- A COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be set up on-site at Garth Brooks’ concert at the Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, next Saturday.
- Kansas City Chiefs president Mark Donovan said that they plan “to take advantage of every opportunity… to get as many people vaccinated as possible.”
- Brooks’ sold-out concert in Kansas City is part of a stadium tour that will take him to several cities across the country.
Garth Brooks will be performing next Saturday at the Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, where a COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be provided on-site, according to a Kansas City Star report.
Mark Donovan, Kansas City Chiefs president, expressed the organization’s goal “to get as many people vaccinated as possible, on the business side as well as in the community,” during a media call on Monday. “We’re going to continue to take advantage of every opportunity we can to create vaccination opportunities,” he added.
“We’ve got a little concert coming up here with Garth Brooks with about 70,000-plus fans, and we’re working on having a vaccination site on-site for the concert,” Donovan said. “We’ll continue to do that. Not sure if we’re going to be able to do it on game days. We’re trying to work through that as well.”
Brooks’ sold-out concert in Kansas City is part of a stadium tour, which will take him next to Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. His other stops will include Nebraska, Ohio, North Carolina, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The country singer recently added a stop in Seattle, Washington, on Sept. 4.
As the COVID-19 Delta variant becomes the predominant strain across the country, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advised everyone to wear masks again, regardless of vaccination status.
The highly transmissible variant has been known to still infect fully vaccinated people, known as “breakthrough cases.” However, the vast majority of new cases are in unvaccinated people.
Earlier this week, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky declared, “The vast majority of transmission is occurring in unvaccinated people and through unvaccinated people. But unlike the Alpha variant that we had back in May, where we didn’t believe that if you were vaccinated you could transmit further, this is different now with the Delta variant. And we’re seeing that now, infection is possible if you are a rare breakthrough infection, that you can transmit further which is the reason for the change.”
Walensky continued, “With the Delta variant, vaccinating more Americans now is more urgent than ever.”
According to CDC data, around 49 percent of Americans have been fully vaccinated, while 57 percent have received at least one dose as of Wednesday. Around 41 percent of the Missouri population have been fully vaccinated, according to state data.
The Chiefs’ website stated that masks will not be required at Arrowhead stadium, but are “recommended for guests who are not fully vaccinated.” Unvaccinated staff members “will be directed to wear a mask,” they stated.