Iowa Events Center to Require Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) – The Iowa Events Center in Des Moines will require proof of vaccination for several concerts in the near future.

This applies to Michael Bublé’s concert next month.

Ticket holders must be vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of the show.

They say it’s not the same as a vaccination passport.

The same requirement will also apply to the James Taylor concert in December.

Children under 12, who cannot be vaccinated, will also need to test negative for COVID-19.

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a law in May banning businesses from requiring proof of vaccination.

It’s also known as the vaccination passport, but staff at the event center say their new requirement is legal.

“This is not a vaccine passport,” said Chris Connolly, general manager of the Iowa Events Center. “Again, if you’ve received your vaccine and show proof of vaccination, you get entry. And if for some reason you don’t want to get the shot or haven’t received it, all you need to do is take a COVID test and show it’s negative within 72 hours, so Whether or. “

The Iowa Events Center says this is an opportunity to make live events safer for artists and the public.

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