Universal Studios guests will need proof of vaccine or negative test

STUDIO CITY, CA – Universal Studios Hollywood must soon require visitors to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative coronavirus test as part of the new order from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

The amended health order, which takes effect Oct. 7, requires everyone at an outdoor “mega-event” in the county — any event attended by more than 10,000 people — to provide proof of vaccination or shows a negative test performed within 72 hours of the event.

A Los Angeles health official told Spectrum News 1 that theme parks will be part of the new order.

A Universal Studios Hollywood spokesperson told KTLA that the company is still reviewing the county’s new guidelines.

“Theme parks have not been classified as mega-event locations in previous county health orders and have different operational capacities and practices,” the spokesperson told KTLA. “We are reviewing the updated order with health officials with that background in mind.”

Public Health Ministry officials stand ready to offer all major venues and mega-event organizers technical assistance to implement the requirements, the ministry said in a news release announcing the updated mandate.

The order will also apply to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, but not Disneyland Park, Disney’s California Adventure Park or Knott’s Berry Farm, as they are located in Orange County.