LSU requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test to attend games

Individuals attending New Orleans Saints home games this season know they will be required to show proof of either a COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative coronavirus test to enter the Caesars Superdome. The LSU Tigers announced a similar policy on Tuesday. 

“With the significant threat presented by COVID-19 across the state of Louisiana due to the highly transmissible Delta variant, LSU will require all Tiger Stadium guests 12 years of age and older to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to entry,” the school said in a prepared statement. “The decision comes after consultation with – and support from – Governor John Bel Edwards, LSU President William F. Tate IV, LSU’s Board of Supervisors, Tiger Athletic Foundation, and Director of Athletics Scott Woodward.”

The policy will be in effect when the Tigers host the McNeese State Cowboys in their home opener on Sept. 11. 

Fans younger than 12 do not need to show proof of a negative test to attend games, but guests between five and 11 years old must wear proper face coverings inside the venue. Children under five are “encouraged” to wear masks. 

Woodward added in the release that the football team “has reached 99.1% vaccination.” 

According to Alex Scarborough of ESPN, LSU is the first SEC institution to announce such a strict attendance policy for the upcoming season.

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