Vaccination Policy for Michigan State Home Sporting Events
Over the past couple of years we've seen the coronavirus numbers go up in Michigan and then go back down.
Now two years in, we're dealing with the Omicron virus and with COVID-19 numbers sky rocketing through the roof, it's time to deal with more rules and vaccination policies across the board.
As you know, beginning Jan. 10, MSU students are going remote for at least three weeks because of the most recent COVID-19 surge.
And speaking of new rules, Michigan State is now requiring all fans to be vaccinated or have proof of a negative COVID-19 test to basically get into any sporting event on the campus of Michigan State University.
And yes this does include men's and women's basketball games at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.
According to the Detroit Free Press:
The school announced its new policy Saturday, three days after Tom Izzo's team played without four players who were out with COVID-19. It goes into effect immediately and will be in place for the Spartans' game at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Breslin against Nebraska.
I watched the MSU/Northwestern basketball game over the weekend and noticed that everyone at the Breslin Center were wearing masks during the entire basketball game. MSU won the game by a score of 73-67.
With more and more COVID-19 numbers going up here in Michigan, it's better to play it safe for the sake of everyone including people who have yet to receive their vaccinations.
New rules from the Detroit Free Press:
The new rules require spectators ages 12 and older who attend indoor events to show their vaccination card or have proof of a negative COVID-test within 72 hours of the event. The policy also applies to hockey, wrestling and gymnastics.