The proposed system includes the use of Ticketmaster’s digital ticket application, which will collect information from third-party health information companies (such as IBM’s Digital Health Pass or Claire Health Pass) and testing and vaccine delivery providers (such as Labcarp or CVS Minute Clinic). The goal is to verify the vaccination status of the fans to make sure they have tested negative for COVID-19 in a 24-to-72-hour window.
Ticketmaster has also developed digital ticketing linked to the identity of ticket buyers, as well as a smartvent system to help implement social distance, delayed entry and contact tracing. Event organizers will be able to set specific prevention protocols, including hygiene, mask compliance, and social distance.
Pitchfork has also reached out to representatives of Live Nation Entertainment regarding potential fees related to Ticketmaster’s COVID-19 vaccine status policy.
Scientists in Germany recently Published findings from their experiment On the transmission of coronavirus in concert. The study, whose peers have not been reviewed, found that the risk of spreading coronavirus in indoor concerts is “extremely low” as long as the concertrooms adhere to hygiene protocols and have good ventilation and limiting capacity of the venue.
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