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Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required at BYU public events

Following the recent rise in local and national COVID-19 cases, BYU will be requiring attendees of large, indoor public events on campus (athletics, performing arts, conferences and symposiums) to present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to gain access to the event venue.

Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test may be required at any public event, but generally will be required at public events with more than 100 attendees.

This change will be effective beginning Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, when event staff will be fully able to implement the new safety protocols. Guests under the age of 12 will be permitted to enter the venue without showing proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

Masks continue to be required at all indoor BYU facilities when physical distancing isn’t maintained regardless of vaccination status. Individuals experiencing symptoms of illness should not attend campus events.

“The safety of our students, faculty, staff and campus guests remains the top priority at BYU,” said President Kevin J Worthen. “These policies will enable us to continue to gather together and share a homecourt advantage, live music, theatre and dance experiences while fulfilling part of our university mission to reflect a loving, genuine concern for the welfare of our neighbor.”

As defined by the CDC, a person is considered fully vaccinated if they can document that at least 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccination. People who were vaccinated outside the United States with a currently FDA-approved or FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine who received all of the recommended doses of a single dose or 2-dose primary COVID-19 vaccine series are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after completion of the series.

It is recommended that guests arrive early to allow time for entry screening. On-site COVID-19 testing may be available for public events at the Marriott Center.

For questions about previously purchased tickets, please contact the BYU Ticket Office at byutickets@byu.edu.

This policy will remain in effect until further notice.

Accepted forms of proof of vaccination
Guests may be required to show a photo ID along with proof of vaccination.

  • A CDC-issued vaccination card including the name of the person vaccinated, the type of vaccination provided and the date that the last dose was administered
  • A digital photo of a CDC-issued vaccination card stored on a phone or electronic device
  • A printed photo of a CDC-issued vaccination card
  • An electronic vaccination record via the Docket mobile app

Accepted forms of proof for a negative COVID-19 test
Guests may be required to show a photo ID along with proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

  • A digital photo of negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test results. The test must be administered within 72 hours of the event time
  • A printed photo of negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test results. The test must be administered within 72 hours of the event time
  • At-home COVID-19 tests will not be accepted
  • Testing is not required if an unvaccinated individual presents proof of a COVID-19 diagnosis within the past 90 days (and the individual is no longer in the CDC-established isolation period).

Students, faculty, staff and campus guests who are seeking COVID-19 testing as an alternative requirement to attend a BYU event can obtain testing at a BYU event testing site. These event testing sites will operate on a first-come, first-served basis (appointments not required). The same test may be used for multiple BYU events as long as the events start within 72 hours of the test result.

  • Marriott Center
    On-site COVID-19 testing will begin three hours prior to the start of BYU Men’s Basketball games and end 30 minutes after the game has started. On-site testing may be available for other large Marriott Center events; please contact the BYU Ticket Office at byutickets@byu.edu for event-specific availability.
  • Alternate Event Testing Site
    M–F, 3–5 p.m.
    1151 Wilkinson Student Center (formerly The Wall at BYU)

These event testing sites are exclusively for non-symptomatic patrons who will be attending large, indoor public events on campus (athletics, performing arts, conferences and symposiums) and for employees working at the events. State of Utah officials have asked that individuals NOT seek event testing at any of the Test Utah sites.

Planning Events

Campus events may be planned and scheduled but events must abide by current BYU policies and including disease prevention mitigations such as wearing masks indoors when physical distancing isn’t maintained and requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry at public events. As per policy, events that require Risk Management approval can be submitted here for review and approval.