UFC 261 fans are not required to wear masks Precautions for covid19
On Tuesday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced two partnerships to help fan safety for those watching Saturday’s pay-per-view UFC 261. The event sold out at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida in minutes. The event represents the first, exhausted, major sporting event with full capacity indoor arena in the United States from the pandemic of locks and restrictions. More than 15,000 fans are expected.
The promotion of the race has collaborated with CLEAR and them Health Pass to link Fan Identity to a secure online, confidential COVID-related health questionnaire. All ticket holders must complete this questionnaire in advance. Ticket holders who choose not to use the online version of CLEAR will head to a kiosk outside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena to complete a hard copy of the health questionnaire.
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Depending on the COVID-related health information, fans are given a red or green alert Health Pass application. Ticket holders who receive a red notice and will need to seek medical guidance as well as information on how to obtain a refund will not be allowed to enter.
Along with CLEAR, the UFC also partnered with O2 Industries to provide face masks, free of charge, to attending fans. Fans will be offered face masks by UFC staff as they enter each arena. The UFC encourages fans to wear face masks at the event, but masks are optional.
The UFC and O2 Industries are also working together to donate more than 5,000 Tactical Respirator I (TRI) respirators to the US Red Cross for use as required in emergencies.
UFC 261 has three world title seasons. In the main event, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman faces Jorge Masvidal in a rematch, while women’s straw champion Zhang Weili puts his belt on the line against former champion Rose Namajunas. The third title fight on the race card features women flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko facing former straw champion Jessica Andrade.