While COVID-19 vaccination requirements for concerts in Bangor won't go into effect this season, a couple of Portland venues are requiring them effective immediately.

Concert promoters around the country have announced they will start requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a recent negative test, effective October 4. In Bangor, Waterfront Concerts confirmed because all the shows on the schedule fall prior to October 4, the new requirements won't apply. However if you plan on attending some shows in Portland, things may be different.

The State Theatre and Thompson's Point will now require all concert goers and staff to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. According to the venues, fans will have to show "proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test from the past 48 hours, along with a matching photo ID. Proof of vaccination can be your physical vaccine card or a photo of your card. Children under 12 are exempt from this policy."

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Bangor Arts Exchange recently announced a similar policy.

The new decision to require proof of vaccinations or a negative test comes amid surges in the Delta variant of COVID-19 throughout the country.

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