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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

  • The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) has decided to cancel fall sports competition. A decision on whether fall sport competition would be feasible in the spring will be determined at a later date. 
  • All teams, including fall, winter and spring sports will be conducting athletically-related activities and training.
  • The MAAC Conference and its member institutions will continue to monitor the pandemic situation as the health and safety of our student-athletes and community is our primary concern and responsibility. 
  • The fall team sports (MSOC, WSOC, VOL, GOLF, XC) were given move-in dates within the first four days of move-in (Aug. 17, 18, 19, 20) prior to learning about MAAC fall sports being canceled. Residence Life still plans to honor those original assigned dates. The other team sports were given move-in dates aligned with the rest of the residential population.

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.