FSU requiring students to be tested before attending games

Florida State athletics announced a new policy requiring students to test negative for COVID-19 during the week prior to each home football game they are planning to attend.

Fans throughout Doak Campbell Stadium are required to wear masks, the letter stated. Tailgating will also be prohibited.

“Attending football games is a cherished tradition at Florida State University, and I know you all want to continue to be able to cheer on our team in person,” athletics director David Coburn wrote. “To do that, it is critical that everyone follows health and safety protocols and do everything that we can do stop the spread of COVID-19.”

The student policy is in effect now and begins with the Seminoles’ second home game, against Jacksonville State on Oct. 3. FSU is requesting students to be tested at the Tucker Center COVID-19 site between Monday at 9 a.m. and Wednesday at a 4 p.m. Students can request a test here.

Any students who previously tested positive but have now been cleared to be on campus are not required to test again to be eligible for football tickets.

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