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If you don’t live under a rock, I’m sure you’ve seen at least one image of this year’s Lollapalooza, and it likely caused concern. On July 29th, almost 400k people were in attendedance during the 4-day music festival in Chicago. After what we’ve been through the past year and a half, this years Lollapalooza surely sounds like a superspreader event. But according to experts, it in fact was not.

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Was Lollapalooza a COVID-19 superspreader event?

When you look at the details of the music festival, it’s not very surprising to hear that outcome. On one hand, the festival took place outdoors in a very large park. Additionally, over 90% of attendees were vaccinated and the rest were required to show proof of a negative test. Masks were also required in all indoor spaces.

Dr. Allison Arwady, Chicago’s Public Health Commissioner, took to Twitter earlier this week to inform us of Lollapalooza’s impact on the COVID-19 pandemic. She starts off by saying, “We are now 14 days past the first day of Lolla and we are continuing to investigate cases of COVID. There have been no unexpected findings at this point and NO evidence at this point of “super-spreader” event or substantial impact to Chicago’s COVID-19 epidemiology.”

Was Lollapalooza a COVID-19 superspreader event?

The thread continues further, going into actual statistics. Out of the almost 400k attendees, only 203 cases have since been identified, which is .2% of all attendees. Furthermore, out of those cases, about a quarter of the individuals were vaccinated. The majority of those cases were also from Illinois residents, with not even a dozen from out of state.

Was Lollapalooza a COVID-19 superspreader event?

Live Nation just announced a new COVID-19 policy for all of its events and venues

Yesterday, Live Nation announced a new COVID-19 policy that almost replicates their policy at Lollapalooza. Starting October 4th, Live Nation will be requiring all attendees of their venues and festivals, additionally including artists and staff, to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative test to enter. Live Nation is also requiring all employees to be vaccinated by October 4th to enter any of their events, venues, or offices.

One of their biggest competitors, AEG Presents, is also implementing a similar policy that you can read all about here.

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