Salem to require negative COVID-19 test to attend large indoor events ahead of Halloween

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PHOTO CREDIT: JAIME CAMPOS/ THE SALEM NEWS

SALEM, Mass (WLNE)The Salem Board of Health voted Friday to require a negative COVID-19 test result to attend large, indoor events, public or private at a public space.

The board deemed a large event to be 100 or more people.

The move comes as the city braces for an influx of tourists in the days and weeks ahead of Halloween.

The requirement will take effect October 1 and remain in place through November 1.

It will require attendees to the events present a negative PCR on antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of going to the event in Salem.

Masks are already required inside all public businesses in Salem through mid-November.

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