UPDATE; November 14, 2020
ACC Updates Winter Sports activities Security Requirements Inside its Medical Advisory Group Report
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Convention introduced Friday the up to date protocols for winter sports activities throughout the league’s Medical Advisory Group Report. The report particularly addresses enhanced security requirements and testing measures in basketball, wrestling and low transmission threat sports activities.
“The ACC’s Medical Advisory Group, along with our campus directors and student-athletes, continues to do excellent work to offer a protected setting wherein our groups can compete,” stated ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “I applaud all of our student-athletes as they proceed to persevere by way of these difficult occasions.”
The ACC’s Medical Advisory Group has been assembly weekly because the spring to share data on the influence of COVID-19 on ACC campuses and intercollegiate athletics. The primary MAG report was launched on July 29 (ACC Announces Plans for Football and Fall Olympic Sports) and enhanced on Aug. 28 (ACC Enhances Safety Standards Within its Medical Advisory Group). The MAG report outlines minimal requirements for every campus to observe within the areas of testing, reporting constructive check outcomes, and protocols for cleansing and sanitizing competitors areas.
Friday’s updated MAG Report requires all staff members, and people in shut contact with the groups in males’s and girls’s basketball and wrestling, to be examined thrice every week on non-consecutive days. One molecular (PCR) check should be administered inside three days of the primary competitors of the week. The visiting staff will need to have outcomes from the check carried out inside three days previous to the competitors earlier than the staff travels to the positioning. A check shall even be administered inside 48 hours of the conclusion of a recreation and could also be both a molecular (PCR) or antigen check.
Males’s and girls’s basketball officers shall be required to check thrice per week and can bear symptom and temperature checks upon arrival on the venue. Any personnel seated on the scorer’s desk(s) should full a symptom and temperature examine upon arrival on the venue and put on a face overlaying always. Wrestling officers shall be examined as soon as per week.
Whereas in season, any staff member who leaves the establishment for greater than three days (ex. NCAA-mandated vacation break), should quarantine for twenty-four hours upon return to campus. Throughout quarantine, staff members shall be examined with a molecular (PCR) check and will return to apply if, and when, the result’s destructive. As well as, staff members should file a second destructive check (both PCR or antigen) previous to the primary competitors following the break.
In low transmission threat sports activities, all staff members should be examined as soon as per week throughout weeks in which there’s competitors. The check should be a molecular (PCR) check and accomplished inside three calendar days of the primary competitors of the week. Throughout weeks wherein the game doesn’t compete, testing ought to observe the establishment’s plan for all college students following native, state and nationwide well being steerage. Further testing could also be performed on the establishment’s discretion. Any desk officers in these sports activities are required to put on a face masks.
As beforehand introduced, each student-athlete who exams constructive will bear a cardiac analysis that features an electrocardiogram, a troponin check and an echocardiogram earlier than a phased return to train.
Along with the up to date ACC MAG report, the ACC has considerably adjusted its 2020-21 Males’s and Girls’s Basketball Sport Administration protocols. Particularly, there should be a minimal of 15 ft separating most people and the areas on the courtroom occupied by important personnel (staff bench/scorer’s desk, and so on.). People deemed important to have entry throughout the 15-foot perimeter shall be required to satisfy particular and constant well being and security requirements as agreed upon by all 15 colleges, together with a temperature screening, symptom examine, bodily distancing and masking.
UPDATE: November 10, 2020
DURHAM, N.C. – As a result of influence of COVID-19, Duke College will start its winter sport program seasons with out spectators at dwelling occasions, extending a coverage that was in place throughout the fall seasons.
“As Duke College continues to be an trade chief per offering a protected setting for intercollegiate athletic competitors, the choice to keep up our non-spectator protocol is crucial for the general well being and security of the Blue Satan fan base, student-athletes, coaches and assist employees, however the rapid campus inhabitants comprised of scholars, college and employees,” stated Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White. “We’ll proceed to embrace the challenges of this distinctive if not unprecedented time with flexibility and compliance, and might’t start to thank our devoted, passionate followers sufficient for his or her unbridled assist.”
Contests performed on Duke’s campus will embody solely important recreation administration personnel and broadcast media. Conventional parking tons utilized by followers on recreation day shall be closed.
Account representatives shall be contacting people who positioned deposits on ladies’s basketball season tickets relating to choices.
The boys’s basketball schedule was introduced earlier as we speak (LINK), whereas schedules for ladies’s basketball, fencing, swimming & diving, indoor observe & subject and wrestling are nonetheless being finalized.
UPDATE: September 8, 2020
“The ACC’s principal precedence as we strategy fall competitors is the psychological and bodily wellbeing of our student-athletes. At every of our member establishments, our athletic administrators and coaches have had conversations with student-athletes about returning to competitors and attendant dangers. After listening to our student-athletes, and contemplating the additional recommendation of our Medical Advisory Group, the Atlantic Coast Convention continues to proceed with its plans for competitors in fall sports activities. Nearly all of our student-athletes have indicated they want to compete if public well being permits, and that they’ve labored arduous to allow themselves to compete safely. Any student-athlete should and can have the ability to select to not compete at any time this season with out dropping scholarship assist, and the choice to compete or not compete is not going to price the coed a season of eligibility.
“The general public well being scenario is dynamic and uneven in the USA and at our member establishments. The ACC will often monitor the altering scenario and is ready at any time to regulate schedules and video games to replicate adjustments in that scenario. The ACC can even respect the choices of particular person colleges as they frequently assess the general public well being scenario affecting their college students and communities. Because it has carried out all 12 months, the ACC will rigorously reevaluate the general public well being wants as we go alongside, counting on public well being experience and placing the well being and security of our surrounding communities at the middle of our decision-making.”
UPDATE: August 28, 2020
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Convention introduced as we speak a number of enhancements to the protocols throughout the league’s Medical Advisory Group Report. Elevated testing and extra cardiac analysis requirements are two particular areas which were refined within the report.
As was beforehand introduced, the ACC’s Medical Advisory Group has been assembly weekly because the spring to share data on the influence of COVID-19 on ACC campuses and intercollegiate athletics. The MAG report was first launched on July 29 (ACC Proclaims Plans for Soccer and Fall Olympic Sports activities) and outlined minimal requirements for every campus to observe within the areas of testing, reporting constructive check outcomes, and protocols for cleansing and sanitizing competitors areas.
The up to date Medical Advisory Group Report requires all staff members in soccer, subject hockey, males’s and girls’s soccer and volleyball to be examined thrice every week starting with the week of the primary competitors this fall. One molecular (PCR) check should be administered inside three days of the day of competitors. In soccer, one check should be carried out the day earlier than competitors and one other inside 48 hours of the conclusion of the sport. The check administered the day earlier than competitors shall be performed by a 3rd occasion, chosen by the ACC Workplace.
The up to date report additionally specifies that each student-athlete who exams constructive will bear a cardiac analysis that features an electrocardiogram, a troponin check and an echocardiogram earlier than a phased return to train.
Along with the ACC MAG report, the ACC has considerably adjusted its 2020 Soccer Operations and Sport Administration protocols to remove all non-essential personnel from the sidelines and staff auxiliary areas. People which might be deemed important to have entry to the sidelines shall be required to satisfy particular and constant well being and security requirements as agreed upon by all 15 colleges, together with a temperature screening, symptom examine, bodily distancing and common masking.
UPDATE: August 24, 2020
DURHAM, N.C. – As a result of influence of COVID-19, Duke College will start its fall sport program seasons with out spectators at dwelling occasions.
“To make certain, our venues is not going to be the identical with out our passionate, energetic fan base,” stated Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White. “Given the distinctive and difficult circumstances, this dedication was reached with the well being and security of our followers, student-athletes, coaches and employees on the forefront. As this evolving course of continues, it’s crucial to be each adaptable and compliant in anticipation of internet hosting followers within the close to future.”
Contests performed on Duke’s campus will embody important recreation administration personnel and broadcast media. Conventional parking tons utilized by followers on recreation day shall be closed.
Followers who’ve bought season and single-game tickets for the upcoming soccer season or have seating and suite contracts in Blue Satan Tower will obtain e-mail correspondence relating to choices.
Regardless of the attendance constraints for soccer video games, Duke followers have a chance to assist the staff at Brooks Area at Wallace Wade Stadium with a “fan cutout” of a person(s) or pet(s). A number of completely different packages can be found and embody stadium location choices, weekly prize drawings and the power to have the cutout autographed by head coach David Cutcliffe. Photos positioned within the seats will assist replicate the sport day environment within the stadium in addition to present an enhanced visible presence for the tv viewers. Proceeds from gross sales will go on to Duke Athletics to assist our student-athletes throughout these unprecedented occasions. For extra data, go to GoDuke.com/DukeCutout.
Data relating to the digital fan expertise for soccer video games at Brooks Area at Wallace Wade Stadium shall be out there at a later date.
The Blue Satan soccer staff opens the house portion of the 2020 schedule in opposition to Boston School on Saturday, September 19. Amended schedules for Duke’s males’s cross nation, ladies’s cross nation, subject hockey, males’s soccer, ladies’s soccer and volleyball groups have but to be launched.
UPDATE: August 11, 2020
Assertion from the Atlantic Coast Convention:
“The ACC will proceed to make choices based mostly on medical recommendation, inclusive of our Medical Advisory Group, native and state well being tips, and achieve this in a means that appropriately coincides with our universities’ tutorial missions. The security of our college students, employees and general campus communities will at all times be our prime precedence, and we’re happy with the protocols being administrated on our 15 campuses. We’ll proceed to observe our course of that has been in place for months and has served us nicely. We perceive the necessity to keep versatile and be ready to regulate as medical data and the panorama evolves.”
UPDATE: July 29, 2020
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Convention acknowledges the unsure and difficult setting all areas of our society are going through throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Intercollegiate athletics is only one space that we should deal with as we work to return to our campuses, carry again college students and school when doable, and pursue our tutorial missions and objectives as a part of increased training. The well being, security and well-being of all our campus constituents is on the forefront of all choices.
With this in thoughts, the ACC Board of Administrators introduced that if public well being steerage permits, all seven ACC sponsored fall sports activities will start competitors throughout the week of Sept. 7-12. The announcement follows a number of months of debate and situation planning among the many league membership and Medical Advisory Group. Every resolution is predicated on the very best out there medical tips and coincides with our universities’ tutorial missions.
“As we sit up for the autumn, the protection of our college students, employees and general campus neighborhood continues to be our prime precedence,” stated Kent Syverud, Chancellor of Syracuse College and the Chair of the ACC Board of Administrators. “Immediately’s announcement outlines a selected path for ACC fall sports activities to return to intercollegiate athletic competitors utilizing complete protocols put ahead by our ACC Medical Advisory Group. As a league, we perceive the necessity to keep versatile and be ready to regulate as medical data evolves along with native and state well being tips.”
“Immediately’s resolution was made after months of considerate planning by quite a few people all through the convention,” stated ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “The Board’s resolution presents a path, if public well being steerage permits, to maneuver ahead with competitors. Our establishments are dedicated to taking the mandatory measures to facilitate the return in a protected and accountable method. We acknowledge that we could should be nimble and make changes sooner or later. We shall be as ready as doable ought to that want come up.”
The ACC’s Medical Advisory Group, which has been assembly weekly because the spring to share data on the influence of COVID-19 on ACC campuses and intercollegiate athletics, has advisable minimal requirements for every campus to observe as fall sports activities return. Amongst these suggestions are weekly testing for shut contact sports activities, requirements for reporting constructive check outcomes, and protocols for cleansing and sanitizing competitors areas. The complete report is out there on theACC.com.
Data particular to 2020 competitors for each soccer and the league’s Olympic Sports activities is included beneath. The league’s management, and its medical advisory group, will proceed to satisfy on a weekly foundation to share data and focus on medical points associated to the ACC’s return to play. Ought to any future changes be mandatory, the ACC Board of Administrators will achieve this on the acceptable time.
• The season’s first video games will happen the week of Sept. 7-12
• The 2020 scheduling mannequin contains 11 video games (10 plus one: 10 convention and one non-conference)
• All non-conference recreation opponents, chosen by the respective college, should be performed within the dwelling state of the ACC establishment, and all non-conference opponents should meet the medical protocol necessities as agreed upon by the ACC
• The 11 video games shall be performed over a minimum of 13 weeks with every staff having two open dates
• There shall be one division
• Notre Dame can even play a 10-game convention schedule and be eligible to compete within the 2020 ACC Soccer Championship Sport
• All tv income for the 2020 season, together with Notre Dame’s dwelling video games broadcast by NBC, shall be shared equally by all 15 establishments
• The ACC Soccer Championship Sport shall be performed on both December 12 or 19 at Financial institution of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, and can function the highest two groups based mostly upon highest conference-game successful proportion
• All 15 groups will proceed to be a part of the ACC’s bowl choice course of; ought to Notre Dame win the ACC Soccer Championship Sport they might be eligible for the Orange Bowl, if not chosen as a School Soccer Playoff semifinal staff
• The 2020 ACC Soccer week-by-week schedule and tv alternatives shall be launched sooner or later
ACC Fall Olympic Sports activities:
• Fall Olympic Sports activities competitors could start on Thursday, Sept. 10
• Workforce sports activities will play a convention schedule that meets the NCAA minimal quantity of video games: subject hockey (6), ladies’s soccer (6), males’s soccer (6) and volleyball (10)
• Colleges will proceed to schedule common season cross nation competitions at their discretion
• Any extra video games in opposition to convention opponents or non-conference opponents are on the respective college’s discretion and all opponents should meet the ACC’s medical requirements
• Any extra video games in opposition to convention opponents which might be past the conference-mandated schedules wouldn’t depend within the ACC standings
• The schedule for ACC Fall Championships
• The cross nation championships shall be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on October 30, and embody all fifteen member colleges
• The sphere hockey championship shall be held at Duke College on November 5, 6 and eight
• The ladies’s soccer championship will embody the highest 4 groups and be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on November 6 and eight, as beforehand introduced
• The boys’s soccer championship will embody the highest 4 groups and be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on November 13 and 15
• Tv alternatives through the ACC’s partnership with ESPN and ACC Community shall be made sooner or later
ACC Winter and Spring Olympic Sports activities:
• Competitors within the sports activities of swimming and diving, indoor observe and subject and fencing shall be postponed till a minimum of September 10
• Fall competitors within the sports activities of males’s and girls’s golf, males’s and girls’s tennis, rowing, males’s and girls’s lacrosse, softball and baseball has been canceled
• Pupil-athletes in golf and tennis proceed to be eligible to compete unattached
• Groups in all sports activities could proceed apply at their establishment’s discretion
UPDATE: July 9, 2020 // ACC Release
Greensboro, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Convention introduced as we speak that every of its fall Olympic Sports activities will delay the beginning of competitors till a minimum of September 1. The choice permits every campus to additional give attention to guaranteeing return to competitors protocols are in place to facilitate the resocialization course of.
The delay in competitors contains all exhibition and non-conference video games within the sports activities of males’s and girls’s cross nation, subject hockey, males’s and girls’s soccer and volleyball.
The choice was unanimously authorized by the ACC Board of Administrators.
ACC establishments will proceed with their respective return to competitors protocols in anticipation of a fall season. Any rescheduling of contests can even be decided by every college.
The league continues to debate the influence of COVID-19 on fall schedules and competitions with the understanding that there could also be future adjustments, and that the precedence stays the well being and security of our student-athletes.
UPDATE: March 17, 2020 // ACC Release
DURHAM, N.C. – Together with an announcement as we speak from the Atlantic Coast Convention, Duke College introduced Tuesday the cancellation of all athletic occasions and practices by way of the top of the 2019-20 tutorial 12 months. The choice was made to mitigate the additional unfold of COVID-19.
The cancellation applies to all athletic competitions and practices for the well being and security of all who’re important to those actions. Duke had beforehand introduced the suspension of all athletics occasions for the foreseeable future.
Duke College and Duke Athletics will convey extra data, when out there, through its social media channels and GoDuke.com.
Assertion from ACC Commissioner John Swofford:
“Our prime precedence stays the well being and security of our student-athletes in addition to our followers, communities and the general well-being of others throughout these uncharted occasions. We’re notably disillusioned for our student-athletes and can proceed to work with our membership to evaluate what is suitable sooner or later.”
March 12, 2020 // Duke University Release
DURHAM, N.C. – Duke College has suspended all athletic competitors for the foreseeable future, efficient instantly, in response to COVID-19. The announcement was made Thursday by President Vincent E. Value, along with steerage from public well being consultants and Duke Athletics management.
The suspension applies to all athletic competitions and practices for the well being and security of all who’re important to those actions. This suspension additionally applies to any camps and clinics sponsored by Duke’s intercollegiate athletic packages.
Duke College and Duke Athletics will convey extra data, when out there, through its social media channels and GoDuke.com.
Assertion from Duke President Vincent E. Value:
“We’re taking this motion to guard the protection of our student-athletes, coaches, employees and others who’re important to those actions. I do know it’s a nice disappointment to our student-athletes and coaches, whose arduous work and dedication to their sports activities and Duke is inspirational to so many, however we should first look out for his or her well being and well-being. That is clearly an unprecedented second for our college, our area and the broader world. As we take steps to confront the unfold of this virus, I am grateful for the cooperation and assist of your entire Duke neighborhood.”
Assertion from Duke Director of Athletics Kevin White:
“Throughout this unpredictable time, Duke Athletics totally helps all measures to guard the well being and welfare of the Duke household and past. Whereas we perceive this can be formidable to many, please know that this resolution is fully in the very best curiosity of all student-athletes, coaches, employees and followers.”
Assertion from Duke Head Males’s Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski:
“We emphatically assist the choice made by Dr. Value as we speak relating to the suspension of athletic competitors at Duke. The welfare of our student-athletes, and all college students at Duke, is paramount, and this resolution displays that institutional precedence. Actually, I need to applaud Dr. Value, who took a management function together with his presidential friends and the Atlantic Coast Convention in arriving at this resolution.”