Michigan State University announced that it will require proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test for athletic, music, art and theater events on campus.
The new requirements include events at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts and will be in place for performances of “Cats,” running through Jan. 9. The Wharton Center also has upcoming performances scheduled for “Disney’s Frozen,” “Hamilton” and an evening with Branford Marsalis, among others.
The policy will require patrons ages 12 and older to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event.
MSU students, faculty and staff may present their university identification to show they are compliant. Patrons 11 and under are not required to be vaccinated or tested at this time, but they must be accompanied by an adult who meets the policy requirements.
The policy also applies to men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, hockey and gymnastics home events as well as MSU Broad Art Museum and Auditorium and College of Music performances.
MSU’s indoor mask requirement remains in effect for events and all MSU indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status.
For help finding the location of COVID-19 test sites, visit the state of Michigan website.