Last week, Florida State University announced new guidelines for students and fans attending home football games after receiving backlash from the season opener against Georgia Tech where many fans were seen not wearing masks or properly social distancing.
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The new policies that will be enforced on game days state that any fan who is not wearing a mask will be asked to put one on or leave the event, students must sit in seats with a “Sit Here” decal on it and tailgates are still prohibited.
The new policy also changes the student football ticket procedures by requiring students to test negative for COVID-19 during the week before each football home game before being eligible for a ticket. Students who do not get tested during the week prior or who receive a positive COVID test result will not receive a ticket. Students who already have a positive COVID test result on file with the University but are no longer positive are not required to get tested again to be eligible for a student ticket.
The new guidelines came from Director of Athletics David Coburn, and they will go into effect immediately, beginning with the Florida State-Jacksonville State game on Oct. 3.