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COVID-19 – Athletics

UP COVID-19 Readiness and Resources


Return to Play Guidelines
  • CCC Return to Play Manual
  • Frontier Conference: Every Institution will follow local county, and state COVID-19 guidelines through their city-county health department.  CDC guidance will be used for individuals who test positive, and every institution can use their own return to play guidelines.
Spectator Protocol Policy
  • The University of Providence will follow guidance for large gatherings given by the Cascade City-County Health Department.  At this time, no restrictions are in place. We would ask that spectators/fans who are not feeling well to please stay home and stream the contest.
Student-Athlete COVID Testing and Mitigation
  • Testing will only occur with individuals who are symptomatic or individuals who must test due to CCC policy on return to play for individuals who tested positive, both antigen and PCR testing will be accepted.  The University of Providence Team Physician will decide on the return to play criteria on a case-by-case basis, with the following used as a guideline for individuals who were more symptomatic:

    Return to Physical Activity

    Day 1-2: Light activity – This would include jogging, stationary cycle. Goal at this stage is to stay <70% maximum heart rate for 15 minutes. This stage will typically last two days. The goal is to increase heart rate. (While exercising the athletic trainer monitors for development of symptoms during all stages.)

    Day 3: Simple movement activities – running drills, <80% maximal heart rate for 30 minutes, and monitoring for symptoms. The objective is to increase the load gradually and manage any post-viral fatigue symptoms.

    Stage 4: More complex training activities – <80% maximal heart rate for 45 minutes. The objective is exercise coordination and skills.

    Day 5: Normal training activities for patient’s sport – <80% maximal heart rate for 60 minutes. The objective is to restore confidence and assess functional skills.

    Day 6: Resume normal training progression. No limit on heart rate. Continue to monitor for symptoms listed. Return to competition based on sport-specific guidelines.