The organizers of the Texas Fair on Tuesday will discuss the safety precautions taken prior to the opening day of the Fair on Friday.
Safety and security are the topics of the 11am press conference from Fair Park. The live stream of the discussion will take place in the video player at the top of this page.
This year shows a return to the traditional form of the fair compared to last year’s drive-through event, which took place within the limits of the coronavirus.
Early on, fair organizers urged visitors to follow relevant health guidelines to slow the spread of the virus.
Participants do not need to present evidence of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test to participate in the fair. In Dallas County, people receiving the first dose will receive the Pfizer vaccine and those receiving the second dose will receive the Moderna vaccine. Vaccines are available at the Big Tex Circle from 10 am to 6 pm during the 24-day fair.
Dallas County also offers $ 20 incentives for state fair meals and boarding coupons to those who are eligible to attend the fair and receive the vaccine.
Face covers are needed indoors and in crowded outdoor environments for anyone over the age of 2 who can be medically worn. Masks may also be required at some independent vendor booths.
Participants are asked to bring their masks to the fair, but fair officials said they can also get supplies at the gate for those who have forgotten.
Fair officials said that if participants bring DART or another form of mass transit to the fair, they will also need to wear a face cover.
More information on the fair’s COVID-19 safety precautions can be read online.
The Texas Fair will be held from September 24th to October 17th.