CHICAGO (WGN) — Officials for the Lollapalooza songs competition declared on Friday that masks will be necessary of all patrons in any indoor spaces at Grant Park as of Saturday, primarily based on advice from the Chicago Division of Community Wellbeing.

This year’s competition officially kicked off Thursday, July 29. At the time, attendees only required to give vaccination playing cards or evidence of a damaging COVID-19 examination for admission each day.

The new mask prerequisite is now in location for all attendees at indoor spaces, whether or not vaccinated or unvaccinated. Unvaccinated attendees are also necessary to “wear a mask through your time onsite,” for each the festival’s overall health policy.

The announcement arrives as federal, point out and community overall health officers grapple with a swift rise of COVID-19 instances, several of which can be attributed to the a lot more contagious delta variant. Illinois on your own has documented about 11,600 new COVID-19 circumstances about the final 7 times.

Organizers of this year’s competition, in the meantime, have claimed that 90% of Thursday’s attendees offered proof of vaccination, while only about 600 people were being turned absent for not delivering vaccine cards or unfavorable check outcomes.

Lollapalooza 2021 will continue on as a result of Sunday, Aug. 1, with performances from Post Malone and Journey scheduled for Saturday night time, and Foo Fighters and DaBaby on Sunday, among the other people.