NEWARK, Del. - The University of Delaware is getting ready to host its first home football with a packed house in more than a year. This comes on the heels of the university announcing two consecutive days of more than 100 students reporting positive cases of COVID-19.
"We are anticipating that everyone who attends the game will either need to show proof of full vaccination or they’ll have to show a negative test taken within the past 72 hours," Andrea Boyle Tippet, Communications Director with the University of Delaware, said.
While it is a small percentage of the total student body, it still has some students worried like transfer junior Shania Wells.
"Honestly, it’s a little bit scary. I also think it has to be expected, ya know? Everyone came back so it’s bound to happen," said Wells.
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She’s doing her best to avoid large events like this Saturday’s football game.
"I don’t really go to large events. I know that they do have them here like they had a Twilight ceremony a few weeks ago and I noticed that when all the students are together. I don’t think they wear their masks," added Wells.
Tippet believes the measures taking place for the upcoming football are indeed enough to "protect the flock."