Mask requirements and other COVID protocols at the Enterprise Center will no longer apply as of Sunday, the Blues have announced.
Spectators attending events at Enterprise will no longer be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination or a recent negative test result to enter the building.
Sunday is the championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament at Enterprise. The Blues are returning from their current four-game road trip to play two home games next week — against Ottawa on Tuesday and the New York Rangers on Thursday.
“Returning to full capacity in October required a commitment from everyone, including our fans and guests, to the well-being of everyone entering the Enterprise Center and Stifel Theater,” said Chris Zimmerman, Blues President and CEO of Business Operations, in a statement . “Because of this commitment here and throughout our community, we are able to make this announcement today.”
The policy comes in line with the City of St. Louis’ recent announcement that its indoor mask mandate expires at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, as COVID cases in the area plummet.
The cessation of COVID guidelines at the adjacent Stifel Theater goes into effect Monday, although some concerts or shows at the Stifel (as well as Enterprise) may still require vaccination or mask protocols at the artist’s request.
“There’s always a chance that vaccination or negative testing guidelines may need to be revisited, but we definitely hope that won’t be the case,” Zimmerman said. “With that in mind, we ask all our guests to continue to do everything possible to respect the health and safety of their fellow fans, as well as our staff who are there for them.”
Despite complaints from some fans when COVID protocols were put in place early in the Blues’ regular season, attendance at Enterprise has been strong — including 15 sell-outs in 27 home games to date.
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