Evidence of vaccination or COVID-19 negative test required for sports and arts events | MSU today


Michigan State University will require proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test for on campus sports, music, arts, and theater events.

Proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is required from all participants aged 12 and over within 72 hours of the event. Participants who are unable to provide the required information will not be admitted to the venue.

Policy applies to ticketed events at the MSU Broad Art Museum, Wharton Center, Auditorium, and College of Music performances, such as concerts and recitals, held at the Fairchild Theater, Alumni Memorial Chapel, Cook Recital Hall, or Murray Hall the Hollander Hall. Theater, arts and music events will begin this policy on January 4th with the Cats performance at the Wharton Center and will last through the Spring Semester of 2022.

The policy also applies to men’s and women’s home basketball, hockey, wrestling, and gymnastics events. The first scheduled sporting event where the policy is in effect is the men’s basketball game against Nebraska on January 5th and will continue for the duration of the winter / indoor sporting events.

For events and all interior rooms of the MSU, the university’s obligation to wear an inner mask still applies.

In order to comply with the vaccination requirement, participants must present their COVID-19 vaccination card or a digital picture along with a photo ID that matches the name on the ID card. Students, lecturers and employees of the MSU can show their university ID as proof of compliance with the university’s vaccination requirements. Participants who cThose who do not provide proof of vaccination should bring photo ID and either a printout or photo of their negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the start of the event. People under the age of 17 accompanied by an adult do not need to present photo ID.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to have additional time for review and entry. No test options are available for event participants on site. Prior to arrival, guests should have their COVID-19 negative results completed and on hand.

For those who need help finding a COVID-19 testing site, please visit the state of Michigan Website.

In addition, the MSU Museum will be temporarily closed to the public until January 31. The museum collections remain accessible to researchers by appointment.

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