In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following “return to play” protocol has been established to clearly outline the specific roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of University administrators and club sport leaders.
The guidelines in this document are designed in accordance with the University, Center for Disease Control (CDC), National Federation of High Schools (NFHS), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Governing Bodies (NGB) and national, state and local recommendations. University guidelines supersede all other recommendations.
Participating in sport clubs is essential to the physical and mental health of college students across the nation. It is important for them to return to their communities through physical activity and athletic competition. The commitment to allow as many sport clubs as possible to return to play where it can be done safely and responsibly, is the focus.
Recognizing all sport club athletes will not be able to return to athletic activity at the same time. There will likely be a variation in what sports and/or performance clubs are allowed to be played and held. Changes to the recommendations below could change based on the ever-evolving characteristics of COVID-19. The department expects to disseminate this information as it becomes available.