St. Bonaventure requiring proof of vaccination for basketball games

ALLEGHANY, N.Y. (WHEC) — St. Bonaventure University will require all fans 5 and older to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend the rest of the men’s and women’s basketball games at the Reilly Center.

The university says it’s putting the requirement in place because of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s “mask-or-vaccinate policy for public spaces”.

SBU says fans 12 and older will need to be fully-vaccinated in order to attend the next home game, which is slated for Jan. 1 for the women’s team and Jan. 5 for the men’s.

Kids ages 5 through 11 will need to have received at least one dose to attend the games above, and must be fully vaccinated by the Feb. 20 women’s game and the Feb. 16 men’s game.

SBU says masks will no longer be required for fans 5 and older, but they will be required for kids 3 to 4 unless they are eating or drinking.

The university says it will accept the Excelsior Pass app, CLEAR Pass app, vaccine cards, or a cellphone picture of a vaccine card as proof.