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Several Northeast Ohio music venues now require proof of vaccination, negative Covid test

Published: Aug. 18, 2021 at 1:28 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Several Northeast Ohio music and concert venues announced Wednesday they will require negative Covid tests and proof of vaccination to enter.

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The Music Box Supper Club, located on the West Bank of the Flats, is now also requiring guests to show proof of vaccination or have a negative COVID test.

The test must be taken within 72 hours of the concert.

This new policy goes into effect on Monday, Sept. 6.

Guests are also “strongly recommended” to wear a mask, except while eating or drinking.

All Music Box employees are already 100% vaccinated and are wearing masks full time.

“Canceling tours and closing down venues again is just not a workable solution. To avoid this, venues in Northeast Ohio have come together to develop a vaccination policy as a workable solution,” stated owner Colleen and Mike Miller.

Kathy Blackman of the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights tells 19 News they need the community’s support and understanding because it’s what the bands and entertainers are asking for to feel safe, “Hopefully people will understand we’re not trying to be the vaccine police. I get it, people have their own views on this. But this I think is the only way for us to be able to keep everybody safe. We are starting to see a lot of requests across the board, bands were requiring that the venues require either a negative Covid test or a vaccine card.’

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