August 15, 2022

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The Healthy Lovers

New Orleans Essence Festival of Culture safety

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The Essence Festival of Culture is back with its first in-person event this week since the coronavirus pandemic began. The first day of Essence Fest is Thursday. The city of New Orleans will hold a news conference at noon regarding safety ahead of the festival. The festival brings more than half a million people to the Crescent City.This year’s theme is “It’s The Black Joy For Me” and the festival will be the first one ever that offers a live component and the option to connect virtually.This year’s festival is happening from June 30 through July 3. According to the festival’s website, all who attend must be fully vaccinated and have a valid ID with proof of full vaccination. The festival’s website does not list a negative COVID-19 test as acceptable proof for entry. “Per, our current entry policy for ESSENCE Festival of Cultureā„¢ attendees must be fully vaccinated for entry into all venues.”This event shall be presented in accordance with applicable public health conditions as of the date of the event and which may change at any time as determined by federal, state or local government agencies or instrumentalities, artists or the promoter; such requirements may include, without limitation, changes to capacity, attendance procedures and entry requirements, such as proof of vaccination, and other protective measures such as requiring attendees to wear face coverings when inside venues.”All attendees agree to follow festival policies (including health and safety policies) and posted instructions while at the festival. According to the CDC, older adults and people of all ages with serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk of death or severe illness from COVID-19. All attendees should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend the festival. By entering the festival, attendees voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and confirm that they will adhere to local quarantine mandates and the CDC quarantine requirements, available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html.”To view the rules for the event, click here. This comes after Louisiana is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases. As of Tuesday, there were 2,405 new COVID-19 cases statewide. There are more than 400 COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide. There are currently no coronavirus restrictions in the city of New Orleans. For more information about Essence Fest, click here.

The Essence Festival of Culture is back with its first in-person event this week since the coronavirus pandemic began.

The first day of Essence Fest is Thursday.

The city of New Orleans will hold a news conference at noon regarding safety ahead of the festival.

The festival brings more than half a million people to the Crescent City.

This year’s theme is “It’s The Black Joy For Me” and the festival will be the first one ever that offers a live component and the option to connect virtually.

This year’s festival is happening from June 30 through July 3.

According to the festival’s website, all who attend must be fully vaccinated and have a valid ID with proof of full vaccination.

The festival’s website does not list a negative COVID-19 test as acceptable proof for entry.

“Per, our current entry policy for ESSENCE Festival of Cultureā„¢ attendees must be fully vaccinated for entry into all venues.

“This event shall be presented in accordance with applicable public health conditions as of the date of the event and which may change at any time as determined by federal, state or local government agencies or instrumentalities, artists or the promoter; such requirements may include, without limitation, changes to capacity, attendance procedures and entry requirements, such as proof of vaccination, and other protective measures such as requiring attendees to wear face coverings when inside venues.

“All attendees agree to follow festival policies (including health and safety policies) and posted instructions while at the festival. According to the CDC, older adults and people of all ages with serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk of death or severe illness from COVID-19. All attendees should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend the festival. By entering the festival, attendees voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and confirm that they will adhere to local quarantine mandates and the CDC quarantine requirements, available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html.”

To view the rules for the event, click here.

This comes after Louisiana is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

As of Tuesday, there were 2,405 new COVID-19 cases statewide. There are more than 400 COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide.

There are currently no coronavirus restrictions in the city of New Orleans.

For more information about Essence Fest, click here.