Raiders to require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for games at Allegiant Stadium

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The Las Vegas Raiders will require all attendees at home games to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination through CLEAR’s free mobile app and Health Pass feature, allowing fans to attend games without wearing a mask. The policy will take effect for the first regular-season home game, Sept. 13 against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football. 

The Raiders are the first team in the National Football League to announce a vaccine/no mask policy. On Saturday night, the Raiders opened the pre-season with a 20-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks in a sold-out stadium.

The Raiders implemented the change in accord with a new Emergency Directive from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak regarding large events. “Health and safety have always been our number one priority,” said Raiders owner Mark Davis

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“After consultation with Governor Sisolak and other community leaders, this policy ensures that we will be able to operate at full capacity without masks for fully vaccinated fans for the entire season,” Davis said.

Raiders to provide game-day shots at stadium as proof of Covid-19 vaccination

The Raiders will offer the opportunity for fans to receive vaccinations on site at Allegiant Stadium prior to Raiders home games, permitting newly vaccinated fans to enter wearing a mask.  

The Raiders announced a policy requiring all full-time employees on the business and football staffs of the organization to be vaccinated in May.  Stadium management company ASM and stadium concessionaire Levy also have implemented mandatory vaccinations for all full-time staff at Allegiant Stadium.

The Raiders will hold a press conference at noon on Aug. 17 at Allegiant Stadium to announce details of the program and introduce CLEAR representatives who will discuss the verification process. Raiders season ticketholders will receive an email with additional information and instructions