San Jose Sharks to Enforce Childhood Vaccine/Testing Guidelines – Community News

San Jose Sharks to Enforce Childhood Vaccine/Testing Guidelines

SAN JOSE – Beginning Thursday, children ages five to 11 must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have proof of a negative test by no more than 72 hours of age to attend Sharks or Barracuda games or any other event at SAP Center live. Children aged 3-4 years need proof of a negative test.

The California State and City of San Jose mandate on mega events has been in effect since Nov. 18, but this is its first week of implementation.

The Sharks have 30 home dates left after Tuesday’s game with the Calgary Flames, starting with games against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday and Joe Pavelski and the Dallas Stars on Saturday. Both games are at 7:30 PM

The Barracuda, featuring Evander Kane, will play the Abbotsford Canucks on Saturday and Sunday at 1:15 PM and 3:00 PM respectively.

Arena guests aged 12 and over are still required to show proof of full vaccination upon entry. Vaccines are not yet available for 3- and 4-year-olds in California, so those children will have to show a negative test within the past 72 hours.

The requirements remain in effect until national and local health and safety guidelines are revised.

Mega events are defined by the state as crowds of 1,000 or more indoors and crowds of more than 10,000 outdoors.

Sharks Sports & Entertainment will conduct free on-site COVID-19 testing at the SAP Center. The tests will start about an hour before the doors open on the day of the event. For games from 7.30pm, for example, testing will be available from 5.30pm