Everybody attending Tulane's home football opener against No. 3 Oklahoma will be required to present proof of having received a COVID-19 vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the game, the school announced. All guests also must wear a mask while in the stadium.

The statement from Tulane comes after New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell issued an directive for the city that requires people engaged in many large indoor and outdoor activities to either show proof of the vaccine or a negative test. The guidelines also extend to those attending New Orleans Saints football games or concerts, eating at restaurants and going to the gym. The requirement goes into effect Aug. 16.