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Foo Fighters require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test for entry to Alaska shows

Rock band Foo Fighters’ shows in Alaska will require concert-goers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive a negative test result 48 hours prior to the show, an announcement on Saturday from Ticketmaster said.

The 12-time Grammy-winning-band has three performances scheduled for their Alaska tour, with two in Anchorage on Aug. 17 and 19 at the Dena’ina Center and one in Fairbanks on Aug. 21 at the Carlson Center.

Negative test results or proof of vaccination must be provided before entering, the statement said — either the original card or copy of card with an ID to match. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after final dose.

Ticket purchasers received an email saying fans under 12-years-old will have to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 48 hours of the event to provide a negative test result. Unvaccinated fans over 12 years of age who have a valid medical reason and note must also take a COVID-19 diagnostic test, the email said.

Mask wearing is encouraged but not required.

Some music and other venues in the Lower 48 have been requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result for admission, though such conditions have not generally been required in Alaska.