Add Bridgestone Arena in Nashville to a rising record of venues which have chosen to observe their very own model of science by implementing oppressive COVID protocols.
The dwelling of the Nashville Predators and numerous different leisure occasions annually introduced right now that patrons should present proof of vaccination or a destructive COVID check to enter the premises. The Predators, who’ve known as Bridgestone Arena dwelling for greater than 20 years, are the 14th group within the National Hockey League planning to begin the 2021-22 season in a venue with related COVID restrictions.
Arena officers did concede that the coverage is fluid and topic to leisure after Nov. 15, relying on native and state well being suggestions.
“Throughout the pandemic we have been consistent in stating that the health and wellness of all arena guests, Predators fans, our employees, players and performers is our number one priority,” mentioned Sean Henry, President and CEO of Bridgestone Arena and the Nashville Predators.
“Just two months in the past, we believed that we had been returning to a way of normalcy, however sadly, with the influence of the delta variant, that has not been the case. We are united with well being care professionals in our perception that the one technique to finish this pandemic is to get extra folks vaccinated.
“To that end, we want to do our part with these policies to make sure that our game and event attendees are as safe as possible and, at the same time, we will use our public platform to amplify the message of the importance of vaccines in hopes of encouraging more people to get vaccinated.”
Children underneath 12 years outdated will be capable of enter the venue so long as they put on a masks your entire period of their go to. Nothing says ‘safety’ like slapping a diaper over your child’s mouth in a constructing filled with vaccinated, destructive patrons. Of course, Bridgestone will advocate that each one patrons proceed to put on face coverings, no matter vaccination standing. Why? Because on the finish of the day, no one really is aware of a rattling factor, and but we proceed to parade round mindlessly, vanquishing civil liberties at each flip.
“On behalf of all or our health care workers and staff battling this pandemic every hour of every day, I’d like to thank our partners at Bridgestone Arena for having the courage to step forward like this,” mentioned Dr. C. Wright Pinson, Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “We all recognize that the only way to stem the COVID-19 pandemic in middle Tennessee and across the country is to increase vaccination levels and we salute our local leaders, like those at Bridgestone Arena and the Predators for doing their part.”