Vaccines, masks required for Met Gala attendees
Vaccines and masks will be required for those attending the Met Gala in New York in September.
“Currently, all attendees at The Met Gala on September 13 must provide proof of full vaccination and will also be expected to wear masks indoors except when eating or drinking,” a spokesperson for the event told The Hill. “We will update these guidelines as needed.”
The Met Gala will be held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Sept. 13.
The event was canceled last year due to the coronavirus and was pushed back from its usual date in May of this year.
The mask mandate indoors for people who are fully vaccinated follows the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks indoors in areas with high transmission rates for the virus.
The vaccine requirement comes as New York City has announced a vaccine mandate for some indoor activities.
A vaccine requirement has been set by many companies and schools as a condition to returning to in-person activities.
The theme for the Met Gala this year is “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” and features Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka and Amanda Gorman hosting the event.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America has also announced a vaccine requirement for those attending events during New York Fashion Week.
Updated 1:03 p.m.