The Virginia Museum of Natural History requires visitors to provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID test

Southside Virginia News

Blank COVID-19 vaccine cards are seen in a photo released by the La Verne Police Department on June 8, 2021.

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Museum of Natural History wants to make sure their visitors aren’t going extinct like its dragons on display.

People who are planning on visiting the museum for the Dragon Festival will have to provide a negative COVID test or proof of full vaccination. Visitors must present a completed paper or digital vaccination record that shows the last shot administered at least 14 days prior to the event, or a negative COVID test that was taken within 72 hours prior to the event for those 12 and older.

The museum will also recommend that visitors wear masks inside and while interacting with staff and vendors.

Organizers say this is to ensure that all guests, vendors, performers, and staff are safe.

The Dragon Festival is set for Oct. 15 and 16. For additional information, visit the Dragon Festival website.

For breaking news delivered to you, subscribe to WFXR’s breaking news email list

Get breaking news, weather, and sports delivered to your smartphone with the WFXR News app available on Apple and Android.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

More News

News Tip Form