NCAA updates COVID-19 guidance for winter sports

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association has announced its COVID-19 . updated on guidelines For the winter athletic season, the organization announced Thursday, revising the definition of “fully vaccinated” and outlining new testing and quarantine requirements.

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Running news: The changes reflect new guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week.

  • The latest CDC guidelines have been subject to criticism, including from public health experts. AP,

Description: The latest NCAA guidelines now say that people who test positive, regardless of vaccination status, will only have to quarantine for five days, as long as symptoms persist.

  • It is necessary to apply mask after five days and quarantine. Athletes may participate in athletic activities during this period without a mask if they receive a negative test.
  • Testing and quarantine rules are still more stringent for unvaccinated athletes, who are required to be tested regularly.

Reference: The NCAA defines thorough immunization as receiving a booster shot or completing a vaccine initial protocol within a specified time period, according to the press release,

  • Those who have been infected within the last 90 days will be treated as if they have been fully vaccinated.

What are they saying: “Given how the pandemic is evolving, it is important that staff at member campuses continue to work on protocol with their local and state health officials,” said NCAA chief medical officer Brian Heinline.

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