University of Maryland to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID test to attend indoor sporting events – CBS Baltimore


COLLEGE PARK, Maryland (WJZ) – With the Omicron variant leading to a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, the University of Maryland will require fans to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test result to attend all indoor sporting events, including men’s and women’s basketball games, the sports department said Monday.

The new policy will take effect on Sunday January 9 and will remain in effect until further notice.

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All participants aged 12 and over can provide the following:

  • A COVID-19 vaccination record

  • A photo of the COVID-19 vaccination record

  • A screenshot of a pharmacy vaccination record

  • A screenshot of negative PCR or rapid antigen test results within 48 hours of play. Home testing will not be accepted

Fans 18 and over will be required to present photo ID to verify their vaccination record or negative test. Participants aged 12 and under are exempt from the policy.

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The university said it was continuing its mandate as an indoor mask for all participants. Fans must wear masks at all times, unless they are actively eating or drinking.

University of Maryland students, who must already be vaccinated against COVID-19, do not have to provide proof of vaccination.

Anyone who violates school protocols will receive an initial verbal warning. If customers continue to violate protocols, they will be asked to leave and will not receive a refund, the university said.

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The sports department also announced that concession stands will remain closed until January 8. They will reopen the next day.

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