Two months after tickets went on sale, the U.S. Open introduced Friday followers should present proof of vaccination to enter.
4 days earlier than the primary tennis ball is struck, the USTA was knowledgeable the New York Metropolis Mayor’s workplace will mandate proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entrance to Arthur Ashe Stadium.
In a press release, the USTA mentioned: “Given the persevering with evolution of the Delta variant and in step with our intention to place the well being and security of our followers first, the USTA will prolong the Mayor’s requirement to all US Open ticket holders 12-years-old and older. Any US Open attendee with tickets to Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium, The Grandstand, or the grounds of the US Open, shall be required to offer proof of at the least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to enter the grounds.’’
Masks shall be required for followers who enter indoor areas, although the USTA has mentioned it received’t be thought of an indoor occasion if roofs are closed for rain.
Prior to now the one ticket-return insurance policies had been weather-related. With the brand new mandate, an unvaccinated ticket holder is inspired to get vaccinated, promote their ticket to a vaccinated buyer or go to refund choices on the Ticketmaster web site, a USTA spokesman instructed The Submit.