This is the kind of thing that will actually make a difference in the South:
LSU will require anyone attending Tiger Stadium who is 12 years of age or older to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within the last 72 hours, the school announced on Tuesday.
LSU, which became the first school in the SEC to outline such a policy, cited a rise in COVID-19 cases and the “highly transmissible” delta variant.
The policy will go into effect in time for LSU’s home opener against McNeese State on Sept. 11.
Those younger than 12 will not have to show proof of a negative PCR test. However, masks will be required for children between 5 and 11 years old and encouraged for those younger than 5.
According to the CDC, only 50.3% of adults in the state of Louisiana have been fully vaccinated — a rate that’s among the 10 lowest in the U.S.
I don’t think anyone thought it would be LSU that would be the first school in the SEC to require the vaccine or negative test to get into a football game. Evidently, at least Tennessee and Georgia are going to do nothing as of now. Maybe this gives them some leeway. In any case, some LSU fans say they are no longer fans but other LSU fans immediately went out and got the vaccine.