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Erie County drops vaccination requirement for Bills games

Buffalo Bills

Erie County has reversed a major decision in regards to COVID-related attendance restrictions for this upcoming Bills season. 

Erie County is no longer going to require fans to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to attend Buffalo Bills games and other events, like concerts, at Highmark Stadium this fall.

County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted the latest development Sunday afternoon, citing few new cases, low hospitalizations, and a high regional vaccination rate. 

In April, Poloncarz stood strongly in requiring proof of vaccination to attend Bills home games and other events at the stadium. 

The county executive also pointed out this latest policy of no proof of COVID vaccination is subject to revision should issues arise.

The NFL itself has laid out its vaccination which applies only to team players and staff, and places heavy restrictions on those who are unvaccinated.

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Ryan Zunner joined WBFO in the summer of 2018 as an intern, before working his way up to reporter the following summer.