No Masks, No Vaccines, And No COVID Tests Required At Upcoming Coachella

Posted February 15, 2022 by with 9 comments

Woo hoo! COVID is officially over! Enjoy the show! (Assuming another variant doesn’t pop up in the next two months that overwhelms hospitals again, and assuming you’re not one of the 200,000 people still being infected every day, and assuming you’re not one of the 2,000+ people still dying every day.) Via Deadline:

Vaccinations, masks and Covid tests are out at this year’s Coachella and Stagecoach festivals, according to postings on their respective official web sites.

“In accordance with local guidelines, there will be no vaccination, testing or masking requirements at Coachella 2022,” reads the “Health & Safety” page for the Goldenvoice-produced event. Ditto the same page on the Stagecoach site.

Face coverings are, however, “recommended to protect against desert dust.”

Queried yesterday what precautions he would take at such an event, California Director of Health and Human Services Dr. Mark Ghaly said, “If you’re asking my advice, keep your mask near you [and] try to be in a group where you know other people are vaccinated.”

The festivals, which have been canceled or delayed multiple times during the pandemic, will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.

Harry Styles, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Dojo Cat, Flume, Danny Elfman, 21 Savage, Phoebe Bridgers, Big Sean, Brockhampton, Run the Jewels, Fatboy Slim are among the acts performing at Coachella across the weekends of April 15th, 16th & 17th and April 22, 23 & 24.

[Deadline: Coachella & Stagecoach: No Mask, No Vaccine, No Test, No Problem]