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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 25: Fans enter TD Garden before the preseason game between the New Jersey Devils and the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on September 25, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Fans over the age of 12 attending events — Bruins games, Celtics games, or any other event — at TD Garden during the 2021-22 season will need to present vaccination proof or a negative COVID test to gain access, the arena confirmed Wednesday.

“TD Garden, Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics announced today that all guests 12 years and older are required to present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a qualifying negative COVID-19 test to gain access to the arena,” the arena’s statement read. “Additionally, the City of Boston public health order requiring all guests over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask at TD Garden, except while actively eating or drinking as permitted, will remain in effect until further notice.”

Following the guidelines set forth by the CDC, the Garden noted that individuals are considered ‘fully vaccinated’ against COVID-19 at least 14 days after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series from Pfizer or Moderna or at least 14 days after they have received a single-dose vaccine from Johnson and Johnson/Janssen.

When it comes to showing proof of vaccination, TD Garden will accept the original vaccination card or a digital copy of the vaccination card that can be checked against a valid ID as proof of full vaccination for guests over the age of 18. Valid forms of ID include driver’s license, state identification card, or passport.

In the case of negative tests for the non-vaccinated, the Garden noted that they will accept Rapid/Antigen test or Molecular/PCR test will be accepted, but added that self-administered at-home rapid/antigen tests will not be accepted.

The protocols will go into effect Sept. 30, 2021, which coincides with the first of three Bruins preseason games at TD Garden.

Click here for the complete rules and policies for TD Garden this season. 


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