COVID-19 UPDATE – EFFECTIVE 9/7/21
Starting Tues. 9/7/21, we will be requiring proof of vaccination (card or photo of card) or a negative COVID test as of 48 hours for all ticketed events/live shows. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
HOW DO I SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION WHEN I ARRIVE?
Acceptable documentation may be a physical or digital copy of a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, or other proof
as permitted locally that can be matched with your Driver’s License or State ID.
WHAT IF I FORGET MY PROOF OF VACCINATION OR NEGATIVE TEST RESULT?
You will not get in, so please don’t forget.
WHAT INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED ON THE TEST RESULT?
A test result must be in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy and must include:
1. Type of test (indicating it is a NAAT or antigen test)
2. Entity issuing the result (e.g. laboratory, healthcare entity, or telehealth service)
3. Specimen collection date. A negative test result must show the specimen was collected within 72 hours of
4. Information that identifies the person (full name plus at least one other identifier such as date of birth or
5. Test Result
6. Please also be prepared to show your Driver’s License or State ID
WILL I STILL HAVE TO WEAR A MASK?
No. However, guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks regardless of vaccination status except while actively
eating and drinking.
Refund policies vary by venue. If you intend to request a refund, please email the venue directly, as soon as
HOW TO SAVE YOUR VACCINATION CARD ON YOUR PHONE
Take a picture: If you go this route, consider placing it in a hidden album so it can't be viewed from your library.
This also avoids the awkward scenario of having to scroll through the abyss of your camera roll to pull up your
vaccine card. On an iPhone, after you take a picture of your card, go to the Share button on Photos, then select
Hide. The image will be placed in a Hidden album you can find by tapping Albums, then scrolling to Utilities. If you
use a Google Pixel or Samsung Galaxy smartphone, you can create locked folders to store your COVID-19 vaccine
Scan it to your smartphone: If you’re using an iPhone, scanning your COVID-19 card using the Notes app adds a
little more security. To do this, start a new note, then tap on the camera. Go down to Scan Document and add your
card with the built-in scanner. You can then choose to lock it with a passcode. Any time you tap on the note, it will
ask you to type a passcode to view.
Pass options: If you own an Android device running the Android 5 operating system or later, you can store your
vaccine card as a pass.
To schedule an appointment by phone, call your local pharmacy or 1-
800- WALGREENS (1-800-925-4733).
RITE AID https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/services/covid-19-testing
NORTHEAST OHIO VENUES ANNOUNCE VACCINATION POLICY
August 18, 2021 – Today, more than a dozen regional music clubs and theaters banded together to announce they will be requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests for entry into their establishments. The decision follows a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases statewide and a growing number of similar announcements by cities, venues, and promoters nationwide. In a release yesterday, Governor DeWine noted, “The spread of the Delta variant has dramatically accelerated since I last spoke 10 days ago. We are at the high level of cases since last February.” Adding, “Today 3,235 positive COVID-19 cases were reported. To put that into context, there have been three days in the last week with more than 3,000 newly reported cases. Prior to the past week, there hasn’t been a single day with over 3,000 newly reported cases since February.”
"Many national touring bands are now requiring that venues have a policy of only vaccinated staff members on site during their show and that patrons also prove they have been vaccinated or are COVID negative,” said Cindy Barber, Co-Owner of Beachland Ballroom & Tavern. “And some may still require masks, but this policy may help keep our schedules mostly intact," she added. “As Northeast Ohio venues, we all want to have the same base policy so our fans can understand and feel protected when they come out to support live music.
"The new policy will be in full effect no later than Tuesday, September 7th. Patrons will be required to show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test within 48 hours of entry at venues throughout Northeast Ohio. These restrictions will remain in place indefinitely and are subject to change with current public health conditions and as guidance is reevaluated.
Added Jill Bacon Madden, owner of Jilly’s Music Room, “As regional venue owners and operators, we are united in prioritizing the health and safety of our patrons, staff, artists – and our businesses. We were thrilled to reopen and invite people to gather and celebrate live music, performances, and film again. The rise in COVID cases coupled with vaccine hesitancy is a threat to the live entertainment economy. We are committed to taking positive action to get through and rise above it.”
REGIONAL VENUES IMPLEMENTING THE NEW POLICY INCLUDE:
Policies may vary slightly. Please consult venue websites for more information & requirements.
The Agora/AEG (CLE)
Beachland Ballroom and Tavern (CLE)
Bop Stop at the Music Settlement (CLE)
The Foundry Concert Club (Lakewood)
Grog Shop (Cleveland Heights)
Happy Dog (CLE)
Jilly’s Music Room (Akron)
Music Box Supper Club (CLE)
The Nightlight (Akron)
The Rialto Theater (Akron)
Westside Bowl (Youngstown)
The Winchester Music Tavern (Lakewood)