Memphis Grizzlies Dropping Proof Of Vaccination, Negative Tests For Home Games

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The Memphis Grizzlies’ next home game will come with a slightly different experience for fans.

FedEx Forum announced that beginning Nov. 24, fans will no longer be asked to provide either a negative COVID-19 test or show proof of vaccination to enter the arena.

FedEx Forum, home to both the NBA team and the NCAA basketball’s Memphis Tigers, will also modify the COVID-19 Entry Policy for the Tigers, as well.

The Grizzlies will re-evaluate the policy on or before January 7, 2022, with updates provided accordingly, the statement reads.

The Mask Policy was updated a day earlier to be consistent with CDC guidelines, per the news release.

While masks remain highly encouraged for all fans in attendance, they are no longer required for children or adults. Working staff for all events at FedExForum, including Grizzlies games, will continue wearing masks for the foreseeable future.

There is a health screening for fans seated within 15 feet of the court.

“All fans 12 and older attending any Grizzlies or Tigers games at FedExForum have the option to present either proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 72-hours prior to the scheduled event or proof of at least one dose of the vaccination,” the release reads.

While the requirements vary for the NCAA and NBA games, Grizzlies fans seated within 15 feet of the court must follow NBA Health & Safety requirements — fans 2 or older must either provide proof of negative COVID-19 test 48-hours prior to the scheduled game or proof of vaccination for those 12 and over.

More information about the screenings and changes to the policies can be found here.

The Grizzlies (8-7) will host the Toronto Raptors (8-9) on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. CT.

The Tigers’ first game with the new policy will be when Memphis (4-0) hosts Murray State (3-0) on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. CT.

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