CDPH Strengthens Vaccine Verification Requirements for Large Events

This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced modifications to its “Beyond the Blueprint” COVID-19 guidance for large events to strengthen COVID-19 precautions for large events. Beginning September 20, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to the event will be required for indoor gatherings with 1,000 or more attendees. Currently, vaccine verification or pre-entry negative testing is only required for indoor events with 5,000 or more attendees.

In addition to reducing the attendee threshold, CDPH will remove self-attestation as an acceptable method of verifying a person’s vaccination status. These changes will remain in effect until November 1, 2021.

Additional information from CDPH is available here.