We outside! Well, some of us have been outside for a minute, but music festivals were still few and far between due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, festivals are coming back making it irresistible to avoid them for much longer. And while we won’t judge you for having fun, if you do decide to attend festivals, we want to make sure that you are safe no matter what Coachella says about their COVID-19 restrictions.
Some festivals that have announced their return in 2022 are the Roots Picnic, Broccoli City, Jazz in the Gardens, Bonaroo, Coachella, and many more. Roots Picnic revealed its lineup recently that includes Mary J. Blige, Summer Walker, Jazmine Sullivan, Wizkid, and other fire acts.
Coachella’s lineup includes Big Sean, Giveon, Ari Lennox, Doja Cat, and Megan Thee Stallion. But before you vibe out to your favorite artists live, here are some precautions to take before and during the music festival.
Check the Music Festivals for Safety Guidelines
Before you attend a music festival, make sure to call or check the concert’s website to see if they are complying with the CDC guidelines or are taking extra measures to ensure the safety of attendees. Some of these precautions may include enforcing masks and/or temperature checks. You may also want to check out how the venue is laid out and if there is an option to get your money back if you come down with the virus.
Whether you’re vaccinated or not, you should get tested at least 1-3 days beforehand. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for the virus then you should sit this one out. For those that are unvaccinated, the CDC recommends that you get tested before and after you attend a large gathering.
Traveling to and From the Festival
If you are traveling, you want to make sure to keep your mask on if you come into contact with others and keep your hands washed. If you aren’t able to wash your hands then keep hand sanitizer on you. Also, try to stay six feet away from others.
Attending the Music Festival
Arrive early to avoid the crowd and keep a well-fitted mask on at all times. Wipe down surfaces that you come in contact with as well and wash or sanitize your hands often. Pack your own food and water and avoid going to the restroom during high-traffic times. Also, if you can, try to find a less populated area to watch the show from.
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