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For Immediate Release - August 24, 2021

TIGER STADIUM 2021 COVID-19 PROTOCOLS ANNOUNCED


BATON ROUGE -- 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 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.

“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,” Tate 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.”

The policy will be in effect beginning on September 11th for the home football opener against McNeese. A list of vaccination sites in Louisiana is available at www.ldh.la.gov.

To gain entry into Tiger Stadium, guests 12 and older must show proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine that has received full approval or emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization. A vaccination card, a photo or photocopy of a vaccination card, or verified digital proof of vaccination, including LA Wallet or another government-sanctioned mobile app, will be accepted, with entry granted upon visual inspection.

Those who have not yet received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine must present digital or hard copy proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of kickoff prior to entering the stadium. Guests younger than 12 will not need to present a negative test; masks will be encouraged for children younger than 5 and required for children ages 5 to 11 years old.

“We have the best fans in college football, and we are doing everything we can to ensure their experience in Tiger Stadium this fall is safe and enjoyable,” Woodward said. “When our fans arrive on Saturdays to cheer on the Tigers, they will have confidence that we have taken measures to mitigate their health risks. Our football team has reached 99.1% vaccination, and we are incredibly proud of them for doing their part to protect their team and their community. We are confident our fans will do the same, and I encourage all Tiger fans to receive vaccinations today.”

LSU Athletics will continue to update fans on this season’s procedures – including gameday prescreening options to expedite entry, further masking requirements, pop-up vaccination events, FAQs for all safety protocols, and more – as they are finalized. The first update will be posted on Friday, August 27 at LSUSports.net and distributed across LSU Athletics’ platforms. Season ticket holders with questions regarding refund policies must email tickets@lsu.edu by Friday, August 27.
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Comments

342 Comments
Why can you tailgate with thousands just out side the stadium, but have to the vaccine to get in? I see not difference.
Reply2 months
LSU is doing the right thing. It's time to stop coddling uneducated, selfish, and irresponsible people. They have the right to be unvaccinated, but they don't have the right to spread a deadly disease.
Reply2 months
There's actually lots of educated people, particularly in the medical field, that warn others to avoid the vaccine AKA gene modification treatment - at all costs!
2 months
"lots of educated people...that warn others to avoid the vaccine" sounds a lot like how FOX tells people to avoid the vaccine and cry like babies over masks ... but requires a mask and vaccination to walk in the building. it really isn't a "both sides" have valid arguments... it's more like 99% of actual scientists are on one side and the other side is filled with frootloops and scammers and con men and the gullible.
2 months
Wake up guy. Many vaccinated people are spreading as well. The vaccine offers no immunity but lessens symptoms. It's the perfect spreader
2 months
why do people who don't trust professors, doctors, teachers, health professionals, or epidemiologists even care what happens at a socialized university like LSU? why send your kid to a Marxist (socially-owned) college in the first place? why not find a privately-owned university to cheer for this season? and, can't your kids learn everything they need from youtube and facebook? also, be sure to steer clear of the public health system. total socialism.
Reply2 months
I can attend the UCLA/LSU game in the Rose Bowl without getting tested or given the so-called "jab" (who dreamed that term up?)...Louisiana is outdoing even Californication...unreal!
Reply2 months
Oh great...now we'll have genetically modified Tiger fans and players...let's just hope none of the players suddenly bites the dust after a bad hit...thank Great Reset rep/bad face lift Gov. JBE for all this woke madness...as I see it from CA he's trying to outdo Gov. Gruesome..so sad...I was born and raised in "the (once) great State of Louisiana" and I'd never go back now...wha' happened??
Reply2 months
i think 18 hours a day of talk radio, infowars, daily caller, and youtube videos doesn't quite come across how you might think it does. you sound like a great guy to sit next to at the office or take to a party. #eyesrolling
2 months
99% of our football players are vaccinated. Less than 50% of our fans are vaccinated. It is what it is.
Reply2 months
The whole world has gone crazy! Now we have people deciding where,who, and what you can attend based on heresay. Posssibly the worse decision in the history of mankind !
Reply2 months
i was just as surprised when i told my job that they can't use heresay against me to keep me away from the office just because i had ebola.
2 months
My solution is you are required to take a shot at the gate. If you can taste it you’re let in, if not then you have covid and should go home and isolate
Reply2 months
Ain't Liberal Politics just great !!!
Reply2 months
Great for the elite, bad for the masses
2 months
If it’s that big of an issue stay home! That’s a simple solution if you don’t like it the rules.
Reply2 months
Why are you vaccinated so agitated? You chose to take the "vaccine" and are safe (or so you say you believe). If you are safe and have such faith in your "vaccine" then why so much concern for being around other people? You had your choice and made it. Now it is none of your business what anyone else decides to do for themselves. Or, go live in a damn bubble.
2 months
Rob...you keep missing the point. LINK
2 months
For those keeping track, this is the 6th link of evidence I have provided backing everything I have said. You have yet to post one supporting ANY of your nonsensical anecdotes. Just sayin...I'm still waiting.
2 months
But Joe the plumber told me that he knows more about viruses and immunizations and scientists and doctors do. I just can’t figure out who I should listen to and trust.
Reply2 months
You are listening to them to TELL you what they want you to do and as a little mind numb sheep you did what Sleepy Joe wants you to do. So now you want to pass on your authority (of which you have zero) to people who do not agree with you and your decision. So stfu.
2 months
So in one reply you champion the idea of it being a decision between the patient and the doctor. In the next you call someone listening to the advice of doctors as "little mind number sheep." So do you only believe doctors that agree with what you already believe? That's called confirmation bias...perfect example of someone that can't really think for themselves or deal with evidence that proves them wrong.
2 months
Refusing vaccination is not a conservative position.
Reply2 months
No. It is and should be a Personal Health Decision between you and your Doctor.
2 months
Rob seems like the guy who would just keep changing doctors until he got the answer he wanted
2 months
>It is and should be a Personal Health Decision between you and your Doctor it IS a personal health decision. no one is knocking on your door. what you don't get is that it is SOMEONE ELSE'S DECISION as to whether you can attend an event and smoke, shout obscenities, be blackout drunk, wear no shoes, or be unvaccinated. you're just mad that your decision has consequences. tough.
2 months
Y'all right, all this welfare money has got to my head
Reply2 months
Trump is vaccinated.. But y'all aren't ready for that narrative it ruins your whole identity
Reply2 months
rob62
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Hey Moron, President Trump chose to take the vaccine and then stated it was his individual choice and said that it should be everyone's individual choice if they wanted to take it. The difference is that your idiot Democrats want to force everyone to take the flawed vaccine. I do not care if you take it or not but your choice ends with you and stops at me. Get your story straight and stop being a typical lying Democrat.
2 months
it's amazing that idiots on here can't grasp that taking the vaccine IS YOUR CHOICE. you just don't want others to be allowed to exclude you from participation in activities WHEN THAT IS THEIR CHOICE. don't get it. who cares? just stay at home and out of the hospital when you can't breathe and no one cares what you do.
2 months
Who said I was a Democrat?
2 months
I find it absurd that the third and most obvious option is missing. Proof of a past positive test or antibodies thus proving previous infection. This third choice easily outweighs the other options BY FAR regarding safety to the general population. The ONLY population who we are not seeing hit the ER door is the previously infected. Why is this not recognized? Unacceptable. Discussed in The Rant
Reply2 months
Valid point, but not entirely true...there are folks who catch it a second time and have a stronger case of effects that require hospitalization. There is however evidence that natural immunity is even better protection that the vaccine. Agree, should be an option for entry.
2 months
Nothing is 100% and won't be but having it and getting the vaccine is even better. Do agree that the sensitivity of the PCR test is probably a less effective marker than an antibody test. Personally, I don't mind sharing vaccination records but don't appreciate the infringement of my medical files. May be just me.
2 months
you can be infected by covid every 6 months. maybe faster with new variants. i've had it twice. first time was terrible. second time was a sore throat.
2 months
Ah, the PCR test that proves nothing…
Reply2 months
And the vaccine that doesn't work but has side effects.
2 months
all evidence (for those who can comprehend how evidence works) to the contrary.
2 months
Next step, restrictions on tailgating
Reply2 months
This is great news. Proud of my university for doing the right thing
Reply2 months
So when LSU revokes the policy what will you say?
2 months
Just get the damn shot
Reply2 months
rob62
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Just mind your own business. You got yiur shot now stfu.
2 months
rob62
2013
Yes sir Mr Stalin
2 months
how's it racist to demand id to vote but not racist to demand a needle in your arm...lol sheep
2 months
I see your collectivism, and I raise you TV, my own bathroom, fridge, and A/C
Reply2 months
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