Cheer the Buckeyes on safely

September 10, 2021

O-H! Ohio State football is back in The ‘Shoe this weekend and we are looking forward to cheering the Buckeyes on to a win against Oregon! While things are starting to feel more normal, we are still facing the COVID-19 pandemic and the Delta variant. It will be critical for every member of Buckeye Nation to make safe and healthy choices.

To get Game Day ready, keep the following tips and resources in mind:

  • Take Personal Precautions: While you will see additional security measures around campus during Game Day and throughout the weekend, it is still important to play an active role in enhancing your own safety. Travel in groups or use public transportation. Put earbuds away and be aware of your surroundings while walking, especially at night. Use crosswalks, and if driving, watch out for pedestrians. More information and safety resources are available on the Department of Public Safety website.
  • Safety in The ‘Shoe: There is nothing like being in Ohio Stadium for a game, so make sure you are prepared by reviewing the information on the Ohio State Athletics website and in this video. Face masks will be required in all interior public spaces, which includes the Huntington Club, elevators, first aid rooms, restrooms and press box. Masks will not be required for outdoor public spaces, which include the entry gates, concourses, concession stands and the seating bowl; however, you are strongly encouraged to take extra precautions to mask up outside if you cannot maintain physical distancing, which we know is hard in the Ohio Stadium.
  • Party Smart: Partying smart is all about staying safe while having fun. Whether you choose to drink or not, the Student Wellness Center has Party Smart tools and tips to keep you and your friends healthy. It is critical to be an active bystander and look out for your fellow Buckeyes. More information is available on the Student Wellness Center website.
  • Be a Good Neighbor: Though it may feel like it sometimes, students aren’t the only people who call the University District home. The university is committed to being a good neighbor in our campus communities and asks that students living and spending time off-campus do the same. This means taking pride in the area you call home by cleaning up after parties, being mindful of litter and loitering and keeping noise to an acceptable level.

Thank you for your dedication to the health and safety of Buckeye Nation, and as always...Go Buckeyes!