Cuomo: State needs to sign off on regulations for fans at Bills games

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he supports full capacity for games

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that the state would have to sign off on any regulations stating fans would need to be fully vaccinated to attend Buffalo Bills games.

Cuomo's comments came one day after Erie County Executive Mark Polancarz said he supports full capacity at all Buffalo Bills homes games for the 2021 season, but any fan who wants to attend must show proof of being fully vaccinated.

Polancarz said fans will be allowed to use New York State's Excelsior App to show proof that they have been vaccinated.

The Buffalo Bills released a statement following Polancarz's announcement:

“As we did last year, we will continue to cooperate and comply with all New York State and local government regulations regarding our sporting events.”

On Tuesday, the National Football League sent a memo to all 32 clubs stating that all team employees must be fully vaccinated in order to be placed in Tier 1 or Tier 2, thus allowing them to work in close proximity to players, unless that employee has a bona fide medical or religious reason not to be vaccinated.

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