Major Music Festival Coachella Drops All COVID Mandates

By: Yzora Lopez

https://fox5sandiego.com/news/coronavirus/coachella-stagecoach-dropping-all-covid-vaccine-testing-and-masking-requirements/

After two years of absence, one of the biggest music festivals of the year, Coachella is returning.

              However, the festival has recently just released a statement in which states that festival goers will not have to be vaccinated, tested, or required to wear a mask. 

      On Coachella’s official website, it reads that the festival will take place in accordance with, “applicable public health conditions as of the date of the event and which may change at any time.” 

      Many are expressing their anxiety and anger on Twitter. One user tweeted, “The Coachella news made me have anxiety because I’ve already lost so many people to COVID. If you go please stay safe.”

       Back in August  2021, the Anschutz Entertainment Group that owns the festival, announced that there would be a vaccination requirement for attendants at all events from there on out. But in October of the same year, Coachella rescinded the vaccine mandate and declared that it would instead require the attendees to show a proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test that was taken 72 hours before the event. Since then, the musical festival has decided to drop all of those restrictions. 

        The event is expected to have 250,000 attendees and will headline Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, and Ye and is set to take place from April 15th to April 24th.

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