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COVID-19 Protocols for Intercollegiate Athletics At Lycoming College

All students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, as well as all students who may have been exposed to COVID-19, may not attend class and should instead remain in/return to their room or home. During regular business hours immediately contact Health Services at health@lycoming.edu and after business hours contact Public Safety at security@lycoming.edu or call (570) 321-4064.

Lycoming College intercollegiate athletic teams will follow the guidelines recommended by the NCAA Sports Science Institute as well as those adopted by the Presidents Council of the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC).

The NCAA guidance was developed in consultation with the NCAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Working Group and the Autonomy 5 Medical Advisory Group and takes into consideration available recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The MAC guidelines follow closely the NCAA guidance, except where more rigorous protocols have been adopted.

Masking

In accordance with the latest CDC and NCAA Sports Science Institute recommendations Lycoming College does not currently require that student athletes wear masks during competition or training.

Testing

During the competitive season, the following testing protocols will be followed by Lycoming College teams.

  1. Fully Vaccinated Individuals
    Per CDC guidance, the NCAA does not recommend testing vaccinated individuals or those within the 90-day window following infection either as routine surveillance or after exposure, unless symptoms warrant or based on a risk assessment of a documented close contact with COVID-19 (for example in a sustained increased transmission situation).
  2. Not Fully Vaccinated Individuals
    During the competitive season (one week prior to the first competition through the end of the season), the College will conduct three times per week antigen testing. During the season, an antigen test will be administered the day of competition against other institutions.

Quarantining and Isolating

Lycoming College student athletes will follow the College’s guidelines regarding quarantining and isolating as well as protocols adopted by the Middle Atlantic Conference and NCAA Sports Science Institute regarding practice and competition.

Campus Spectator Policy

Spectators are welcome to attend all athletic contests. Masking is optional for spectators.