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October 1, 2021

Jeff Evans
Western Washington University Athletic Department
(360) 650-6800

Western Washington University Announces New Fan Policy For Athletic Events

Western Washington University administration has updated its safety measures for visitors to campus, including a new fan attendance policy for all athletic sporting events held inside Carver Gymnasium.

The new policy falls in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines, and to provide a safe environment for all visitors to the WWU campus, including student-athletes, coaches, staff and spectators. The updated policy will go into place for all on-campus events starting Monday, October 18.

  • Proof of Vaccination: All athletic-event spectators ages 12 and older are required to provide proof of vaccination, including a CDC-issued Vaccination Record Card (or photo of the card) to enter ticketed events.
  • Negative COVID Test: Fans ages 12 and older who cannot provide proof of vaccination may present proof of negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours instead of proof of vaccination (for non-WWU students).
  • The Younger Fans: Attendees 11 and under do not need to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test.
  • Mask Up: Fans over the age of 5, regardless of vaccination status, must wear face mask coverings over their nose and mouth while inside the venue.  Masks may be adjusted while actively eating or drinking. If a fan forgot their mask, there will be one available at the entrance of the venue.
  • WWU Badge: Current WWU students can show their “Green Badge” at the entrance to gain admittance into the venue showing they are in compliance with the WWU COVID-19 campus policy.

The proof of vaccination policy is only for indoor events held in Carver Gym (Volleyball/Basketball). Outdoor events at Harrington Field (soccer) and Viking Field (softball) require the masking policy with encouraged social distancing.

This policy will continue to be evaluated as federal, local and local guidelines are revised. Additional information on the WWU Visitor COVID-19 Campus Policy can be found online at WWU.edu and how it relates to other departments and WWU events.

WWU Athletics thanks all our fans for their continued support and understanding, as we all have the common goal to keep our community, campus and student-athletes safe.

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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