The Los Angeles Chargers update gameday-covid-19 policy in partnership with the New LA County Department of Public Health Order
The LA County Department of Public Health’s latest requirement for stadium events with at least 10,000 attendees takes effect tomorrow, October 7th.
According to the new Public Health Order, fans aged 12 and over must provide proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of game day. Children under the age of 12 do not need a negative test result to enter, but must continue to wear a mask with all other fans.
Fans can present one of the following as proof of vaccination:
- A physical vaccination card containing their name, the type of COVID-19 vaccine received and the date of the last dose administered
- A physical photo / copy of their vaccination card
- A photo of their vaccination card stored on a telephone / electronic device
- Evidence of their full vaccination against COVID-19 from a physician
To be considered fully vaccinated, fans must have received their last dose of COVID-19 at least two weeks before the game day – ie two weeks after the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines (or AstraZeneca for international fans) and at least two weeks after a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Fans who have not yet been vaccinated, have only received a dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine (or AstraZeneca for international fans) or are not yet beyond the two-week, fully vaccinated window should deliver a negative COVID-19 test to enter. Negative PCR and antigen tests are acceptable forms of COVID-19 testing within 72 hours of game day.
Fans can present one of the following as proof of a qualifying negative test:
- A printed document from the test provider or laboratory
- An email or text message displayed on a phone from the test provider or laboratory
The documentation must include the name of the ventilator, the type of test performed and confirmation of both the negative result and that the date of the test falls within the requirement of 72 hours.
Current LA County Department of Public Health guidance will require cross-checking of evidence of vaccination or a qualifying negative test with photo identification of fans 18 years or older beginning Nov. 1. Under this current guidance, Chargers ’14. november games vs. Minnesota would be the team’s first game subject to that specific requirement.
As this is a new health order and the Chargers’ home game on October 10 against Cleveland is the first event at SoFi Stadium affected by it, enforcement will be phased in over the team’s next three games – October 31 against New England will be the first home game with a zero-tolerance policy where access will be denied without qualifying evidence of vaccination or a negative test, while November 14 against Minnesota will be the first home game with the photo ID cross-checked in effect.
As always, fans are reminded to stay home if they feel sick or have close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
For more information and the most up-to-date information on Chargers gameday, fans are encouraged to visit www.chargers.com/sofi-stadium/know-before-you-go