COVID-19 Policies Lifted For Some Indoor Venues in Portland, Maine
It seems like forever since we have not had to worry about bringing our vaccination cards or taking a COVID test before going anywhere. I mean, vaccination cards are not easy to fit in a wallet. You may not worry about having to carry them around or getting a test much longer.
If you are planning on going to see a concert or performance, or are attending a large gathering, or comedy show in Portland, Maine, as of April 1, 2022, policies regarding COVID-19 have been changed at some indoor venues.
According to WMTW News 8, for the first time since October 4, 2021, you will not need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result prior to entering indoor city-owned venues. Therefore if there is a show coming up that you wanted to see at the Merrill Auditorium, Portland Expo Center, or Ocean Gateway, previous COVID-19 measures will not be in place.
WMTW News 8 also states that masking will also be optional while attending one of these indoor venues, however, masks are still highly recommended for high-risk individuals.
Note that according to News 8, some events may still require health and safety protocols depending on requests from the performers, promoter, or event organizer.
It seems like 2020 is really starting to be in the past. If you are planning on attending one of these venues, I would still check ahead of time to see if any COVID-19 safety measures are in place.
April 2022 Events
Bret Kreischer - Merrill Auditorium on April 2nd
Diana Krall - Merrill Auditorium on April 5th
Step Afrika - Merrill Auditorium on April 7th
Steve-O - Merrill Auditorium on April 28th
May 2022 Events
'Weird Al' Yankovic - Merrill Auditorium on May 3rd
Riverdance - Merrill Auditorium on May 4th
Kevin James - Merrill Auditorium on May 12th
Portland Bride & Wedding Expo - Portland Expo Center on May 22nd
Blue Man Group - Merrill Auditorium on May 23rd