Athletics facilities usage to remain closed to most students, varsity sport spectators restricted until Jan. 10
January 7, 2022
Jan. 7 | 3:20 p.m.
The College will allow student spectators to attend several of this weekend’s varsity athletic competitions and will allow faculty and staff spectators starting Monday, Jan. 10, Chief Communications Officer Jim Reische wrote in a Jan. 6 email. Student spectators who meet certain COVID-19 criteria will be allowed as spectators starting this weekend.
Reische added that the College’s athletic facilities will open to students for general use on Jan. 10, rather than on Jan. 7, as previously announced by Associate Director for Student Athlete Services Carolyn Miles.
The College will allow students who are out of quarantine and have received two negative results from PCR tests to attend this weekend’s varsity ice hockey, swimming, and basketball competitions, Reische wrote. However, he added that students may not attend squash and wrestling matches because of the insufficient distance between competitors and spectators at these events. Students must also remain masked at these events and show their College-issued ID cards to gain entry.
To use the College’s athletic facilities on Jan. 10, students must have completed their quarantine period upon arrival and received two negative test results, Reische wrote in a follow-up email to the Record.
Mask usage will be mandatory while using the athletic facilities. “There have been reported problems with a few folks who’ve ignored that rule and refused to mask up in the gym when asked,” Reische wrote. “So from now on anyone found unmasked will get a warning. If they don’t immediately mask up and stay masked, they’ll be instructed to leave the building.”