vaccine not required for games
With just over two weeks until the Ohio State’s first home football game on the 2021 schedule, the university announced that students and faculty members should be vaccinated.
The warrants come a day after the Pfizer vaccine has been given full FDA approval.
Ohio State’s first home football game is scheduled for September 11 vs. Oregon. The school plans to operate at full capacity. But will Buckeye fans need to be vaccinated to attend the game?
Well, it’s clear that Ohio State students and employees will have to be, but the average fan? No. Not yet, at least.
Current policies do not prohibit unvaccinated fans from attending Ohio State football games.
Ohio State announced in June that he expected full capacity at Ohio Stadium this year. At the time, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said in a press release, “Our hope is that we are at full capacity for our football games.”
There are seven home football games in the state of Ohio this season. In June, the state of Ohio said it was working with local health officials and encouraging fans to get the shot.
“You will continue to hear this message of immunization support from our department, the university and Columbus Public Health as it is a key part of having a full stadium in the fall,” Smith added. in his statement.
The Ohio Stadium has a capacity of nearly 105,000 seats.
What Ohio State Coach Ryan Day Said About Vaccinations
A public service announcement from Buckeyes coach Ryan Day was included in the June announcement.
“It’s been a long year. It’s been tough for a lot of us, ”Day said in a video message. “We can’t wait to return to the ‘Shoe. We’re very happy to have a full stadium and a big part of that is getting the shot. “
Day said earlier this month that more than 90% of the team had been vaccinated and updated the figure on Monday, noting that around 10 players were still unvaccinated.
Big Ten COVID-19 policies
A day before the state of Ohio released its mandate to vaccinate students and staff, the Big Ten announced that teams unable to play due to COVID-19 would lose the game.
Losing teams would be awarded a defeat in the conference standings and their opponent would receive a victory. If both teams were unable to play, the match would be declared without a competition. Matches will not be rescheduled.