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Fans will no longer be required to wear masks at campus athletic events

The policy update comes after UB announced it would drop its mandate, effective Saturday

Fans pose for a photo at a women's volleyball game at Alumni Arena last semester.
Fans pose for a photo at a women's volleyball game at Alumni Arena last semester.

Following UB’s announcement that masks will no longer be required “in most settings” on campus starting Saturday, UB Athletics announced fans will not be required to wear masks to attend athletic events, effective March 5.

This includes the final women’s basketball game against Bowling Green Saturday afternoon at Alumni Arena.

“With rapidly declining case numbers in Erie County and a strong vaccination rate at UB, we welcome this emerging return to normal,” Vice President for Student Life Brian Hamluk said in a school-wide email Wednesday. “As the university continues to monitor conditions in consultation with local health officials, we’ll be sure to keep you updated of any further changes to UB’s health and safety guidelines.”

A press release from UB Athletics states that “any fan who wishes to continue wearing a mask is welcome to do so.”

Anthony DeCicco is the senior sports editor and can be reached at and @DeCicco42 on Twitter

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Anthony DeCicco is the Editor-in-Chief of The Spectrum. His words have appeared in outlets such as SLAM Magazine In 2020, he was awarded First Prize for Sports Column Writing at the Society of Professional Journalists' Region 1 Mark of Excellence Awards. In his free time, he can be found watching ‘90s Knicks games and reading NFL Mock Drafts at 3 a.m. 



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