Family and friends can use the Bindle app to enter Mega Events at SDSU

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Family and friends can download the Bindle app to enter Mega Events at Viejas Arena.

by Lucelis Martínez, Senior Staff Writer

San Diego State released a university-wide email on how friends and family can access indoor large events on campus this upcoming season. 

“For friends and family, the university has partnered with the company Bindle for the use of a mobile app to ease in verifying COVID-19 status for the on-SDSU public through their mobile devices while attending indoor ‘mega events,’” the email said. 

The app is offered at no cost and is necessary for members of the general public. It will allow them to easily prove they’ve either been vaccinated or have recently tested negative for COVID. For more detailed instructions on how to sign up for Bindle, visit the athletics website. You can also learn to load a vaccine record and/or COVID-19 test results by watching this instructional video. 

As of Oct. 29, SDSU students, faculty and staff should continue to use Healtheconnect to access “indoor mega events,” such as basketball games or concerts in Viejas Arena, according to the university email. Once a student signs into the website, they will see a green medallion, which proves their vaccination status or negative COVID results. 

According to the email, the requirement is in line with the current California Department of Public Health and university guidelines. Events involving 1,000 or more participants are defined as “Indoor Mega events.”  

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“Paper credentials, such as a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccine card or a printed negative COVID-19 laboratory test result, will be accepted,” the email said. 

A printed copy or a photo of the information on an electronic device must be presented on game days.

Email covidclearance@sdsu.edu for more questions about the verification process.