ACC’s coronavirus guidelines for competition, testing and more

first_img Published on July 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm Contact Roshan: rferna04@syr.edu | @Roshan_f16 Comments The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.The Atlantic Coast Conference’s Medical Advisory Group released a seven-page coronavirus report Wednesday outlining guidelines and information regarding testing, masks, quarantining and discontinuing games.The group, composed of 15 medical and athletic experts, created “minimum standards (to) provide guidance on appropriate risk mitigation strategies and engender a level of trust and confidence,” the report states. Because the guidelines are the “minimum,” the ACC acknowledged that stricter local or state rules may apply. For now, however, the 15 ACC schools and any nonconference opponents are expected to abide by these regulations as of Aug. 1.Here’s a breakdown of the report:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCOVID-19 testing and positive resultsAll football team members — including players, coaching staff, trainers, administrative assistants and academic support providers — must be tested for COVID-19 within three days of every game, beginning the week of the first game. The guidelines also apply to team members of Olympic sports, as well as those in “close contact” with them. The report deemed five of Syracuse’s seven ACC-sponsored fall sports, as well as lacrosse and basketball, to be at “high-risk,” of spreading COVID-19. Players in these sports must undergo weekly testing. The exception to the weekly testing is cross country, which is listed in the report as “medium-risk.” Those athletes can be tested every other week. Low-risk athletes, like golf or tennis players, should be tested at the discretion of the institution. Additional testing and contact tracing should also be conducted at the institution’s discretion. Athletes identified through contact tracing should quarantine for 14 days, the ACC’s report states.If a student-athlete tests positive for COVID-19, they’ll isolate for at least 10 days from the detection of symptoms or the return of the positive test result. The athlete must also have recovered for at least one day. The team’s medical staff will decide when the athlete can return to play. Within 24 hours of a positive test result, the team is expected to notify all opponents who have come within six feet of the player for more than 15 minutes in the previous 48 hours. Benches, sidelines and locker roomsEveryone in the bench area, including coaches, bench players, trainers and players who have just exited the game, is expected to wear a mask. Football and men’s lacrosse are the only exceptions. Those players are wearing helmets on the sidelines, and face shields are being developed to reduce the spread of respiratory droplets for football, according to the ACC report. Temperature checks, six-foot distancing and masks are required for any individual on the sidelines. Each school’s staff will be responsible for disinfecting home and visiting locker rooms, as well as bench areas. Visiting teams will also get additional time to conduct further sanitation at their discretion. Other informationFootball officials should also abide by three-day testing requirement.Postgame interaction should be limited between players, staff and coaches.Except officials and players, anyone handling equipment should be screened and should wear gloves and a mask.Campus-wide outbreaks, an inability to control and isolate positive COVID-19 cases or insufficient hospitalization in case of a surge could all lead to “game discontinuation.”Pregame or postgame routines that violate six-foot social distancing should be eliminated.Travel groups for teams should be evaluated to minimize risk of exposure.Teams should be aware of the mental health of student-athletes, especially as it pertains to COVID-19 changes.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final Results: Indian tigresses falter at final hurdle against…

first_imgImage Courtesy: ICCAdvertisement t87NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8c4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8mwtk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) w78Would you ever consider trying this?😱2Can your students do this? 🌚7d4fRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian women cricket team failed to grasp their maiden ICC Women’s T20 World Cup title, as the hosts Australia dominated in the tournament’s final match today in Melbourne. India, despite having a flawless run in the earlier matches, ducked in the final hurdle before clinching the trophy, as the Aussie women glimmered in both their batting and bowling performance. With a massive 85 run victory, the 2018 champions successfully defended their title, making it their fifth T20 World Cup trophy.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ICCAlyssa Healy and Beth Mooney, the two Aussie opening batswomen displayed their fireworks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Healy, the wicket keeper put up a swashbuckling knock of 39-ball-75, including seven fours and five sixes.Mooney, who kept her strike til the end, scored 78 runs from 54 balls, with an astonishing ten boundaries. The opening duo did most of the work behind Australia’s behemoth of a total in the first innings, and their skipper Meg Lanning provided some tail end support with 16 runs. Their final score was 184 for 4.Advertisement The Indian bowlers weren’t able to counter the Aussie batting attack, as Shikha Pandey gave off 52 runs from 4 overs, followed by Deepti Sharma, who picked the wickets of Lanning and Ashleigh Gardner, with an economy rate of 9.50.Poonam Yadav, who picked up four wickets against Australia last time, only had one dismissal today. Radha Yadav picked one wicket, ending Healy’s stormy innings in the 12th over.Advertisement With such an astounding target up front, the Indian dugout was dependent on the superstar opening duo of Shafami Verma and Smriti Mandhana. Unfortunately, the Aussie bowlers were equally effective on the pitch, as the Indian batting order fell apart against them.Verma, the young prodigy who was amazing in the earlier games, faced an early dismissal against Megan Schutt’s delivery. Mandhana, although looking to carry the chase forward with two fours, lost her wicket on just 11.Indian keeper Taniya Bhatia suffered a woeful concussion, and had to retire hurt on a score of 0. The rest of Indian batswomen failed to make a mark against the Aussie bowlers, except Deepti Sharma, who’s appreciable effort of 33 was brining some hope in the middle order.Women in Blue skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s bad form continued, and except Veda Krishnamurthy (19) and Richa Ghosh (18), the rest of the batting squad failed to cross the 10 run mark, as Australia exhausted all their wickets on a score of 99.Megan Schutt, who recently expressed her reluctancy on playing India, picked four wickets in the second innings. Spinner Jess Jonassen secured three, and Sophie Molineux, Delissa Kimmince and Nicola Carey had one dismissal each.“Thanks to the 86,000 people that came out tonight, it was something incredibly special,” Healy, the player of the match spoke after the final. The player of the tournament award went to Mooney, who scored 259 runs out of six matches.Also read-Read why Aussie bowler Megan Schutt ‘just hates playing India’ Advertisementlast_img read more