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FSU Implements Strict COVID-19 Policy for Games

Andy Berg

Florida State University has implemented a policy that will require students test negative for COVID-19 before they can attend any football games.

FSU Athletic Director sent a letter to students last week, alerting them to new game day policies related to stopping the spread of COVID-19 on campus.

As part of the new policies, the school will require that students test negative for COVID-19 during the week prior to each football home game they are planning to attend.

The policy goes into effect immediately and will apply to the upcoming FSU game against Jacksonville State on October 3. 

According to the Tallahassee ABC affiliate, the online registration window to sign up for testing will open on Thursday, Sept. 24. Students will the be tested at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center 

Students who are eligible to receive their requested ticket will be notified by Friday, Oct. 2, pending a negative test result. 

Students who test positive will be contacted by FSU’s SAFER contact assessment team. 

In addition, the following policies also will be strictly enforced on game days:

  • Any fan who is not wearing a mask will be asked to put on a mask or leave the event.
  • Any student who violates the University’s safety protocol will not have access to the ticket lottery system in the future.
  • Students must sit in seats designated by a decal stating “SIT HERE”.
  • Any student who is sitting or standing in an unauthorized location will be asked to move or leave the event.
  • Tailgates will continue to be prohibited.

Due to privacy laws and regulations, FSU says will only be able to accept tests that have been completed through the campus testing program.

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