Coachella is making a U-turn … ditching its plan to enforce a mandatory vaccination policy for ticketholders, and instead settling for testing negative right before the event.
The announcement came down Tuesday via an update on Coachella’s official IG page — which is run by AEG Presents — saying, “After seeing first-hand the low transmission data and successful implementation of safety protocols at our other festivals this past month, we feel confident we can update our health policy.”
The change … allowing folks to come to Coachella (and other AEG Presents events, it seems) without having to prove they’re vaxxed. Instead, you can just show a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the day you’re attending.
This is a serious about-face from what AEG honchos said just a couple months ago — when they announced they’d be requiring proof of vaccines, adding they felt they’d be on the right side of history, and that it was in the best interest of everyone.