Wizards and Capitals fans planning to attend a game at Capital One Arena should be prepared for DC’s citywide vaccine mandate for indoor facilities.
Wizards and Capitals fans looking to attend a match at Capital One Arena should be prepared for DCs citywide vaccination mandate for indoor facilities.
Starting with the Wizards’ home on Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers, fans 12 and older will be required to show evidence of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
For several months, Capital One Arena has been using the CLEAR app to help customers access certain events or seats that already require proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
“This is something we’ve been doing since August since we’ve been back to events,” said Jordan Silberman, General Manager of Capital One Arena.
“Because most concerts have some sort of vaccination requirements and select seats at Wizards games require the same, we have the system in place to make sure we get people in quickly and efficiently.”
The advice is for people who come to Capital One Arena to download the CLEAR app and use the Health Pass product. On the Health Pass of the CLEAR app, there is a Capital One Arena option that helps users upload their information to match their vaccination records with their identity.
From Silberman’s experience at Capital One Arena, which kicked off with an Eagles concert last August, the CLEAR Health Pass option has worked well.
“It’s almost a non-issue. It becomes second nature to a lot of people’, says Silberman.
“I think as this becomes common practice for restaurants and other entertainment venues, it’s like showing your ticket or going through security. What could have seemed different or a change in the past will become a common practice for people as they enter locations.”
If fans are unable to use CLEAR, a photo or paper copy of their vaccination card along with photo IDs will be accepted. Masks are still required for all those present in the building unless actively eating or drinking.
“It’s definitely something that definitely provides peace of mind for anyone who comes to the site that everyone here is vaccinated,” Silberman said.
“Our staff has been vaccinated since August, we are in a good place and are just excited that more and more people are coming back.”
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