UCLA Athletics has made a health and safety policy shift regarding COVID-19.
Starting with UCLA women's volleyball on September 22, all indoor events will require attendees to prove full vaccination status or provide a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event. The decision comes in accordance with updated health guidance from the California Department of Public Health. All men’s and women’s basketball games and men’s and women’s volleyball games will be under these new health guidelines.
This fall, for fans entering Pauley Pavilion that are fully vaccinated, they will need to show their proof of vaccination in one of four ways.
Attendees will have to show either their physical vaccination card with two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, single dose of Johnson and Johnson or any other vaccine permitted by the World Health Organization. Other options are through a photo on a document of the vaccination card, photo shown on a device of vaccination card or documentation from a healthcare provider showing proof of vaccination.
Fans who wish to provide a negative COVID-19 test for entrance will need to show their results either on a printed document or on their device from the laboratory or test provider. Either option, the results need to show the person's name, type of test performed, and negative test result.
Regardless of how someone gains entrance to an event, face coverings will be required for people 2 years old or older. Face coverings can be removed when actively eating or drinking.
Stanford started requiring a policy for its indoor arenas on Monday. Spectators attending events at Stanford Stadium and Maples Pavilion have to go through the same process as UCLA to gain entrance into the events.
These guidelines will be in effect up until at least November 1 and will be subject to change whenever the university sees fit.