LSU announced, after the FDA’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine for anyone 16 and older, that all students, faculty and staff will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Students have until Sept. 10 to submit proof of their first dose of the vaccination or to formally opt out via the exemption waiver form on the LSU Student Health Center Patient Portal. Students have until Oct. 15 to submit proof of full vaccination
In anticipation for the upcoming LSU football season, 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. 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.
“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.
“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 continues to provide COVID-19 test and vaccinations on campus, and fans are encouraged to follow LSU Athletics’ updates as they finalize this season’s procedures.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 27.