In compliance with the Erie County Department of Health's directive, the Buffalo Bills and Highmark Stadium announced Tuesday that all guests age 12 and older will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend Bills home games.
For the games on September 26 and October 3, fans will be permitted to enter with one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning with the October 31 game, guests must be fully vaccinated for entry. Guests are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's vaccine.
"We've worked collaboratively with the county over the last several weeks, months, all throughout the pandemic," Pegula Sports and Entertainment executive vice president Ron Raccuia said. "We are looking to provide the safest environment for our fans that we possibly can. We're thankful for this collaboration. We feel like this is the right move going forward."
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Guests that are under 12 will not be required to have a vaccination but will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside Highmark Stadium. Guests that are 12 or older will no longer need to wear masks due to the vaccination requirements. The Bills will begin enforcing the new policy starting with the team's game on September 26 vs. Washington.
To verify COVID-19 vaccination, guests age 12 and older will be required to display one of the following before entering the stadium:
· Physical Vaccination Card (photo will NOT be accepted)
· Government digital vaccine proof from outside NYS
Guests CANNOT present a photo of a physical vaccine card.
COVID-19 negative test results will not be accepted for entry. There will be no exceptions granted to this policy.