Dallas Mavericks Announce Updated COVID-19 Fan Protocols Going into Effect Monday Night – Community News

Dallas Mavericks Announce Updated COVID-19 Fan Protocols Going into Effect Monday Night

As announced two weeks ago, less strict COVID-19 protocols will go into effect for fans at Mavericks games at American Airlines Center starting Monday night. Monday morning, the franchise released a press release updating the details of the protocols.

The franchise also announced that pediatric vaccine doses will be available to children ages 5 to 11 beginning Monday night’s game against Denver, which begins at 7 p.m.

With the Mavericks pointing to a reduction in COVID-19 infection and hospitalizations in North Texas, the updated protocols include:

— Fans who are within 5 meters of the court are still required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of entry. However, all other fans no longer need to submit proof of vaccine or a negative test result.

— Face masks are still required for all employees and AAC guests over 2 years old.

— The Mavericks will continue to offer Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and boosters, administered by MD Labs, in the Old No. 7 Club, from three hours before the tip until halftime. But from Monday, pediatric doses will be available for children ages 5 to 11.

The Mavericks continue their seasonal COVID-19 precautions at the American Airlines Center, including: Electrostatic decontamination of the arena bowl and seats after each event; disinfecting all high-touch areas multiple times during games; plexiglass partitions at all concession stands and food service stations; provide 200 hand sanitizer stations throughout the arena; cashless outlets; suites dedicated to immunocompromised fans; and all matchday staff are still being vaccinated.

“Now that our season has gotten off to a good start on the field, we aim to maintain that same positive energy off the field,” Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall said in the press release.

“The safety and well-being of our fans will always be our top priority.”


Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) celebrates a goal against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, November 12, 2021, in San Antonio.

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