CircuitMom to require vaccination card or negative test to attend weekend events
Wed. August 4, 2021 8:21 AM by GoPride.com News Staff
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“Due to the rising concerns about the recent uptick in COVID cases, we are instating proof of vaccination in addition to COVID policies for our events for Market Days weekend (and for the foreseeable future),” CircuitMOM posted on social media.
The announcement follows a similar change in policy by a majority of LGBTQ bars and nightclubs in Chicago as the city saw a jump in new COVID-19 statistics.
As of Tuesday, the city's positivity rate stood at 3.3%, up from 2.6% last week.
Last week, Howard Brown Health, the most well-known LGBTQ health provider in the region, recommended strict mitigation protocols for large events like Market Days and the upcoming Pride parade.
Despite rising case numbers, Chicago public health commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady has stressed 99.9% of vaccinated Chicagoans have not tested positive for COVID-19 since they got the shot. She added that 99.99% of that group has not been hospitalized with COVID-19.
“Definitely cases are on the rise,” Arwady said during a Tuesday news conference. “The delta variant is here. We've been watching it rise over the last few weeks. I expect that to continue.”
Arwady encouraged people wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.
Related: Northalsted Market Days to offer free testing ahead, vaccinations