UNLV basketball will require fans to be vaccinated

UNLV will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all fans to enter Thomas & Mack for Runnin’ Rebel basketball games this season.

UNLV becomes the second team in Las Vegas to require proof of vaccination to attend, following the lead of the Raiders. The Golden Knights, UNLV football and all other sporting events in Vegas have either been played outdoors or had a mask mandate.

The mask mandate is the second options for teams. But enforcement has been impossible.

“We are committed to the health and safety of our Rebel community,” said UNLV Interim Director of Athletics Erick Harper. “After much thought and reviewing all feedback, we have decided to require vaccinations to attend UNLV basketball games at the Thomas & Mack Center for this season. The best way to protect yourself and others from this virus is to be fully vaccinated and we encourage all to get vaccinated if they haven’t already done so. Having a fully vaccinated audience will also allow fans to experience the games without wearing masks.”

Fans will not have the option of showing a negative COVID-19 test for entry. It is vaccination or nothing.

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