The Texas State Fair provides pre-opening health guidelines: NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The Texas State Fair opens in 30 days and the team is working to ensure a safe environment for attendees at the fair this year.

According to those responsible for the Fair, those attending the Fair should be willing to follow the relevant health guidelines to curb the spread of the virus.

To keep fair visitors safe, officials recommend getting vaccinated, as most current cases of COVID-19 are among unvaccinated people. Fair officials said they will not require attendees to prove vaccination or a recent negative test of COVID-19 to enter the fair, but Dallas County plans to administer the Pfizer vaccine for those receiving the first dose and the Modern vaccine for people. they are receiving their second dose.

Dallas County also plans to offer a $ 20 incentive on food and ride coupons at the state fair to those who are eligible and receive the vaccine while at the fair, officials said.

Fair attendees should also make an informed decision about attending the fair and consider their personal health situations and how best to stay safe and healthy for themselves and those close to them.

The Texas State Department of Health Services has a website about COVID-19 with the latest information on testing, vaccinations, symptoms, protection for yourself and others and more.

According to Fair officials, fair attendees should wear face coatings indoors and in a crowded environment if they are over 2 years old and can wear one.

Attendees are asked to bring their own masks to the Fair, but there will also be supply at the doors for those who forget, according to Fair officials.

Fair officials said attendees should also wear facial covers if they bring DART or another form of mass transportation to the Fair.

According to officials, fairgoers should also practice social distancing, stretching when they can and wearing a mask when they can’t. Officials said they have created more space in high-traffic areas and are adding more outdoor seating areas.

Attendees should also consider going to the Fair on a weekday rather than a weekend, as weekdays are traditionally much less crowded and offer visitors to the Fair discounted entry offers.

Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands frequently. The State Fair makes more than 500 hands-free disinfectant stations available throughout the fairgrounds. In addition, there are hand sanitation stations in all barns and livestock areas, where it is especially important to wash your hands after visiting the animals.

Attendees should also stay home if they are not feeling well or if they have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, has symptoms or has direct contact with someone who has the virus during the 14 days prior to the fair should stay home.

According to those responsible for the Fair, all information is subject to change. Health and safety updates will be posted at BigTex.com/COVID.

The 2021 Texas State Fair opens on Friday, September 24 and runs through Sunday, October 17. Premium season tickets and tickets can be purchased online at BigTex.com.