Providing a glimpse of what life was like pre-pandemic, thousands of people flooded into SoFi Stadium in Inglewood Sunday for a charity concert aimed at boosting confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and raising funds for vaccination efforts worldwide.
But “VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World”, sponsored by relief organization Global Citizen, won’t mark a complete return to normalcy. Attendance was being restricted to people who are “fully vaccinated,” in other words, they must have received their final dose of COVID-19 vaccine no later than April 18. And mask-wearing was required inside the stadium, with the exception of the performers while they were on stage.
“We’re working closely with L.A. County and the state of California to ensure a safe and enjoyable event,” a Global Citizen spokeswoman told City News Service. “We’re following all of the latest guidelines with regards to capacity at the venue and testing protocols to ensure the entire crew and audience are safe.”