NCAA Releases Return-to-Sport Guidelines

The NCAA issued it’s next set of return-to-sport guidelines Thursday. The most impactful, especially for the lower divisions, is required testing and results within 72 hours of competition in high contact risk sports. Testing strategies must happen for all athletics activities, including preseason, regular season and postseason.

The NCAA requires daily self-health checks, and the appropriate use of face coverings and social distancing during training, competition and outside of athletics. The governing body said member schools must adhere to public health standards set by their local communities.

Also Thursday, another NCAA Division II Conference announced the suspension of fall competition. The Northeast 10 Conference suspended competition through December 31st becoming the sixth D2 conference to make that decision. Like others, the Northeast 10 is keeping the possibility of having fall sports compete during the spring 2021 semester if conditions allow.
The MEAC became the third Division I Conference to suspend fall competition.