Ball Arena and Paramount will lift COVID-19 protocols on March 12

DENVER — Sports fans and music fans will soon be able to leave their COVID-19 vaccine cards and masks at home if they attend events at the Ball Arena and the Paramount Theater.

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) officials announced on Wednesday that they will be lifting all COVID-19 safety protocols for both venues starting this Saturday, March 12.

This means that anyone who goes to see the Nuggets, Avs, Colorado Mammoth or any other entertainment show will not be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test before entering the gate. Wearing a mask will also no longer be compulsory.

Safety protocols, which have been in place since November 10, 2021, will remain in effect for events at both venues this Thursday and Friday, and for the Billie Eilish concert at the Ball Arena on March 19.

“Since the start of the pandemic, the health, safety and well-being of our fans, staff, vendors, athletes and performers has been our top priority and after discussions with officials at local, state and federal health officials as well as with officials from the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), National Lacrosse League (NLL) and various concert and entertainment entities, we have decided to raise all current COVID-19 entry protocols as of March 12, 2022,” said Matt Bell, Senior Vice President of Venue Operations for KSE.

Officials said they will continue to honor event-specific COVID-19 protocols when requested by an artist or performer, so be sure to check what the protocols will be for a specific event before proceeding. exit.

“While certain NBA, NHL and NLL restrictions will remain in place regarding players, coaches and team support staff, we are ready to safely take this next important step and bring our operations back to life. daily for our fans at pre-pandemic levels and we will continue to work with local, state and federal health officials as well as our league officials to continuously monitor any changes in the COVID-19 landscape in the weeks and the months ahead,” Bell said.

KSE officials said in a press release that they would continue to work with local and state health officials on COVID-19 and other public health issues, but refrained from commenting on whether those protocols might return. at both sites if the trajectory of the pandemic changes in the coming month.

Bob McDonald, executive director of the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE), said in a statement that the lifting of these restrictions is “part of the process of moving into the next phase of managing COVID-19. in our city”.

Denver’s one-week incidence rate was 25 cases per 100,000 people as of March 5 according to city data. The current one-week positivity rate in Denver is 2.3%.

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