Stanford Restricts Indoor Athletic Occasions To Athletes’ Households Solely; Distancing At Outside Occasions – CBS San Francisco
STANFORD (CBS SF) – Athletics officers at Stanford College introduced that spectators would now not be allowed at indoor occasions this winter and have to be socially distanced at out of doors occasions amid rising COVID-19 circumstances because of the omicron variant.
Below the brand new coverage introduced Tuesday, attendance at indoor athletic occasions will probably be restricted to the households of student-athletes, efficient instantly. In the meantime, spectators at out of doors occasions will probably be socially distanced and masks sporting is required.
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“Cardinal student-athletes are lucky to expertise super assist at our residence occasions. Nonetheless, after thorough session with medical advisors and College management, it grew to become very clear that implementing these measures is the proper factor to do to guard our neighborhood right now,” college athletic director Bernard Muir introduced in an announcement.
Basketball is among the many sports activities impacted, together with the defending Nationwide Champion girls’s basketball staff, who’re presently ranked no. 2 within the nation. Different impacted sports activities embody swimming and diving, gymnastics, together with baseball and softball, that are set to start in February.
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Whereas the campus stays open, Stanford is within the midst of beginning its quarter underneath on-line studying on account of omicron variant considerations. College students are additionally required to obtain vaccine booster photographs or be granted an exemption by the top of the month.
In-person studying is ready to renew after the Martin Luther King Jr. vacation.
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The college stated full spectator attendance at athletic occasions would resume “as quickly as applicable.”