MIAC approves a COVID-19 fall 2021 sports competition plan
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced Monday that it has approved a COVID-19 fall sports competition plan for the upcoming 2021 fall semester.
The new guidance covers vaccination, testing, reporting COVID-19 cases, contest rescheduling, masking, handshakes, post-season, and arena capacity.
Regular testing will depend on a person’s vaccination status. Each team must report COVID-19 cases in the secure MIAC database and alert all close contacts. Both teams must adhere to the home team’s masking rules. Games may be rescheduled if a safe option is available, and conference games will take precedence over non-conference games in these cases. No handshakes will be allowed during games. Teams must complete 75 percent of games to be eligible for the post-season. Venue spectator attendance will be determined by each team.
Overall, all teams must adhere to all local COVID-19 rules in their respective cities or towns.
The plan was developed in conjunction with the NCAA and the Minnesota Department of Health.