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Rambler Fans Must Show Proof of Vaccination on Game Days

Zack Miller | The PhoenixLoyola updated its game day policies in Gentile Arena, asking all fans to show proof of vaccination when attending games.

Loyola fans are now required to show proof of vaccination in order to attend games in Gentile Arena, according to the university’s Game Day Guidelines.

Since August, fans had the option of showing proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result from within 72 hours of the game to gain entry to the arena, The Phoenix reported. However, with  the city of Chicago’s new vaccine mandate for most indoor facilities, the university had to update its guidance.

Fans aged five and older will be required to show their vaccine card, and fans 16 and older must show their vaccine card and an ID that matches. 

Those who have previously received a medical or religious exemption are exempt from the rule, but they must show proof of the exemption and a negative test result within 72 hours of the game, according to the university.

Loyola mandated the vaccine for all students, faculty and staff at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, but has allowed some exemptions on medical or religious grounds.

While fans can show their CDC card, a photo of it or immunization record, the university said it’s partnering with the CLEAR Health Pass — an app that’s available to download — to easily show proof of vaccination.

The Loyola men’s basketball team’s next game in Gentile Arena is set to take place Jan. 8 against the Bradley Braves at 3 p.m. CT.

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