LSU fans going to games at Tiger Stadium will need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test no older than 72 hours to get into games at the venue, the school announced Tuesday.
LSU is believed to be the first SEC school to require such mandates to watch home games for guests aged 12 and older. The school said mandate comes amid the rise of delta variant cases in Louisiana. Coronavirus cases have increased since July. The state reported more than 10,800 coronavirus cases on Monday.
“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 William F. Tate IV said in a news release.
“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.” – READ MORE