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Disheartened boos as California reopens allow indoor sporting events and concerts

By April 15, 2021February 5th, 2022Sports events

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As California slowly reopens from COVID-19-related shutdowns, new guidelines have been released ahead of the state again allowing seated live events and performances indoors.

Guiding lines specifically discourage members of the public from booing due to fears it increases the likelihood of coronavirus transmission, KTLA sister station KSEE/KGPE in Fresno reported.

Attendees will also be discouraged from shouting, singing, chanting and using noisemakers that need air, such as vuvuzelas.

The 17-page guidance document was released Wednesday by the California Department of Public Health. It went into effect Thursday, when the state began allowing indoor concerts, sporting events and private gatherings. The plan to allow such events was announced about two weeks earlier.

In addition to noise-related guidelines, other state requirements are also in place, such as assigned seating to ensure a 6-foot separation between households, an advance ticket reservation requirement, and the California Viewer Release Only.

Capacity is limited during events based on the tier each county is at.

Full guidance can be viewed here.