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COVID vaccine or negative test required for entry to Duke men's and women's basketball games, Duke Athletics announces

Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is required to get entry to basketball games this season.
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is required to get entry to basketball games this season.

You're going to need more than just your ticket to get into Cameron Indoor Stadium this year.

Duke Athletics announced that to watch men's and women's basketball games inside Cameron Indoor Stadium this year, either proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of tipoff is required. Without either at the door, attendees will have the option to buy a rapid test and if the result to that is negative, they will be allowed to enter.

The first reports of this protocol surfaced Sept. 28 from The News & Observer's Steve Wiseman.

Fans can upload their test or negative result to DukeCheckIn.com (which goes live Oct. 12) prior to the game or they can find one of six verification tents outside the stadium. A confirmation code from the website or a wristband from one of the tents will be issued and used to gain entry. 

Guests who are five years of age and older must have a mask on at all times. Attendees under 12 years of age do not need to show proof of a vaccine or proof of a negative test, but they must follow all other existing health and safety protocols. 

This is in addition to the already existing mask requirement at all Duke Athletics events which requires a facial covering at all times, except when eating or drinking.


Jake C. Piazza

Jake Piazza is a Trinity junior and sports editor of The Chronicle's 117th volume.

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