ncaa-d1 flag

NCAA | August 4, 2021

New COVID-19 guidance for fall sports released

Haley Jones breaks down her incredible Final Four performances vs. South Carolina and Arizona

The NCAA has released guidance for fall training and competition amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 Fall Training and Competition document includes testing, quarantine, isolation, and other athletic and nonathletic activity considerations for unvaccinated and fully vaccinated Tier 1 individuals. As previously defined, Tier 1 individuals are those with the highest exposure (for example, student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainers, physical therapists, medical staff, equipment staff and officials).

"Current vaccination rates remain inadequate to provide community-level immunity," NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline said. "It is essential that member schools work in concert with federal, state and local public health officials to develop COVID-19 prevention and management strategies that make sense for them."

Emergent evidence on the highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19 suggests fully vaccinated individuals can become infected by the delta variant and transmit the virus to others even when asymptomatic. Importantly, individuals who are fully vaccinated have considerable protection from hospitalization and death from COVID-19, including the delta variant.

The NCAA guidance was developed in consultation with the NCAA Medical Advisory GroupAmerican Medical Society for Sports Medicine Working Group and Autonomy 5 Medical Advisory Group. The 2021 Fall Training and Competition guidance is intended to be consistent with guidance published by the federal government and its health agencies and reflective of relevant scientific and medical information available at the time of print. The guidance remains subject to revision as available data continues to emerge and evolve.

For more on college sports and COVID-19, visit ncaa.org/covid-19.

The origins of Title IX: How the landmark legislation got its start 50 years ago

A look back at how Sen. Birch Bayh helped the landmark legislation get its start 50 years ago.
READ MORE

2022 NCAA DI men's lacrosse bracket announced

The teams for the 2022 DI men's lacrosse national championship were revealed on Sunday. The opening round for the tournament begins on May 11, followed by the first round beginning on May 14.
READ MORE

2022 NCAA Division I women's lacrosse championship teams announced

The 29 teams for the 2022 NCAA Division I championship were announced on Sunday. Tournament games begin on May 13.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners