How Music Festivals Are Moving Forward Despite the Delta Variant

Thousands of New Yorkers will descend upon the Great Lawn in Central Park on Saturday for the “We Love NYC Homecoming Concert.” The scene will probably resemble those from a prepandemic time: large and tightly packed audiences, crowd surfing, no social distancing. The concert is the next big show to hit New York City despite the increase in Covid-19 cases.

In an effort to get as many New Yorkers vaccinated as possible, the Homecoming Week concerts, including the big show at Central Park, are only open to those who are vaccinated and those who have medical exemptions from vaccination.

The vaccination requirements are slightly different from the ones that other music festivals in the city are implementing.

To enter the Great Lawn show, attendees must have at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine if they are 12 years old and older. Anyone younger than 12 must wear a mask and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult. Since the concert is outdoors, masks will not be required for anyone else.

Attendees must provide proof of vaccination in the form of a physical vaccination card, photo of a vaccination card, New York City Covid Safe App or a New York State Excelsior Pass.

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