California will soon be allowed to host indoor concerts. They’ve taken a big step towards normalcy, as the state is reaching record lows for positive COVID-19 tests. Due to this, the California Department of Public Health have announced that they will be moving to the “red tier” of safety guidelines by April 15.
In the red tier, venues that have a capacity of 1,500 people will be allow to host events at 10% capacity, and 20% capacity for venues larger than that. Private events allowed to happen indoor with a limit of 50 people. If all attendees to these private events are able to prove vaccination, that number increases to 200.
As vaccinations continue and positive test results lower, the state will be able to shift into lower tiers, allowing larger crowds for indoor events.
This is huge page-turn for the music industry. With artists (and their teams) and venue workers able to resume work, finally. It’s been over a year since many have been able to tour without having some type of social distancing in place.