Following a new indoor mask mandate issued by the City of Philadelphia on Wednesday morning, the Eagles put out the following statement:
The City of Philadelphia announced earlier today an indoor mask mandate throughout the city, regardless of vaccination status. In accordance with the mandate, the Philadelphia Eagles have updated their health and safety protocols.
All stadium guests and staff will be required to wear a mask when visiting indoor spaces at Lincoln Financial Field. Fans are not required to wear a mask outdoors. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a mask at all times unless actively eating or drinking. Fans should bring their own masks to the stadium.
Our organization is communicating directly with Season Ticket Members and fans scheduled to attend Thursday’s game to ensure they are fully aware of the updated stadium policy. We will continue to monitor developments and remain prepared to adjust stadium policies quickly and safely as needed.
Before this announcement, the Eagles were merely recommending face coverings indoors. Now it is mandatory whether you’re vaccinated or not.
This news is obviously especially relevant with the Eagles set to host their first preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night at Linc. If you’re going to the game, make sure you bring a face covering with you.
In addition, the Eagles are also emphasizing that fans should not attend games if they “have COVID-19, have experienced COVID-19 symptoms, know they have been exposed to COVID-19, or are subject to a federal or local travel or quarantine advisory.” All guests are subject to the Fan Health Promise.