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De-densifying in Athletics

The health and safety of our student-athletes, staff, and guests are the highest priority as we return to athletic participation. Informed by guidance from New York State and City health officials, NCAA, Atlantic-10 Conference, and the Patriot League Conference, Fordham University will adopt the following practices:

  • Plan for Event Attendance and Guest Policies and Procedures
  • Guests must wear masks when unable to be 6 feet apart.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers will be stationed throughout the event.
  • All staff must wear masks and gloves.
  • Maximum capacity at events will be reduced to 25%.
  • Ensure efficient and safe ingress and egress at each facility for student-athletes, staff, and guests via signs, directional arrows, and coordinated entry and exit.
  • Guests hold tickets while being scanned by staff.
  • No cash exchange between customer and staff (ticketing, concessions, merchandise) and customer inserts their own credit card into the machine.
  • Individually wrapped condiments and food.
  • Large ticketing groups will use a separate entrance and exit.
  • Tape down lines to determine the flow of traffic and to direct where guests stand in line.
  • Each facility will have specific individual seating guidelines to maintain social distancing via seats and rows identified as restricted.
  • Partitions will be installed where necessary (ticketing, concessions, score table, pressbox)

Policies and Procedures related to Athletic Facilities

  • The maximum capacity for facilities will be based on city and school regulations.
  • Display directional and informational signage.
  • All coaches, students, staff, and guests are required to wear masks when less than 6 feet apart and not competing. Fordham Athletics will provide PPE.
  • Floor decals or tape will be used to enforce social distancing and flow of traffic.
  • Install desk and equipment partitions where needed.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers will be stationed throughout all facilities.
  • Implement deep cleaning of bleachers, chairs, turf, and all equipment after each use.
  • Execute detailed and guided cleaning schedules for staff.
  • Teams will disinfect spaces after each practice or use.
  • Prioritize practice schedules for in-season teams and equal practice field opportunities to alleviate for more cleaning and sanitizing.
  • Thirty minutes between all facility reservations to allow for cleaning.
  • Alterations to club and intramural schedule.
  • Per Fordham guidelines, restrict usage of facilities by non-athletics for both internal/external parties.
  • Large group meetings will take place virtually or in a large enough space for people to be 6 feet apart.
  • No unscreened visitors allowed inside any Fordham facility.