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University of Arkansas’ Razorback Stadium will be open for everyone regardless of their vaccination status, no tests required



Arkansas – Despite the fact that the latest Covid-19 wave is causing issued in the state, University of Arkansas officials said that the Razorback Stadium will be open to the public for everyone regardless of their vaccination status and no tests will be required. This measure will remain in place at least until the end of the year.

On Saturday, the stadium will host their first game with full capacity which is more than 70,000 people. As of now, there are still plenty of tickets available for the Saturday’s match.

Louisiana State University is requiring fans who enter Tiger Stadium to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

However, that will not be the case for those who want to attends the events at the Razorback Stadium.

University officials added that despite their latest decision, attendees will be required to follow certain pandemic measures like wearing masks indoors and social distancing where possible.

According to them, masks will be required in the restrooms, fan shop and in all indoor locations close to the stadium.

Masks might be available at site, but everyone is encouraged to bring their own mask.

In an effort to make the vaccination process easier for everyone, one vaccination site will be available in the stadium and another mobile clinic will be available just outside of the stadium.

Tailgating is making a return this season. The school will hold a live concert at “HogTown,” starting four hours before kickoff. It will include live entertainment, food, and drinks.

Since the Delta variant is highly transmittable, no other venues in the area decided to follow the Razorback Stadium officials’ decision. Walton Arts Center and TheatreSquared will require proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. The Walmart AMP is doing so for two upcoming shows.

“If you’re in a crowded situation, whether your vaccinated or not, it is the recommendation that you put on a mask,” Dr. Marti Sharkey, Fayetteville Health Officer said.

Meanwhile, Arkansas is facing one of the greatest Covid-19 wave as a result of the Delta variant. Gov. Hutchinson in multiple occasions urged everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible in an effort to slow down the spread of the virus and improve the state’s safety.

He also urged parents to vaccinate their children aged 12 or older as the number of positive cases in the schools across the country is on the rise since the start of the school year. Some of the school districts decided to implement mask mandates in the schools, but the results of this measure are not successful everywhere.

In Wednesday’s report, Arkansas added new 2,890 confirmed cases and additional 101 hospitalizations were recorded, currently reaching 1,313.