SUNY schools change athletic plans due to COVID-19

This past weekend, Brockport and Oswego made announcements affecting their respective wrestling teams.

Brockport has temporarily suspended the wrestling program pending the completion of an investigation launched as “[i]nformation…emerged of alleged violations of SUNY Brockport’s social distancing and face covering policies within the wrestling program and wrestling physical education classes, as well as other potential infractions,” reports WHAM. The school has also canceled two wrestling physical education courses for the rest of the semester.

Oswego has suspended all athletic activity and Greek life for the rest of the semester and has indefinitely suspended in-person dining and residence hall visitation, as reported by WGRZ. Both campuses cited non-compliance with COVID-19 distancing and mask protocols as reasons behind the changes.

Meanwhile, Cortland had previously announced a one week pause on athletic activities, but that pause has been extended indefinitely. The school will begin testing 1,000 students a week and will reassess activities on a weekly basis. Oneonta sent all residential students home on September 3rd and transitioned to remote-only education for the rest of the fall semester.

Other schools have made recent adjustments due to rising cases on campus as well. Gettysburg has sent students other than freshmen and transfers home while transitioning the rest to remote learning. Adrian has moved many classes online for a two week period set to end on Friday.

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