We’ve all been confused and unsure of what ‘the new normal’ will look like. Heck, why are we even talking about a new normal in the context of more centralized power and control? What about a new normal in a world where humanity can truly thrive? Is this not worthy of a conversation? Nonetheless, the mainstream plan for ‘new normal’ is becoming clear, and it’s precisely what we’ve been projecting would happen.
What Happened: Ticketmaster is looking at requiring event-goers to have proof of a negative coronavirus test or proof of COVID-19 vaccine if they wish to attend concerts and other events when they resume again.
“We’re already seeing many third-party health care providers prepare to handle the vetting — whether that is getting a vaccine, taking a test, or other methods of review and approval – which could then be linked via a digital ticket so everyone entering the event is verified,” Ticketmaster president Mark Yovich told Billboard.
If events begin again in 2021, to attend an event, one would purchase a ticket and then provide proof they’ve been vaccinated. Or they can provide proof that they’ve had a negative coronavirus test within 24 to 72 hours prior to the start of the event. Ticketmaster would not retain nor have access to personal health records. The system and infrastructure to pull this off are still in the works, but the goal is no on-site testing.
According to the Billboard article:
Once the test was complete, the fan would instruct the lab to deliver the results to their health pass company, like CLEAR or IBM. If the tests were negative, or the fan was vaccinated, the health pass company would verify the attendee’s COVID-19 status to Ticketmaster, which would then issue the fan the credentials needed to access the event.