Northeastern welcomes back spectators to athletic events


Kayla Shiao

The doghouse at a previous men’s hockey game.

Annah Chaya, sports editor

According to a press release published Sunday, Northeastern University will be reopening home athletic events to spectators starting Monday. Northeastern home games have not seen spectators since Dec. 17, 2021 due to the surge of cases among the student population.

In order to attend an event, guests 12 and older need to present proof of full vaccination, including a booster shot, by Jan. 18, or as soon as they are eligible. 

For current students, faculty and staff, showing their Husky Card will fulfill this requirement. All other guests will be required to show a photo identification card with a matching name. 

Those unable to provide proof of vaccination will be allowed in if they can present a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test. The test results must be within 72 hours of the event and administered by a healthcare professional. Self-administered tests will not be accepted for admittance. Mask mandates will still be enforced in accordance with both Northeastern’s and the City of Boston’s indoor mask mandate.  

Northeastern’s seven-day positivity rate sits at 3.06%, with 131 people testing positive on Jan. 17.