For this week, the Friday Focus examined Covid vs Concerts. After a financially barren year in 2020, both concerts promoters and patrons alike are incredibly eager to return to the dance floor. Concerts are selling out at an unprecedented pace, as exhibited by many artists selling out tens of thousands of tickets in a matter of minutes.
The unprecedented demand for concerts is in the backdrop of the Delta variant spreading rapidly throughout the U.S., with nearly half of the country experiencing a doubling in cases over the past two weeks. Although the fact still remains that the vast majority of these cases are amongst unvaccinated individuals, it poses a direct threat to events moving forward without a hitch over the coming months. Foo Fighters and the NY Yankees just this past week cancelled events due to positive tests of Covid.
Concert promoters and companies need to be on top of rapidly changing restrictions. Here at KOACORE, our partners Bloom Health and CLEARED4 can provide comprehensive testing and vaccine validation to ensure your event spaces are safe from contracting Covid.