Sunday, May 26, 2024

Coachella Festival Has No COVID Restrictions Required But Won’t Face Liability If You Get It: Read the Fine Print


It’s time for a superstar super spreader!

The Coachella Music Festival will not have any COVID restrictions for the thousands of fans who turn up for two weekends in April.

The festival is headlined by Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, and Kanye West aka Ye. They will likely be delivered in Zip Loc pouches to the stage, then whisked out of there to safe locales.

But the throngs of fans who attend will not be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. No one will have to wear a mask, either. According to the website:

“In accordance with local guidelines, there will be no vaccination, testing or masking requirements at Coachella 2022”

The website does offer a COVID warning, so they’re covered if you get it or die from it. You can’t blame Coachella, because they warned you: “COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. There is an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place or place where people are present and there is no guarantee, express or implied, that those attending the festival will not be exposed to COVID-19”

Got that? Come at your own risk. Read the bold faced print — and I bold faced it, they didn’t:

“All attendees agree to follow festival policies (including health and safety policies) and posted instructions while at the festival. According to the CDC, older adults and people of all ages with serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk of death or severe illness from COVID-19. All attendees should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend the festival. By entering the festival, attendees voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and confirm that they will adhere to local quarantine mandates and the CDC quarantine requirements”


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News