Louisiana State University has become the first SEC school to institute strict COVID-19 prevention measures prior to the start of the college football season. Fans attending games at Tiger Stadium will have to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test that was taken 72 hours prior to the start of the game or proof of vaccination. Fans under the age of 12 years old who are unable to take the vaccine may enter the stadium, but will be required to wear masks.
“As the flagship institution of the state of Louisiana, our foremost responsibility is to ensure the safety of our students, our supporters, and our community,” LSU President Williams Tate IV said.
“While we are aware of the diverse perspectives across the nation regarding masks and vaccinations, we must take all reasonable measures to protect our campus and community, not only on gamedays, but long after guests have left Tiger Stadium. The current threat to our lives, our health, and to our medical systems due to COVID-19 is overburdening our hospitals, and we must do our part to stop the spread.”
LSU will play its first home game of the season against McNeese State on September 11.