LSU announces new COVID policies for stadium admittance

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By WVUA 23 News Reporters Sarah Erickson and Elise Anzaldua

TUSCALOOSA — Louisiana State University is the first Southeastern Conference school requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to get into their stadium this season.

The policy begins at LSU’s home opener Sept. 11 against McNeese State.

All fans 12 and older must have received at least one dose of a vaccine or present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of kickoff. Read more regarding the policy right here.

Tuscaloosa residents and University of Alabama students weighed in on this decision and how it may impact this football season.

“Alabama and Auburn need to have the same policy, no entrance if no vaccination. I have my card in my pocket,” said Tuscaloosa resident Greyling Sledge.

UA student Itzel Mata agreed that the policy would keep students and fans safer.

“I definitely feel that if Alabama did that we would be a more safe school. I am not against vaccinations, but I think you should get it if you want to. Forcing things is not a good idea.”

As of now, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation banning the requirement of proof of COVID vaccination at state institutions.

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