St. Mary’s College Athletics and Recreation Department wants to ensure that students receive an athletic experience that is both enjoyable and safe.
- Varsity athletics will follow the NCAA and the National Athletic Trainers Association guidelines for “return to play” activities and phase into practice and competition all fall sport athletes in order to ensure the safest environment for student athletes and athletic staff members. Spectator attendance, when allowed, will follow all appropriate public health guidelines.
- Club sports will return to practice in accordance with federal, state, and local COVID-19 guidelines, and following the SMCM varsity athletics protocols and guidelines for safe practices and outside competitions as well as the regulations provided by their individual governing body (e.g., rugby must follow USA Rugby recommendations).
- Athletics and sports facilities – the Michael P. O’Brien Athletic and Recreation Center, the Outdoor Athletic Facilities, the Teddy Turner Waterfront and James P. Muldoon River Center – will adhere to all relevant St. Mary’s College and State of Maryland policies and guidelines. The facilities will operate on reduced hours of operation and limit equipment availability to promote social distancing and other COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Professional and student staff members will be equipped with the recommended PPEs and will be trained on the necessary practices to maintain a healthy environment for all patrons.