The University of Washington and Washington State University will require fans to present proof of vaccination when attending all sporting events on their respective campuses.
As reported by ABC-affiliate KXLY, the policy announcement came Tuesday in conjunction with Seattle’s professional sports teams. The Seattle Seahawks, Sounders, Mariners and Kraken implemented policies that require vaccine proof at all Lumen Field, T-Mobile Park and Climate Pledge Arena events.
Spectators older than 12 will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of an event.
The UW’s policy goes into effect Sept. 18 when the football team plays Arkansas State. The Huskies will also host a pop-up vaccine site that day for those who are not yet vaccinated, KXLY reported.
WSU’s vaccine policy will begin with home contests in the month of October. Meanwhile, masks will be required for all events, including those held outdoors, effective immediately.