Here's what you need to know to attend shows at KeyBank Center from now on. Based on a directive from the Erie County Department of Health, anyone who plans to attend a show, concert or any other type of event at KeyBank Center will be required to provide proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, per an email I received from the promoters of the upcoming Mike Epps comedy show. All guests ages 12 and older will need to meet the vaccination requirement. Just one dose will be needed from September 25, 2021, up until October 30. After that, starting on October 31, proof of full vaccination status will need to be provided for entry. Masks will not be required, but are encouraged. Kids under the age of 12-years-old will not be required to be vaccinated but must wear masks.

In the email I received, it says that attendees are not full-vaccinated immediately following their second shot,

Guests are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.

In order to verify vaccination status, one of the following will be required:

- Paper Vaccination Card (No photos of the card will be accepted in place of the physical card)

- New York State Excelsior Pass

- Digital Vaccination Card

- Digital Vaccination Card from Outside NYS

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No exceptions will be made, so make sure you have your required proof with you when you head to any event at KeyBank Center. You can visit the Erie County Department of Health’s website for upcoming COVID-19 vaccination pop-up events.

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