Heading to a Green Bay Packers road game during the 2021 season? Here are the COVID rules on masks and vaccinations at these NFL stadiums.

Richard Ryman
Green Bay Press-Gazette
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GREEN BAY – Green Bay Packers fans will face a variety of requirements to get into NFL stadiums this season because of COVID-19.  

All 30 NFL stadiums have been cleared for full attendance this season, but teams run the gamut from strict requirements to more laissez-faire approaches. Had the Packers played in New Orleans at Caesars Superdome for their Week 1 game — the contest has since been moved to Jacksonville, Florida, due to Hurricane Ida — all fans would have had to show a proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test and worn a mask. Now at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, unvaccinated fans are only encouraged to wear masks.

Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions, who play at an indoor stadium, Ford Field, will not require vaccinations or masks.

The Packers are not requiring vaccinations, negative COVID tests or face masking at Lambeau Field. They are, however, "strongly encouraging" people to wear masks indoors, as Packers staff will do.

Very few spectators wear masks during the first preseason Green Bay Packers game Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. The Houston Texans beat the Green Bay Packers 26-7. This is first game since the COVID where all seats were allowed to be filled.

The Packers are asking fans to use the gate printed on their tickets to enter the stadium. That will help reduce entry times. Fans are reminded to allow adequate time to get into the stadium, which might take longer while fans and staff get accustomed to all mobile tickets.

All game tickets this year are electronic and scanned from cellphones or other mobile devices. The team will have staff members dressed in florescent green shirts between the security scanners and ticket takers to help fans who are not comfortable with or versed in the use of the mobile tickets.

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At all stadiums, fans are asked to stay home if they have any COVID-19 symptoms or if they were recently exposed to COVID-19.

Fans should assume that all stadiums are cashless.

All requirements are subject to change as the pandemic situation evolves.

Contact Richard Ryman at (920) 431-8342 or rryman@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @RichRymanPG, on Instagram at @rrymanPG or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RichardRymanPG/.

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