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The Metro Now Requires Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination And Photo ID For All Concertgoers

Face masks are also recommended for all Metro concertgoers, but not required.

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WRIGLEYVILLE — Concertgoers at the Metro will need to provide proof of vaccination to get into the venue.

The popular independent music venue announced on social media Tuesday it was implementing the vaccination policy “in the best interest of our most vulnerable communities.”

The venue said that a current negative COVID test will not be acceptable for entry, and all concertgoers must have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days before each show and show a government-issued photo ID.

Face masks are recommended, but not required, Metro said.

The policy comes as Chicago’s positivity rate and average number of daily new cases have spiked in recent weeks and surges are being seen around the country.

“We value our fans more than words can tell, and we greatly appreciate you working with us to ensure the safety of all,” Metro said. “Together, we can keep the music playing within our walls.”

Jake Wittich is a Report for America corps member covering Lakeview, Lincoln Park and LGBTQ communities across the city for Block Club Chicago.

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