A test-out possibility won’t be allowed.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Erie County officers joined representatives from Pegula Sports activities & Leisure Tuesday afternoon to announce new well being and security protocols for Highmark Stadium and the KeyBank Heart. 

In response to Erie County Government Mark Poloncarz, all visitors 12 years outdated and older will probably be required to supply proof of at the least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at any occasion. This new coverage will go into impact for the Buffalo Payments sport on Sept. 26 till Oct. 31. From that time on, solely followers who’re totally vaccinated will probably be allowed to attend an occasion at Highmark Stadium.

A test-out possibility won’t be allowed.

Poloncarz says any visitors below 12 years outdated won’t be required to be vaccinated as a vaccine just isn’t out there but for that age group; nonetheless, they are going to be required to put on masks. 

Totally vaccinated visitors 12 years outdated and older won’t be required to put on a masks. It’s nonetheless beneficial for individuals to put on masks in indoor settings.

On the KeyBank Heart, this coverage will go into impact on Sept. 25 on the Eric Church live performance. Any visitors attending the live performance will probably be required to indicate proof of at the least one vaccine dose. 

As of Oct. 31, visitors attending an occasion on the KeyBank Heart have to be totally vaccinated.

Anybody going to the KeyBank Heart or Highmark Stadium should present both their bodily vaccination card, the New York State Excelsior go, a Clear Digital Vaccine Card or, for residents exterior of New York, authorities digital vaccine proof. Photocopies of the vaccine card won’t be accepted.

Poloncarz is reminding those that could also be tempted to supply a pretend vaccine card that doing so is a category D felony. 

“Our division of well being sanitarians will probably be spot checking people who current precise playing cards, after which confirming thereafter in the event that they’re really within the system,” Poloncarz stated. “If they don’t seem to be within the system that info will probably be supplied to legislation enforcement. For those who’re pondering you are going to get round this by presenting a pretend card – please do not attempt that.”

Season ticket holders who select to not get a COVID vaccine, or don’t wish to share their private well being info, can request a refund for the remaining prorated quantity of their tickets. There will probably be no refunds for single-game ticket purchases. Single sport tickets might be be transferred, resold or donated.

The deadline to request refunds for season tickets, is Friday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m.

For extra info on Payments’ tickets, click on right here.

For hockey followers, the Buffalo Sabres say season ticket holders will obtain an e mail that outlines tips to request a refund for tickets.  Suites and membership seat ticket members will obtain a separate communication with tips pertaining to their account.

For those who bought half and quarter season tickets, additionally, you will obtain an e mail with tips on how one can request refunds. 

The deadline to request a refund for season ticket holders or suites for the Sabres 2021 season is Tuesday, September 21 at 5pm. 

For extra info on Sabres’ tickets: https://www.nhl.com/sabres/area/health-and-safety