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Return to Campus

Athletics

Manhattan is committed to preserving the health and safety of students, players, fans and guests, as well as the employees who serve the student-athletes. The College will continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines by  national, state and local authorities, as well as the directives of the NCAA and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) as we prepare for fall sport and international student-athletes’ return to campus.   

Student Athletes

A return date for our fall sport student-athletes will be shared in the coming weeks. So far, the following has been established:

  • International student-athletes will be the first to return and will self-isolate for 14 days prior to gathering with the rest of the team. 
  • The earliest anticipated return for fall sports will be two weeks prior to the first date of permissible competition. We continue to follow guidance from the NCAA and the MAAC Conference.
  • Once student-athletes have returned to campus, regular athletic clearances and concussion-baseline testing, as well as meetings with the strength and conditioning coach and the head athletic trainer, will be conducted.
  • There will be a limited non-conference schedule for fall sports. MAAC competition may begin soon after the start of the academic calendar. 
  • All fall, winter and spring sports will be limited to local and regional competition, using bus travel only.
  • Men’s and women’s basketball schedules will remain intact.

Support Staff, Coaches and Trainers

Athletics department staff and coaches will wear masks when they cannot socially distance. Team physicians, sports medicine staff and athletics training staff will use medical-grade PPE, including gowns, masks, gloves, N95 or Level 3 procedure masks. 

Fans and Spectators

If permitted by government authorities, fans and guests will be welcome at Jasper athletic events. Gaelic Park seating capacity is limited to 50% and Draddy Gymnasium seating capacity is limited to 30%. These numbers are subject to change as social distancing standards are adjusted.