesday joined a growing list of local concert halls to announce a vaccination policy for members of the public.
People attending a concert or event in Aura will need to present a completed vaccination ID and be fully vaccinated two weeks prior or present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous 72 hours, according to a release sent by the place of Center Street. Wednesday. The new policy goes into effect on September 17, when rock band Pop Evil is scheduled to perform.
Aura, which has a capacity of around 1,000 people, has been hosting indoor concerts since June.
Other Portland sites that have recently implemented vaccine requirements include the State Theater, Thompson’s Point, One Longfellow Square, and Portland House of Music. Other Maine venues with vaccination policies include the Boothbay Harbor Opera House and the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield.
Some of the performing arts presenters who have announced vaccination policies for the public include the Maine State Music Theater, Portland Ovations, and the Portland Symphony Orchestra.
At Aura, refunds can be requested by people who purchased tickets to a show that went on sale before Wednesday and are unable to attend due to lack of vaccination or testing, according to Aura’s statement. For more information on Aura’s vaccination policy, see the full description at Aura’s Facebook page.
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