SEATTLE - The Seattle Seahawks organization has announced that all fans 12 years and older will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative test result within 72 hours prior to the game in order to receive entry into Lumen Field.
The Seahawks will open their season this Sunday in Indianapolis before traveling back to Seattle for their home opener at Lumen Field against the Tennessee Titans on September 19.
All fans and staff at the stadium will also be required to wear masks at all times except while actively eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status. This includes both indoor and outdoor areas of the stadium.
The University of Washington, Washington State University (WSU), Seattle Sounders FC and Seattle Kraken also announced they have adopted a similar policy.
Below are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from the Seattle Seahawks team website regarding the policy.
Q: Do I have to be fully vaccinated?
A: Yes. Fans must be fully vaccinated which is defined as a minimum of two weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines (or AstraZeneca for international fans) or a minimum of two weeks following the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Q: Can I still attend Seahawks games if I'm partially vaccinated?
A: Fans who are not yet vaccinated, have only received one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or are not yet beyond the two-week minimum fully vaccinated window, must still provide a negative COVID-19 test for entry.
Q: Do I need to bring my actual vaccine card?
A: In addition to your official CDC-issued (or foreign country equivalent) vaccination card, a photo or digital version of your official CDC-issued (or foreign country equivalent) vaccination card with your name and dates of doses, including the date the last dose was administered printed on the card, will also be accepted. If you cannot find your card and were vaccinated in Washington state, you can find instructions for downloading it on the Washington Department of Health website.
Q: What types of negative COVID-19 tests will be accepted?
A: Acceptable tests include PCR and rapid tests. At-home, self-administered tests will not be accepted.
Q: What if I cannot be vaccinated for medical/religious reasons or have children who are not yet eligible?
A: Those age 12 and older without vaccination records must display a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to kickoff to be granted entry into the stadium. This applies to unvaccinated fans with approved medical or religious exemptions. Children under the age of 12 do not require a negative test for entry.