PRB is continuing and committed to following the safest guidelines and procedures for the event as this pandemic’s status is still ever changing.
All attendees will be required to present PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION and for fans who are not fully vaccinated, PROOF OF A NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST RESULT must be obtained ON OR AFTER THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 to enter the festival or any PRB event.
Please read this page IN FULL as it will explain exactly how and where to obtain your Health Pass wristband, good for the whole weekend.
PROCEDURES AND PROTOCOLS FOR VACCINATED / UNVACCINATED FANS
♦IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED :
ANYONE can signup for the CLEAR app, it’s free, simple and only takes a minute! We partnered with CLEAR, the company that has been helping many stadiums and other festivals to provide a safer environment with their health pass that digitizes your vaccine validation. You can download the CLEAR app HERE and follow the directions. (PRB is not listed as an “event”, but you can still upload your info and we will accept it!)
Currently 13 states offer their residents a digitized vaccination record for your mobile device for free :
CALIFORNIA – https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/
HAWAII – https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/
NEW YORK – https://epass.ny.gov/home
Healthvana is another option which is recognized by most states – https://healthvana.com/digital-vaccination-records/
If you were vaccinated at a major pharmacy (ie CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aide, Duane Reade, etc…) we will accept their digital vaccine card.
We will also accept digital vaccine records from other official state or medical sources. Since digital vaccine records are a relatively new technology and sources for them are constantly expanding, we are unable to list all the different sites that are acceptable. Our onsite Covid team will be the arbiter for the acceptance of all digital vaccine records.
IF YOU ARE TRAVELING FROM OUTSIDE THE US- We will accept your digitized vaccine record from your country that administered it.
If you’re coming from Canada, we will accept – https://www.canimmunize.ca/en/home
If you are traveling internationally and need to get a COVID test before your departure flight, you may visit our offsite testing location at the Downtown Grand (address and hours of operation for the testing location are in the FAQ section below) for a free, PCR test and they will email you the results. Please note that results for this test can take up to 24 hours so take that into consideration.
Once you get to PRB, we will have two offsite locations, The Golden Nugget and The Downtown Grand (exact location and hours of operation in the FAQ below) where you will show your digital record along with a photo ID and get a Health Pass wristband which you will need to wear all weekend to enter any PRB event. We anticipate this being a smooth process, however, lines may be long, so we encourage you to get your wristband as soon as you arrive in Vegas rather than wait until the last minute before a band is playing that you want to catch and expect to get in and out.
*IF you chose not to get a digital vaccine card, you will need to show proof of a negative COVID test – details below.
♣IF YOU ARE NOT VACCINATED (THIS INCLUDES MINORS) OR DO NOT WANT TO GET A DIGITAL VACCINE CARD :
♣STEP 1 – GET A COVID TEST
You must get a COVID test on or after Thursday, September 23, 2021, either at the location of your choice or we will have Pala Diagnostics on-site to administer rapid COVID tests at The Downtown Grand (exact location and hours of operation in the FAQ below) for FREE.
Register for convenient and FREE testing on site at the event by visiting: www.labport.app/punk. NO APPOINTMENT necessary, show up during the hours of operation. Test results are sent to you via text message and email within30 minutes. There may be a small wait for testing depending on the size of the crowd. Come early to beat the lines (exact location and hours of operation in the FAQ below).
For a listing of testing sites in Las Vegas, CLICK HERE.
♣STEP 2 – WHERE TO SHOW YOUR PROOF OF YOUR NEGATIVE COVID TEST
You must provide a negative test result at our offsite location at The Downtown Grand (exact location and hours of operation in the FAQ below) and will then receive a Health Pass wristband which you will need to wear all weekend to enter any PRB event.
**If these conditions are unacceptable to you, you have the right to not attend and may try to return your ticket via our fan-to-fan ticket exchange. CLICK HERE to start the return process.
♠PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO READ THROUGH THE FAQs-
WHAT ARE THE DATES, HOURS AND OFFSITE LOCATIONS TO GET OUR HEALTH PASS WRISTBANDS?
DOWNTOWN GRAND (digital vaccine card check & testing site)
The Causeway parking lot located next to the Pawn shop at 317 N. 3rd St, across from the Downtown Grand Hotel Art Bar entrance
Thursday, September 23 : 12pm – 11pm
Friday, September 24 : 9am – 11pm
Saturday, September 25 : 10am – 8pm
Sunday, September 26 : 10am – 8pm
THE GOLDEN NUGGET (Digital vaccine card check ONLY)
The Hillcrest room located on the mezzanine floor of the Carson Tower at the Golden Nugget hotel.
Thursday, September 23 : 1pm – 7pm
Friday, September 24 : 9am – 7pm
WHAT TYPES OF COVID TEST WILL BE ACCEPTED?
PCR or a Rapid Test that tests NEGATIVE from a recognized source (e.g. drugstore/medical testing service). Our Covid team will be onsite and will be the arbiters of what documents will be accepted. We will not accept at home COVID tests. You always have the option to take a Covid test at our Downtown Grand testing location.
WILL MASKS BE REQUIRED AT PRB EVENTS?
We will follow whatever the city of Las Vegas has mandated at the time of the events. Follow us on social media or check back for updates!
I LOST MY WRISTBAND, WHAT DO I DO?
Unfortunately, you will need to go get a new wristband at the offsite location and complete the required steps for your situation (vaccinated / unvaccinated)
I AM VACCINATED BUT MY CHILD IS NOT, WHAT DO I DO?
If you are vaccinated but have young children who cannot be vaccinated, your child is required to have proof of a negative COVID test. If you choose to have them tested at our offsite location, we will push you to the front of the testing line for your kids.
I AM VACCINATED, CAN I JUST SHOW MY PAPER CARD OR A PHOTO OF MY VACCINE CARD TO GET IN?
If you are vaccinated but have young children who cannot be vaccinated, your child is required to have proof of a negative COVID test. If you choose to have them tested at our on-site location, you must register your child. If you need help contact email@example.com. Parent or guardian must be present with Photo ID, and children will be moved to the front of the line as fast as possible.I RECEIVED A VACCINE THROUGH A DIFFERENT SOURCE THAN OTHER PEOPLE AND I HAVE ACCESS TO A DIGITAL VACCINE CARD, BUT NOY THROUGH ONE OF THE SOURCES LISTED ABOVE, WILL YOU ACCEPT IT?
Yes, if it’s an official source like your state or a health company, we will accept your digital vaccine card. If in doubt, you also have the option to use Clear to upload your card and create a digital record. If you have problems with Clear, please contact them and ask for help. If you are unable to get your digital vaccine record using any of these sources, a negative Covid test result is your other option.
DO THESE PROTOCOLS APPLY TO THE AFTER PARTIES AND OTHER PRB EVENTS?
Yes. All PRB events will require the wristband showing you are vaccinated or provided a negative COVID test upon entrance.
WHAT IS CONSIDERED “FULLY VACCINATED”?
In the US, you are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or 2 weeks after the JJ vaccine. If you are traveling from outside the US, whatever your country considers to be fully vaccinated are the guidelines we will follow.
I’M HAVING ISSUES WITH THE DIGITAL VACCINE APP, WHAT DO I DO?
Each digital app service has its own tech support system, please reach out to them as we do not have any access to info that you don’t have.
I HAVE ANTIBODIES, DO I STILL NEED TO GET A TEST OR PROVIDE PROOF OF VACCINE?
YES, we will only accept proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for entry at our events.
WHAT IF I TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID AT THE EVENT?
You may not enter any of the events and should then quarantine for 10 days or until testing negative.
I BOUGHT TICKETS OVER A YEAR AGO AND THERE WERE NO VACCINE REQUIREMENTS, WHY DID YOU CHANGE THE RULES?
Our FAQ page on our website has stated, “we will follow whatever the safest practices are at the time of the event and would lay out the protocols and rules when it gets closer to the event.” We have done just that. We had to wait to see what the status of the pandemic would be as things have been and still are, ever changing. It was impossible to know that we’d still be in the mist of the pandemic back in early 2020 when tickets went on sale initially. If you choose not to go through the selfless act of getting a vaccine, you may still attend our events, you just have to have proof of a negative COVID test.
I’M HAVING ISSUES WITH THE FAN-TO-FAN TICKET EXCHANGE SITE?
Please reach out to the LYTE support team and they will be able to assist and tell you where you are in line regarding ticket returns.
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
THE VACCINE IS A CONSPIRACY BY THE EVIL CABAL THAT WANTS TO DESTROY MY DNA AND SPERM, AND THE TEST IS TOO INVASIVE FOR MY LIKING, WHAT DO I DO?
You should just stay home and protect yourself.
If you still have questions, you may send an email toCOVIDTEAM@PUNKROCKBOWLING.COMand we will do our best assist your specific questions not answered in the information on the website.
♥A MESSAGE FROM THE PROMOTERS
We’ve all been trying to navigate this ongoing pandemic and we wanted to share with you some thoughts about Punk Rock Bowling and Covid protocols. But first, the PRB Crew wants to THANK YOU ALL for your continued patience, understanding and support over the last 18 months. This hasn’t been easy for anyone and we are humbled yet again by those in our Punk community that have stepped up selflessly for the good of humankind and got vaccinated. The music industry would not exist if it weren’t for you. The vaccine really is the best defense against one of the most infectious viruses that humanity has encountered in the last century. Yes,we know, it’s a “personal choice” to get a vaccine, but we want you to consider how many of us made that choice when we were kids? I remember getting some of my vaccines, I don’t remember completely understanding what they were for, but I do know that I got a vaccine for Smallpox (I have the scar) and I bet no one reading this knows anyone in their lifetime that died from Smallpox. Why? Because the vaccine worked. As do so many others. Not all vaccines can eradicate a disease, but if they help reduce the spread of an infectious disease and lower the debilitating effects of that disease, seems logical to me that we can agree that’s a good thing. And yet, here we are, nearly 5 months after the vaccine was made available for everyone in this country and some people still don’t get this vaccine to help themselves, their family, friends and their communities.
We have always believed that our community, the Punk Rock community, are free thinking, rational and intelligent people. For the most part. And in that spirit, we strive to do everything we can to produce this festival and ensure that we create some protocols to help people feel safe about their potential exposure to Covid at PRB. It’s a difficult and ever changing situation because viruses are difficult and ever changing. We understand that there will always be risk in any plan, especially with regards to this nefarious virus, but since we believe in science, we believe the vaccine is your best protection. We have been monitoring the recent rise in cases and had many discussions on what policies we should/could adopt that encourage people to get vaccinated, which is why we announced that we would ask people attending to show proof of vaccination for everyone’s safety. We believe that the vast majority of people that attend PRB are adherents of modern science/medicine and have already been vaccinated, so we want to make it quick and easy for you to get a digital vaccine record BEFORE you arrive to PRB.
If you’re not vaccinated, what are you waiting for? If you really just can’t get vaccinated, you know, cause religion, science, freedom, civil rights and so on, you can still attend but you will be required to show proof of a negative Covid test taken on or after Thursday, September 23, 2021.
Again, we appreciate everyone’s patience as we try to navigate through this uncharted territory as a community and we look forward to seeing all of you at PRB!
To help keep our community safe, we request that you follow these guidelines-
DO NOT ATTEND if any of the following is true for you or anyone in your party:
- Within 14 days before attending the festival you have tested positive, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for, COVID-19.
- Within 48 hours prior to attending the festival, you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 100.4F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking muscle pain/aches, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
- Within 14 days prior to attending the festival, you have travelled to any international territory identified by federal or applicable state or local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19.
If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines or to find a vaccination location near you, please visit www.vaccinefinder.org.