UMS: You’re gonna need proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to party
The Underground Music Showcase team says they’re implementing the policy to ensure that “this UMS will rock.”
The Underground Music Showcase has joined a growing list of businesses and events requiring proof of vaccination.
In a social media post today, the indie music festival announced ticket holders, staff and on-site vendors will only be granted entry if they can provide proof that they’ve been vaccinated, or have received a recent negative COVID test. Once inside the event, there will be no separate sections for vaccinated or unvaccinated attendees, and while masks are not required, UMS will encourage them in indoor spaces.
“It’s the right thing to do, and the way we’ll be able to rock the way we want to,” the festival’s website says. The page explains that the new policy will help guests “rage” more safely, gives artists the chance to perform the shows they want without concerns about a packed venue, and that reducing risk of COVID spread might help ensure South Broadway venues can continue to host live music events this summer and beyond.
The site says that people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose. To enter the event, guests are expected to be fully vaccinated by August 13th. They may provide proof of their status with a vaccine card, a digital or printed photo of their vaccine card, or official documentation from an electronic health record or state Immunization Information System record. Guests must also provide a matching ID.
If guests aren’t able to get fully vaccinated by August 13th, UMS will also accept either proof of a negative COVID test up to 72 hours before entry, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours before entry. UMS will accept either an official printed document from the lab or test provider or an email or text confirmation from the lab or test provider. The documentation must include your name, date of negative test and type of test taken. Guests must also show a matching photo ID.
UMS will rock Denver this summer, August 27-29. The festival’s website says that ticketholders unwilling to comply with the new policy may request a refund. If you have been vaccinated and need a record, you can locate your immunization records on the CDPHE’s Colorado Immunization Information System portal.