SoFi Stadium hosts star-studded concert with audience of healthcare, essential workers

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A star-studded concert at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium on Sunday was one of the first major in-person events in Los Angeles County since the COVID-19 pandemic forced a pause on such large gatherings.

Vax Live kicked off at 6 p.m. and was hosted by Selena Gomez, chaired by Prince Harry and Meghan and featured performances by Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin, and H.E.R., according to event organizer Global Citizen, an anti-poverty nonprofit.

The event was intended to celebrate the U.S. vaccination campaign as well as help ensure people in other countries get vaccines. The audience was made up of fully vaccinated healthcare and other essential workers, and they were required to show proof of vaccination, according to the organizers.

Global Citizen representatives say they worked with county and state public health authorities to ensure multiple layers of safety precautions. Attendees were required to wear double-layered disposable or cloth masks when they’re not eating or drinking. Neck gaiters and bandannas were not permitted, and security guards enforced masking rules, organizers say.

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