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LSU to stop temperature checks at football games


“LSU will not require a medical wellness check in order to reduce lines and wait times at gate entry points,” the school posted on its athletics website Tuesday.

In addition to the changes to the school’s Covid-19 policy, the university is also updating its alcohol policy, resuming sales for fans 21 years and older. All changes will go into effect for the Tigers next home game, a 9 p.m. ET kickoff versus Missouri on Saturday.

“We closely monitored all aspects of game day with the new protocols in place knowing there would be areas for improvement,” said Senior Associate Athletic Director Robert Munson.

While wellness checks are no longer required for entry, fans are still encouraged “to conduct a self-assessment before heading to the game to check for COVID-19 symptoms,” the website notes. Also, those attending games are required to wear a mask while in their seats, as well as while in line for concessions and restrooms. In an effort to further reduce congestion and group gatherings, LSU plans to open additional concession stands throughout Tiger Stadium.

A year ago, led by Heisman Trophy winner and future No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Joe Burrow, the Tigers raced to a perfect 15-0 record and the school’s 4th national title. Through two games in 2020, LSU is 1-1 overall, and ranked 17th in The Associated Press poll.