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

LeBron James, Anthony Davis help Lakers edge Nuggets in OT

first_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions LeBron SLAMS it home.📺: ESPN pic.twitter.com/sgQ10flx5z— NBA (@NBA) February 13, 2020 At one of the low points, backup guard Monte Morris knocked down a 3-pointer over James, then jawed at him while walking back to the bench for a timeout with a 45-32 lead. James offered some words back, with an official urging him to return to his own bench.It might not have been a coincidence that the Lakers suddenly manufactured a 19-2 run that changed the tide of the game. It started on the glass, where the Lakers captured 10 rebounds to the Nuggets’ two during that stretch. Howard and Caruso powered the run with defensive efforts that the Lakers converted into points while Denver seemed temporarily stunned.Fueled by a 38-24 second quarter, the Lakers went into the locker room at halftime with a six-point lead after trailing by as much as 13.The Lakers improved their NBA-best road record to 23-5 and extended their lead over the Nuggets to four games in the standings. Even ahead of a break, earning the time off felt essential. Of course, some will have more of a break than others.“I’m very excited for my teammates to be able to get some rest, decompress and get away from the game and come back fresh,” said James, who was headed to Chicago himself. “And myself will be locked in for them no matter how much rest I can get. It doesn’t matter.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersKentavious Caldwell-Pope snagged a desperate Nikola Jokic pass to the perimeter, giving the Lakers the ball and the lead in overtime, as Davis sank a free throw to ensure the result. It was one of Caldwell-Pope’s four steals on the night – just one of the few indicators of how hard the Lakers played with their time off just lingering ahead.That could also have been measured by James’ 32-point, 14-assist, 12-rebound triple-double, stacked with drives to the rim and a few critical rebounds that helped seal the overtime result. Teammates and coaches alike said James set a tone by dressing early and approaching the game with a business-like mindset.“I’ve been in locker rooms where you’re trying to catch the No. 1 seed and I can probably echo what Coach (Mike Malone’s speech was: ‘Those guys are three games ahead of us, if we want to be the number one seed we gotta beat them,’” James said. “‘They beat us on our home floor before. Let’s go get this one.’ So I had that in my mind understanding I know what they’re thinking over there.”His intensity was matched particularly in the late stages by Davis, who seemed to add dimensions during critical moments, hitting two 3-pointers in overtime including the go-ahead basket with 2:41 remaining. He finished with 33 points and 10 rebounds before heading off to an All-Star Weekend being hosted by his hometown of Chicago.The effort could be measured Dwight Howard’s 14-point, 11-rebound double-double, which helped give the Lakers a critical edge on the boards. Or by Caruso’s 10-point, four-assist effort just one game removed from being bumped from the regular rotation completely. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years PreviousLos Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley, left, reaches for the ball as Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig pulls in a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER, COLORADO – FEBRUARY 12: Gary Harris #3 of the Denver Nuggets goes to the basket against Javale McGee #7 and Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first quarter at Pepsi Center on February 12, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDENVER, COLORADO – FEBRUARY 12: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers puts up a shot against the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter at Pepsi Center on February 12, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)DENVER, COLORADO – FEBRUARY 12: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives past Monte Morris #11 of the Denver Nuggets on a pick set by Anthony Davis #3 in the first quarter at Pepsi Center on February 12, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, looks to pass the ball as Denver Nuggets forward Jerami Grant defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER, COLORADO – FEBRUARY 12: Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets puts up a shot against Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first quarter at Pepsi Center on February 12, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives to the rim past Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, center, drives between Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig, left, and center Nikola Jokic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic drives as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)The Lakers’ LeBron James shoots over the Nuggets’ Torrey Craig during the first half of Wednesday’s game in Denver. James had a triple-double in the Lakers’ overtime victory. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, center, gets trapped with the ball as Los Angeles Lakers guards Rajon Rondo, left, and Avery Bradley defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee shoots as Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, left, loses control of the ball as he runs into Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER, COLORADO – FEBRUARY 12: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers brings the ball down the court against the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter at Pepsi Center on February 12, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, right, is defended by Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James brings the ball up during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER, COLORADO – FEBRUARY 12: Gary Harris #14 of the Denver Nuggets drives against Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the third quarter at Pepsi Center on February 12, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, left, pulls in a rebound as Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER, COLORADO – FEBRUARY 12: Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets drives against Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the third quarter at Pepsi Center on February 12, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)DENVER, COLORADO – FEBRUARY 12: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the ball against Jerami Grant #9 and Monte Morris #11 of the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter at Pepsi Center on February 12, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)DENVER, COLORADO – FEBRUARY 12: Head coach Frank Vogel of the Los Angeles Lakers works the sidelines against the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter at Pepsi Center on February 12, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, front, flies past Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James on the way to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER, COLORADO – FEBRUARY 12: Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes to the basket against Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter at Pepsi Center on February 12, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)DENVER, COLORADO – FEBRUARY 12: Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes to the basket against Torrey Craig #3 of the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter at Pepsi Center on February 12, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)DENVER, COLORADO – FEBRUARY 12: Jerami Grant #9 of the Denver Nuggets drives against Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the third quarter at Pepsi Center on February 12, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James directs teammates during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts after being called for a foul after hitting Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic in the face while rebounding the ball in overtime of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic tries to drive past Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis in overtime of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, center, drives between Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig, left, and center Nikola Jokic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso, right, pulls in a loose ball as Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris defends in overtime of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard gesturres after the Lakers took the lead in overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James laughs after getting heckled by a spectator in overtime of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives to the rim past Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, right, drives as Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard defends in overtime of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Denver Nuggets forward Jerami Grant, left, checks on center Nikola Jokic, who rubs his face after getting hit while fighting for a rebound with Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James in overtime of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James directs teammates during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, left, is defended by Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic holds his face after it was hit while he and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James vied for a rebound in overtime of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic reacts after being called for a foul late in the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, works the ball inside as Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)A young fan holds up a placard for Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Lakers and the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, blocks Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray gestures after hiting a 3-point basket late in the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) drives to the rim as Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic right, pulls in a loose ball as Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis shoots a 3-pointer late in overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel heads to the bench in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, shoots as Denver Nuggets guard PJ Dozier, left, and forward Torrey Craig defend in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic drives as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, congratulates guard Alex Caruso after he scored a basket late in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Lakers won 120-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley, left, reaches for the ball as Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig pulls in a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)NextShow Caption1 of 50Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley, left, reaches for the ball as Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig pulls in a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)ExpandDENVER — If the Lakers saw the All-Star break on the horizon, they weren’t easing off the throttle.Their last game before a much-needed week off was one of LeBron James dunks, absolute hammers over Torrey Craig and Paul Milsap. It was one of outstretched Anthony Davis swats and Alex Caruso dives for loose balls.It wasn’t the most flawlessly played game of the season. But it didn’t lack for effort – the pivotal play was a steal.The Lakers (41-12) got one last chance to spike the second-place team in the Western Conference, and they knocked the Nuggets (38-17) down by inches in a 120-116 overtime. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers coach Frank Vogel said he was tinkering with the rotation, bringing in Caruso early in the second and fourth quarters. There’s a chance his role expands, he acknowledged, even though he likes being able to use him as needed.“Right now, he’s my secret weapon,” Vogel said. “I break him out when I need him, he’s certainly earned a rotational spot, he’s in the rotation and like I said, when we need him to grow into a bigger role, he delivers.”The Lakers needed all the stops to outgun Denver in a matchup that players from James on down likened to a “playoff atmosphere.”Given the ball with 23.9 seconds left in regulation in a 111-all game, James waited near midcourt, holding the ball by his hip until there were eight seconds left. He drove on Craig, who was the unfortunate recipient of some of James’ best highlights of the night, but his midrange pull-up shot bounced off the rim as the clock expired.The Lakers had clawed back from a six-point hole in the fourth quarter thanks much in part to Davis, who resumed his role as late-game Jokic stopper from the last time the Lakers played at Pepsi Center. Both of his blocked shots and one of his steals came in the fourth quarter.Perhaps the most impressive piece of Davis’ game was that he kept firing from deep, even after missing a few potentially crucial 3-pointers earlier. His deep shooting has hovered just around 31 percent this season, but coaches and teammates have asked him to keep the faith and shoot when James passes out of a double-team and gives him a wide-open look.“We don’t want to put all the pressure on Bron to do all the scoring and kind of take control of the game,” he said. “I know he’s going to be able to get into the paint and it’s our job to make shots when he draws a crowd. And I was tough on myself because I missed one to I think probably go up three or five in regulation and I missed it. So I definitely take pride in that and I just kept shooting.”The Nuggets got their two offensive engines going early, as Jokic and Murray powered several first-quarter surges. Jokic found his range beyond the reach of Lakers starting center JaVale McGee, while Murray made plays for others as well as shots for himself.While James created highlight plays, including a steal and fastbreak alley-oop to Davis, the Lakers lacked the sharp creases in their game: defensive intensity and focus, as well as occasional offensive tunnel vision that left them looking out of gas.Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more