Updated COVID policies for basketball games in Viejas


SAN DIEGO – In response to this week’s announcement by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) regarding statewide changes to indoor mask mandates and testing requirements for “mega events” , San Diego State University has updated its COVID-19 policies regarding participation in men’s and women’s basketball games at Viejas Arena, which will take effect during the basketball game tonight’s women’s match against UC San Diego.

Health check

As per state and county guidelines, for the 2021-22 season, all guests two years of age and older will be required to show either proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccine run or a negative COVID-19 test. Since December 15, in accordance with the updated guidelines of the CRPD, SDSU requires that COVID-19 tests be performed the day before the event in order to comply with state and county guidelines. Customers 18 and over will also be required to provide photo ID along with proof of vaccination or negative test results. Only written reports of COVID-19 tests performed by laboratories will be accepted as proof; photos from home tests are not acceptable.

Face cover

In accordance with SDSU’s facial coverage policy and in accordance with state and local requirements, all guests two years of age and older are required to wear a face cover that covers both nose and mouth at all times, unless actively eat or drink, regardless of vaccination status. .

Students, professors, SDSU staff

SDSU students, faculty and staff, in accordance with campus COVID-19 policy, will be able to present their healtheLogin verification to access Aztec Basketball games. Please Note: Unvaccinated faculty, staff, and students must have negative test results on file with a test collected the day before the event in order to comply with state and county guidelines. SDSU students are encouraged to enter Viejas Arena for Aztec basketball games through Gate 4, as this will primarily serve as the entrance for SDSU students.

General public

Although paper and digital vaccination cards and negative test results are accepted, the general public is encouraged to use the Bindle app, which was introduced to facilitate the verification process and to allow faster entry into Viejas Arena. for Aztec basketball matches.

When using Bindle, guests have two options:

Use COVID-19 vaccination record: Guests can add their COVID-19 vaccination record via Smart Health QR or photo upload. You will only need to import your information once to create a single entry pass for the season. The entry pass will allow faster entry to the event when using the Smart Health QR code. The QR code option is best if you have a vaccination record registered with the State of California or one of the approved issuers. To access your QR code for your CA vaccination record, visit https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/.

Use COVID-19 test recording: Guests can upload their COVID-19 test results for a COVID-19 test collected the day before the event to comply with state and county guidelines. If you choose to verify with testing, you will need to upload new negative COVID-19 tests before each event; you will not be able to get a single entry pass for the season.

Click HERE for more information, including step-by-step instructions on how to use Bindle.

Baggage policy

To speed up your entry to Viejas Arena, it is recommended that you do not bring a bag. If you need to bring a bag, we strongly suggest a clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC tote bag. This helps reduce staff contact with clients’ personal belongings. Bags cannot exceed 16 “x8” x16 “. Backpacks are not allowed.



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