The Neon to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test

DAYTON — The Neon is now requiring visitors ages 12-years-old and over to provide either proof of vaccination with a photo ID or a negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours in order to attend movies at the theater.

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The downtown Dayton movie theater announced on their website that the decision was made after the theater’s board of directors sought advisement from the Montgomery County Health Department.

The requirement will go into effect on October 1st, according to the theater. Masks will also continue to be required for all guests 6-years-old and higher until further notice.

The Neon’s announcement comes shortly after another Dayton venue’s decision to require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.

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Dayton Live also announced it will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry into Dayton Live venues, which includes the Schuster Center, beginning Oct. 1.

The Neon’s website stated they will continue monitoring the community’s health data and amend their policies based on guidance.