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Large indoor events must require vaccination proof


Effective immediately, the State requires that all attendees at indoor mega events show proof of full vaccination or a negative test result prior to entry. Self-attestation can no longer be used to verify an attendee’s status as fully vaccinated or as proof of a negative COVID-19 test result.

Indoor mega events are those with 1,000 or more attendees indoors and include conventions, conferences, expos, concerts, shows, nightclubs, sporting events, live entertainment, and festivals.

Acceptable proof of vaccination status includes a photo identification with any one of the following:

• CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card

(white card)

• World Health Organization (WHO) vaccine

record card (yellow card)

• California Department of Public Health

(CDPH) COVID-19 digital vaccination record

• Other COVID-19 digital vaccination record

issued by an approved company

• Documentation of vaccination from the

healthcare provider or entity that provided the

COVID-19 vaccines

• California Immunization Registry (CAIR2)

vaccination record

The vaccination proof should include the person’s name, type of COVID-19 vaccine, and the date of the doses administered. The person can show the vaccination card, a photo of the card as a separate document, or a photo of the card stored on a phone or electronic device.

Acceptable proof of a negative test includes a photo identification with testing results that must include the person’s name, type of COVID-19 viral test performed, and negative test result.  The date when the COVID-19 test was taken must be within the 72 hours prior to the event. The test results can be a printed copy or on a phone, including an email or text message results from the test provider or laboratory.

“Safety measures at places where large crowds gather with many opportunities for intermingling such as universal masking and negative test or vaccination status verification requirements are sensible measures that lower the risk for transmission of the virus at higher risk settings,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of Public Health.