September 26, 2022

Tulane to require proof of vaccination for sports events

Tulane University has announced that in alignment with Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s latest COVID-19 announcement, anyone…

Tulane University has announced that in alignment with Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s latest COVID-19 announcement, anyone wishing to attend a Tulane sports event, indoors or outdoors, must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to entry. In a statement, Tulane said, “The increase in COVID cases due to the Delta variant and the low rate of vaccinations in our state has made our community vulnerable to significant health and safety concerns. It is our hope that the mayor’s directive will encourage the unvaccinated to receive a vaccination for their own benefit and for the benefit of all of us. It also serves as a strong reminder that in a pandemic there are expectations for all who want to participate in activities in which they share an environment with others.”Tulane already requires either proof of vaccination or regular COVID-19 testing for anyone attending the university, and they reportedly have over 95% of students vaccinated and 92% of faculty and staff vaccinated. The statement added, “There are still many details regarding the implementation of the directive that we are currently working through, including developing logistical plans to effectively and efficiently ensure compliance with the directive. Tulane University will share those details in the coming days. We are grateful to our passionate and loyal fans who cheer on the Green Wave at every opportunity. We will work hard to ensure that the process for gaining entry to Tulane games is as simple and seamless as possible.To further ensure a smooth gameday experience and to protect our collective health, we encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”

Tulane University has announced that in alignment with Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s latest COVID-19 announcement, anyone wishing to attend a Tulane sports event, indoors or outdoors, must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to entry.

In a statement, Tulane said, “The increase in COVID cases due to the Delta variant and the low rate of vaccinations in our state has made our community vulnerable to significant health and safety concerns. It is our hope that the mayor’s directive will encourage the unvaccinated to receive a vaccination for their own benefit and for the benefit of all of us. It also serves as a strong reminder that in a pandemic there are expectations for all who want to participate in activities in which they share an environment with others.”

Tulane already requires either proof of vaccination or regular COVID-19 testing for anyone attending the university, and they reportedly have over 95% of students vaccinated and 92% of faculty and staff vaccinated.

The statement added, “There are still many details regarding the implementation of the directive that we are currently working through, including developing logistical plans to effectively and efficiently ensure compliance with the directive. Tulane University will share those details in the coming days. We are grateful to our passionate and loyal fans who cheer on the Green Wave at every opportunity. We will work hard to ensure that the process for gaining entry to Tulane games is as simple and seamless as possible.

To further ensure a smooth gameday experience and to protect our collective health, we encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”