PAC announces athletic scheduling changes for fall 2020 semester

GREENVILLE, Pa.—The Presidents’ Athletic Conference Presidents Council made unanimous decisions regarding athletic competition for the fall 2020 semester during a virtual meeting held on Thursday, July 23

Decisions made included:

The decision by the PAC to postpone fall competition until the spring of 2021 was largely driven by the NCAA Sport Science Institute releasing updated health & safety/resocialization guidelines on July 16 related to COVID-19, which classified football, soccer and volleyball as “high contact” sports. The document recommends that all “high contact” sports should currently have all student-athletes tested on a weekly basis for COVID-19 when social distancing is not possible (e.g. during competitions), including within 72 hours after each football game for all student-athletes, coaches, officials and staff. As a “medium contact” sport, guidelines for cross country competition include initial testing of all student-athletes followed by maintenance testing bi-weekly throughout the season.

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