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Tools, local orders and ordinances to be aware of in East Lansing on game day

From education to enforcement, the City of East Lansing, ICHD and MSU are united in using every tool in their toolbox to protect the health and safety of the Spartan community on game day. Existing tools include:

• A prohibition on tailgating on campus, including barring the possession of open or uncapped containers of alcoholic beverages and the consumption of alcoholic beverages in all public areas of land governed by the MSU Board of Trustees.

• A City ordinance that prohibits open alcohol in public places in the off-campus community, including streets, sidewalks, parking lots/garages, parks and more.

• Not allowing public distribution of tickets for home football games at Spartan Stadium.

• ICHD Emergency Orders that prohibit outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people in parts of East Lansing and limit indoor gatherings to no more than 10 people throughout the community.

• A requirement that face coverings be worn at all times, indoors and outdoors, on MSU’s campus and in downtown East Lansing.

• A City of East Lansing emergency ordinance that imposes fines of $500 for violating public health orders, including the size limits for social gatherings.

• A new COVID-19 exposure notification app, MI COVID Alert, that MSU students, faculty and staff as well as members of the local community are encouraged to download.

Leaders at MSU, Ingham County and the City of East Lansing are strongly discouraging off-campus gatherings as well to protect public health.