Coachella & Stagecoach Music Festivals Drop All COVID Restrictions — No Tests, No Masks, No Vaccines Required

Coachella drops COVID restrictions
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Coachella and Stagecoach festival organizers have dropped all COVID restrictions.

“As we prepare to spend an incredible weekend in the desert together we are announcing that there will be no vaccination, testing, or masking requirements at Stagecoach 2022, in accordance with local guidelines,” Stagecoach organizers tweeted.

Coachella also updated its website to clarify it is also dropping COVID restrictions. There is also a new addition to the health and safety page that reads, “there is no guarantee, express or implied, that those attending the festival will not be exposed to COVID-19.”

According to the California Department of Public Health, unvaccinated attendees of outdoor events are only required to mask up when they are inside. In October 2021, festivals indicated they wouldn’t be requiring proof of vaccination to attend – instead a negative COVID-19 test result would be accepted. Now test results are no longer a requirement for entry.

Coachella is set to take place from April 15 – 17 and April 22 – 24 with Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, and Kanye West headlining the show. This will mark the first year Coachella has returned to a live performance after two years of cancellations during the pandemic. Stagecoach 2022 is planned to run from April 29 through May 1 with performances by Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Luke Combs.

Both music festivals have a note on their website that notes they are following “applicable health conditions of the date of the event, which may chance at any time as determined by federal, state, or local government agencies, artists, or the promoter.” So there’s still a possibility that things could change two months out.

Many major cities across the United States are beginning to remove their COVID mandates from businesses and large-scale events. The California state-wide mask mandate officially ended on February 14, with Governor Newsom citing low hospitalization rates.

15 Responses

      • Jim

        Go put on your mask and worship at the godless alter of Dr. Fraudci.

        • Idiot Detector

          Yeah, with that reply, you prove that you’re a stupid, little child.

          • Ben

            Children are being irreparably harmed by fascist face maskhole school boards.

            Unbelievable how America has fallen for this political tyranny called covid.

          • Idiot Detector

            Shut up and mask up already. Put a big “L” on your mask to solidify your allegiance to Branch Covidiots and tyranny.

      • Anonymous

        Jim; bland comments and lack of intellect with your childish comments. You know not! You do not! Your comments are an open book to childish thought patterns. Just one word for those comments; ‘Stupid’.

      • Stan S

        Jim; bland comments and lack of intellect with your childish comments. You know not! You do not! Your comments are an open book to childish thought patterns. Just one word for those comments; ‘Stupid’.

  1. KL

    Where’s the scientific proof that wearing a mask prevents the transmission of viruses? 20+ years of randomized and controlled studies, all involving medical professionals, published in peer-review journals worldwide say that wearing any kind of mask doesn’t work. You’re better off washing your hands regularly.

    In 2009 during H1N1, 1968-1969 during H3N2, and 1957 during H1N1, there are loads of newspaper stories featuring medical professionals saying that wearing a mask during those pandemics didn’t matter and wasn’t necessary.

    I’m supposed to believe that wearing a piece of compressed paper or sock fabric on my face for 8 hours a day is going to keep me from dying of a virus where, even if I have no comorbidities, I have a 99.9%+ chance of surviving. Or I shove it in my pocket for weeks, or dangle it over my rear view mirror.

    Everybody who required and still requires a mask is an anti-science moron, child abuser, and terrorist.

    • Idiot Detector

      the proof is everywhere. you just ignore it and post stupid comments

    • Stringer

      KL; My God you have a chip on your brain cells. Thank you for your Arm Chair Scientific opinion. I’ll use it as an example in my University class for Elementary Grammar, Hollow Intellect, Anger Issues, and Bazar Facts that smack of stupidity. The students will live this! We love your childish macho statement ‘There are loads of newspaper articles…..’ please, register for higher education before posting about a topic you’ve proven you lack the brain cells of understanding! Your post is an open book to your lethargic and lazy lifestyle and educational situation. Again, we do thank you for displaying how ‘dumb’ society (mostly the younger generation) has molded themselves as, which is Pathetic and extremely uneducated! Total embarrassment by posting and spotlighting your lack!

  2. Idiot Detector

    Fuck your masks, fuck your tyranny. We are coming for you.