“Palm Springs is gearing up for a busy fall with a number of events that take into account strict COVID-19 protocols. Like San Francisco, Palm Springs in July mandated proof of vaccinations for everyone entering bars and restaurants. Neighboring Cathedral City also implemented a similar vaccine mandate in August. Both cities also require masks to be worn indoors at all public places.

But the rules are a little more lenient than San Francisco’s. You don’t have to have vaccine proof to enter a gym and you can substitute a negative COVID test for a vaccination card as long as it is not older than 72 hours.

The new vaccination mandates also apply to large primarily outdoor events such as The Dinah, which will be held later this month. Promoters undoubtedly had hoped the pandemic would be behind them by now when they rescheduled that women’s event from its traditional time in the spring to the fall…”

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