LA Coliseum to require full vaccination or negative test for NASCAR race

The LA Coliseum venue will also require masks, at all times

In a few weeks, NASCAR will enter the LA Coliseum. The first race of the 2022 season will be run in Los Angeles, California. The temporary race track is a 1/4-mile bullring, built at a cost around $1 million.

The event is a groundbreaking idea. NASCAR hasn’t run on a 1/4-mile track in the modern era and the show is expected to be thrilling.

Additionally, the exhibition race will be the first official event run with the Next Gen car. The new chassis is a spec design, identical from team to team. That’s also a first for NASCAR.

With all the excitement, tickets for the event are going fast. However, fans may or may not be aware of a list of rules regarding entry into the California facility.

In 2020, NASCAR was one of the first sports back since the beginning of the pandemic. At first, races were held without fans.

Soon after, NASCAR also became one of the first sports to brings fans back to the stands. At first, it was on a limited basis but that soon followed by full-capacity stadiums.

The rules are different from state to state and thus track to track. In general, many tracks requested fans wear masks, until they reached their seat. The mask exception is to eat or drink.

The LA Coliseum will require NASCAR fans to wear masks, at all times. Additionally, they’ll become the first NASCAR race to require vaccination at the entry and/or a negative COVID-19 test.

Many drivers and crew members have stated their not vaccinated. It remains unclear how the venue will handle event participants, who may fall under a different code of rules.

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Highlights: LA Coliseum Rules

Here’s a highlighted list of rules:

COVID-19: “All patrons ages 5 and older are required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result prior to entry.”

Cashless: “The Coliseum is cashless.  Only credit/debit cards and mobile pay are accepted.”

Smoking: “The Coliseum is a no smoking venue.  Smoking, smokeless tobacco and smoking implements are prohibited in all areas of the Coliseum.”

Seat Cushions: “Only approved seat cushions may be carried into the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Clear seat cushions WITHOUT pockets, zippers, compartments, or covers are permitted.”

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LA Coliseum - NASCAR Track
LA Coliseum – NASCAR Track

COVID-19 vaccination or negative test

Here’s the full info on the COVID rules regarding venue entry:

“You have our commitment to deliver the best experience for our guests and employees in a safe and clean environment.  We are working closely with and are following State of California Department of Public Health and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidance in association with USC Keck Medicine committed to supporting the health, safety, and well-being of our community.”

“In accordance with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s updated guidelines for Outdoor Mega Events, all patrons ages 5 and older are required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result prior to entry.  Children under age 5 are exempt.  

When providing a negative test result, the test must be either a PCR test taken within 2 days before the event or an antigen test taken within 1 day before the event.  Adults 18+ must also have a Photo ID to show at entry.

All guests must continue to wear masks/face coverings at all times, regardless of vaccination status, except while actively eating or drinking.”

“If you have a temperature of 100 degrees or higher you may not enter the venue.”

Los Angeles Coliseum - NASCAR Track
Los Angeles Coliseum – NASCAR Track
Vaccinated: Terms

“Full vaccination is defined as having received the final dose in the COVID-19 vaccine series at least two (2) weeks prior to the event.”

Here are the accepted forms of proof of vaccination:

-Physical Vaccination Card

-Photo or copy of Vaccination Card

-Digital Vaccination Card from health provider

You are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after:

-Got a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, or

-Got a second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or

-You finished the series of a COVID-19 vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Negative Test: Terms

“Without proof of vaccination, attendees must have a negative COVID-19 test prior to entry. Results must come from test provider or laboratory and be in a printed, email, or text form (Home tests will NOT be accepted). All results must include name, type of test and date of test.”

Here are the accepted forms of proof of negative test:

-PCR Test taken within 2 days of the start of the event.

-Antigen Test taken within 1 day of the start of the event.

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