VSU to Require Proof of Vaccination for All Athletic Events

University will enforce campus vaccination mandate at all sporting events in efforts to maintain low COVID-19 positivity rate.

Virginia State University has announced new guidelines that will require all guests at Rogers Stadium and other campus athletic events to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before entry. The new guideline is effective immediately and is part of an effort to help safeguard the health and wellness of the general VSU community and campus visitors. In addition, it aligns with the campus-wide requirement that all faculty, staff, and students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.    

“Right now, our campus has an infection rate below 1%. Our goal is to maintain or even reduce our already low positivity rate in an effort to eradicate the virus on campus all together,” said Peggy Davis, VSU Associate Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics.  “At all times, the safety of our students comes first, and this step further demonstrates that as our priority.”    

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is only required for attendees ages 18 and older. Proof of vaccination includes an official COVID-19 vaccine card or overall vaccination records along with a picture identification. Valid picture identification includes government issued drivers licenses, identification cards or Virginia State University issued Vaccine Passports.   

Masks are still required in all indoor and outdoor spaces, except when actively eating or drinking. The new guidelines will begin immediately and be enforced at all athletic events including the upcoming VSU Homecoming game.  

The games are available for livestreaming at https://www.theciaasn.com/vsu/