2021-22 Season: Know Before You Go

In accordance with current Cook County Department of Public Health requirements, all Windy City Bulls spectators over the age of five must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before entering NOW Arena. Please be prepared to show your physical vaccination card or a photo of your card to attendants who will be checking status upon entry into the Arena.

Per the current State of Illinois face mask mandate, all guests attending indoor events — including events at NOW Arena — are required to wear face masks that cover the mouth and nose at all times, except when actively eating or drinking. This face mask mandate applies to all seating locations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need proof of vaccination to attend an event at NOW Arena?

Yes, at this time, all guests are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before entering the building.

Can I provide proof of a negative test instead?

No, a negative COVID-19 test is no longer accepted in place of full COVID-19 vaccination status.

Does proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test change the mask policy for me at NOW Arena?

In accordance with the Village of Hoffman Estates, Cook County and State of Illinois mask mandate, all guests over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask that completely covers their nose and mouth while at NOW Arena. Guests may remove their masks when actively eating or drinking.

How do I show proof of my vaccination status?

NOW Arena will accept printed or digital proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Printed examples include the original vaccination card or a copy of the vaccination card. Digital examples include a photo of the original vaccination card.

What does full vaccination mean?

As advised by the CDC, full vaccination means at least 14 days after your second dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (or other COVID-19 vaccinations recognized by WHO) or at least 14 days after your single dose of the Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine.

What COVID-19 vaccines will be accepted?

NOW Arena will accept the Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson vaccine or other COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).