Frontier announces policy for return to play

Frontier announces policy for return to play

WHITEFISH — The Frontier Conference Council of Presidents (COP) approved the Frontier’s COVID-19 Return to Play policy on Friday.

“The document was authored by the league’s athletic directors and athletic trainers,” conference Commissioner Kent Paulson said. “The document was designed to supplement and further detail the health protocols that have been in place for the fall sports. By following these health protocols through the support of contest administration and medical training staffs, the league was able to successfully complete play in both cross-country and golf.”

Specific tenants of this document include: weekly COVID-19 testing of all in-season student-athletes followed by documented verification that will be communicated between medical training staffs of opposing schools in a given athletic contest.

Mandatory health screening will be required at each of our league’s athletic facilities.

In order to decrease the transmission of COVID-19 the Frontier Conference will require that each institution work with local health authorities to follow established contact tracing protocols. Additional safety precautions will be instituted regarding facilities, suggested health sanitations and face coverings. All local and state health authorities will be regularly consulted at our various institutional locations.

At this time, the Frontier Conference institutions will NOT have spectators at hosted events through Dec. 31. This decision will be evaluated by each institution at a later point in time as conditions change.

“The safety of our league’s student-athletes, coaches and staffs will always be first and foremost on our list of priorities,” Paulson said. “By continuing to follow our proven successful health protocols it is the goal that the upcoming sports of basketball, indoor track and field, volleyball and football can be successfully carried out to a positive completion.”

— Frontier Conference

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