DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks are relaxing strict COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements for most fans.
Things will not be quite normal or as they were before the pandemic. But after implementing some of the strictest protocols for a professional sports team, the change is a big step in that direction.
The change will apply to most fans entering the American Airlines Center. They no longer need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test before entering the building.
The rule still applies to anyone sitting within 15 feet of the court. And all fans over the age of 2 are still required to wear a mask in the arena unless they are eating or drinking.
The Mavs cite the declining number of COVID-19 cases in Dallas County for a change. The number of cases has decreased significantly from when the requirements were first introduced.
The team will also create suites for fans with weakened immune systems and add vaccination stations around the AAC.
The new rules will come into effect in time for Monday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets.