Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Lollapalooza Kicks Off Thursday as State’s Rise of COVID-19 Continues to Cause Concerns

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What to know for Lollapalooza 2021: COVID-19 concerns, transportation, street closures Mayor Lightfoot and festival organizers believe the right precautions are in place despite a surging number of COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant.

Attendees must show proof of a vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours of entry, and masks are encouraged. Everyone attending has to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test (test taken within 72 hours). This screening tent is for staff. pic.twitter.com/sMsn2Qxv3F

A sign outside the festival reads, “We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our artists and employees. You must follow all posted instructions while attending Lollapalooza. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending Lollapalooza, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other healthy!” — Jenna Barnes (@Jenna_Barnes) July 29, 2021

Delta variant, scammers highlight Lollapalooza concerns ahead of Thursday’s opening The FBI is warning that creating, buying or selling fake vaccination cards is illegal and those who do can face fines and prison time.

Lollapalooza 2021 official lineup revealed Headliners include Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler the Creator and Miley Cyrus. Other performers announced are DaBaby, Marshmello, Illenium, Journey, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch — among many others.

Lollapalooza starts at 11 a.m. -Closures in place around Grant Park-Metra & CTA Adding service; Masks Required on trains/buses and no alcohol pic.twitter.com/XQZ6KwatyJ — Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) July 29, 2021 The festival gates open at 11 a.m. and closures are in place around Grant Park. Both Metra and CTA will have additional service. Masks are required on trains and buses, and no alcohol allowed.

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