COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.,(KRDO) - More performance venues across Southern Colorado are now requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test upon entry to their events.
For The Black Sheep music venue, you must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours, it’s their newest policy to ensure the safety of their staff. It's one music venue that isn't taking any chances this Fall.
"We are not going to please everyone with that mandate, it is kind of an industry-standard now so we are kind just joining forces with the rest of our live music community," said Rosanna Taylor, marketing director for The Black Sheep.
The response has been positive for the most part, with a small percentage of customers disagreeing with the new policy, according to Taylor.
This venue is offering refunds to those who do not agree with the requirement.
"Right now it is up until October 1, we have informed all purchasers that have gotten tickets that this is the policy--we are happy to honor any refund for any reason," added Taylor.
The venue sees anywhere from 50 to 400 people so it was important for them not to take any chances.
The Fine Arts Center at Colorado College is now one of the newest venues requiring visitors to wear a mask in all of the venue's indoor spaces and show either proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours starting Monday of next week.
It's unclear how long these policies will be in place at the Black Sheep and the Fine Arts Center.
We also reached out to the United States Air Force Academy, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CSU Pueblo and they are all just requiring masks in indoor spaces and masks for outside for those unvaccinated.
CSU Pueblo will require proof of vaccination and or exemption beginning October 18 for their Spring semester.
As for Colorado College, they are requiring proof of vaccination status and or a negative COVID-19 test for their events and campus activities.