The total now stands at 14 states and one territory on the advisory, which recommends that unvaccinated people coming from those states obtain a negative Covid-19 test 72 hours prior to arrival in the city, or quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.
“I expect that we will pass the 200 (case per day) mark and move into moderate risk probably within the next few days,” CDPH Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said Tuesday. “Overall, we do remain at lower risk but we are moving in the wrong direction,” she said.
Event organizers advertised that proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test results within 72 hours of attending will be required to enter the festival.
“I can’t promise there won’t be any Covid cases associated with Lolla. When you’re having this many folks who are coming through, almost certainly there will be some cases,” Arwady said. “I’m certainly hopeful we won’t see a significant problem.”
“For the 600 of you who showed up without paperwork, we hope to see you tomorrow!” the post said.
Despite rising Covid-19 cases, the city’s top doctor said she still supports the festival moving forward.
“I would not feel comfortable moving forward with Lollapalooza without Covid protocols in place. I don’t think I would feel comfortable if this were an indoor event either. And I frankly don’t think I would feel comfortable if we were sitting in Louisiana right now where Covid cases are looking like they’re looking,” Arwady said.
Fintech Zoom’s Brad Parks contributed to this report.