Gonzaga to require proof of vaccination/negative COVID-19 test to attend home athletic events

<p><p>Updated attendance protocols at Gonzaga will require fans to take specific action related to COVID-19 protection before attending ticketed athletic events.</p></p><p><p>Similar to guidelines recently announced at Washington State, Washington and within Seattle’s professional sports scene, Gonzaga is requiring fans to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or show a negative COVID-19 test before attending.</p></p><p><p>The guidelines will take effect on Saturday before Gonzaga’s soccer teams hosts Nebraska-Omaha.</p></p><p><p>Fans 12 years of age or older will need to provide vaccination proof, including a CDC-issued Vaccination Record Card to enter ticketed athletic events. Fans may also provide a photo of their vaccination card.</p></p><p><p>Those 12 or older who are unable to provide proof of vaccination may show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken with 72 hours of an event.</p></p><p><p>Fans ages 11 and under won’t be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.</p></p><p><p>In addition to the updated vaccination/testing requirements, Gonzaga is also requiring fans over the age of 5 to wear face mask coverings over their nose and mouth while inside the venue. Masks may be adjusted while actively eating or drinking.</p></p><p><p>According to a school release, Gonzaga students, faculty and staff are able to show valid university identification as proof of compliance with the institution’s COVID-19 campus vaccination policy.</p></p><p><p>Policies will be evaluated in accordance with federal, state and local guidance.</p></p>