The NCAA, Centennial Conference, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health—along with other local and national agencies—continue to evolve recommendations on athletic competition as the broad impact of the COVID-19 pandemic changes day-to-day. Please continue checking the Ursinus College website and athletics FAQs for updates. Updated 1-11-21
Fall and winter sport competitive seasons have been cancelled. A decision has yet to be made regarding spring sport competitions.
Practices, Training, Team Activities
We anticipate providing opportunities during the spring semester that are similar to the activities offered during the fall semester, such as team practices, small group skill sessions, strength & conditioning and socially distanced team activities. All participants will continue to wear masks and maintain social distance during all athletic activity.
All student-athletes MUST participate in on-campus Covid testing every week during the spring 2021 semester in order to participate in ANY athletic activities. In addition, all student-athletes must have completed the PPE process with their athletic trainer prior to participation. Student athletes who were not already cleared in Fall 2020 should communicate with their head coach and athletic trainer to make arrangements for their PPE in early February 2021.
Yes. As outlined on the NCAA COVID information page, specific underlying medical conditions such as moderate to severe asthma, immunocompromised status, severe obesity, diabetes or additional heart, lung, kidney or liver disease have all been identified as conditions that may place an individual into a higher-risk category. It is recommended that individuals with increased risk factors refrain from participation in the early stages of organized athletic activity. The presence of increased risk factors may require additional documentation from your primary physician, and all final participation clearances are at the discretion of the health care providers at the college.
The NCAA approved a blanket waiver for student-athletes in all sports for the 2020-21 academic year:
Those SAs whose teams complete 50% or less of the sport’s maximum contests/dates of competition during the 2020-21 season due to ongoing impact from COVID-19 to receive a season-of-participation waiver — participation while eligible.
Student-athletes may receive a two-semester/three-quarter extension of eligibility if the following conditions are met:
The student-athlete was unable to participate in their sport during the 2020-21 academic year due to COVID-19, or the student-athlete’s teams completed 50% or less of the sport’s maximum contests/dates of competition during the 2020-21 season due to the ongoing impact from COVID-19.
The student-athlete was otherwise eligible for competition during the 2020-21 academic year.