More and more places in Buffalo and around Western New York are requiring proof of vaccination for entry.  Here are all the places we know about so far and what you need to know.

- KeyBank Center Now Requires Proof of Vaccination

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 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

Buffalo Bills Fans Must be Vaccinated to Attend Games

Highmark Stadium will begin requiring proof of vaccination for the home game this Sunday, September 26, 2021, against Washington. Proof of at least one dose will be required up until October 31. After Halloween, fans will have to prove they are fully vaccinated,

In compliance with the Erie County Department of Health's directive, all guests age 12 and older will be required to provide proof of at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccination to attend Bills games at Highmark Stadium until October 31st, at which point guests will be required to provide proof of complete vaccination. Guests age 12 and older will no longer need to wear masks due to the vaccination requirements. Guests under 12 will not be required to have received a COVID-19 vaccination but will be required to wear a mask at all times while at Highmark Stadium.

Shea's Performing Arts Center Announces Vaccine Requirement

Starting on October 28, anyone who wants to attend a show at Shea's, Shea’s 710, and Shea’s Smith Theatres will need to prove they have been fully vaccinated,

Patrons are considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after their final dose of a Pfizer, Moderna, or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Patrons attending the October 10-16 run of TOOTSIE at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre will be permitted to enter with proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination.

You can visit the Erie County Department of Health’s website for upcoming COVID-19 vaccination pop-up events.

The University at Buffalo is Requiring All Students and Visitors be Vaccinated

Any University at Buffalo student who lives on campus or who wants to attend in-person classes must be vaccinated. Proof of full vaccination status must be provided by Monday, September 27. UB's mandate doesn't stop with students. Anyone who wants to attend a sporting or cultural event on campus must show proof as well,

Starting Oct. 1, UB will require proof that spectators are vaccinated against COVID-19 to be allowed into football games at UB Stadium and men’s and women’s basketball games at Alumni Arena, as well as public cultural events at Slee Hall, the Center for the Arts and Alumni Arena.

Buffalo State College Students Must Be Vaccinated

In compliance with the SUNY and CUNY vaccine mandate, Buffalo State students must be vaccinated,

As of August 23, the SUNY mandate that all students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is in effect. Buffalo State College strongly supports and will enforce this student mandate.

However, as of now, it doesn't list any proof of vaccination requirement for visitors attending sporting or cultural events. It only specifies that masks will be required for indoor events.

Students Attending Erie Community College Must Get Vaccinated

Erie Community College students must prove that they are vaccinated by Monday, September 27,

Failure to comply with the vaccination mandate or an approval of a medical or religious exemption after Monday, September 27, 2021 will result in your withdrawal from in person classes.

Canisius College Now Requiring Vaccinations for Spectators
All spectators of Canisius College must show proof of vaccination to attend intercollegiate athletic events. The new policy takes place Monday, Oct. 4. Proof of vaccination will be required at home games on campus, at the ECC Burt Flickinger Center pool, at LECOM HarborCenter, and at KeyBank Center. You can get more info here.

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