Sport Club COVID 19 Page
Texas State provided a website to know and show respect for our fellow Bobcats as we return to campus: Roadmap to Return. This is the university’s plan to help keep our community safe and help our students advance toward achieving their goals. The website covers policies and procedures that guide everyday situations on and around campus. We will follow the university’s direction for sport club participation, including the policies outlined on this page.
No Travel/No Collegiate Competition for the Fall
Per Texas State University guidelines, sport club teams and members are not permitted to travel nor compete in collegiate competition for the fall semester. A determination about spring sport club travel and competition will be made before the spring semester.
Club meetings Should take place via Microsoft Teams or Zoom.
Meetings with Sport Club Office
Unless there is a reason to meet in person, all meetings will take place via Microsoft Teams (subject to change).
All official and approved in-person practices/meetings will begin on or after September 14 (planned date may be pushed back). Sport Clubs will be expected to closely follow the guidelines as stated and all guidelines established by Texas State University.
Limitations of Practice/Training
From September 14 until further notice, all in-person organized activities (indoor and outdoor; ON and OFF Campus) will have the following limitations:
- 10-person limit pods
- This includes approved coaches/instructors, students, and faculty/staff members. Guests are not permitted.
- Clubs may start out with less than 10 people and then add to get to 10.
- Pods cannot change once established.
- Must maintain at least 15-foot physical distancing at all times while training.
- This will prohibit clubs from scrimmaging, participating in contact drills, and/or performing key functions of a given sport/activity. Sport Clubs should consider any/all modifications for training during this time to allow for as much safe participation as possible.
- If 15-foot physical distancing is not maintained a face covering must be worn
- No Shared Equipment of any kind
- If practicing off-campus, must follow facility guidelines along with Sport Clubs. If in conflict, must adhere to the lesser number of allowed participants.
All Sport Clubs will be required to submit an attendance log for each practice and event. All attendance logs will be submitted remotely via Microsoft Teams. On-campus club practices will receive assistance from Sport Club staff to assist with attendance. Off-campus club practice attendance must be kept by the club and submitted within 24 hours. This will allow for compliance with proper contact tracing policies and procedures.
Daily Self-Assessment & How to Self-Assess
All students and coaches will be required to conduct self-assessment for symptoms daily. Please review the university guide on Daily Self-Assessment Screening. If you feel sick or unwell, do NOT attend a Sport Club practice/meeting.
All students and employees must monitor their own health daily. Check your temperature daily prior to coming to a Texas State campus. Ask yourself the following questions each day as part of a daily self-assessment. Stay at home and call your healthcare provider or the Student Health Center at 512-245-2161 for evaluation and testing:
IF YOU HAVE ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS:
- Fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) or higher)
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
IF YOU HAVE HAD AT LEAST TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS:
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Sinus congestion
- Runny nose
Mobile Apps for Monitoring COVID-19 Symptoms
COVID Symptom Tracker (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, King’s College London, and Stanford University School of Medicine)
COVID-19 Self Checker (Johns Hopkins)
COVID-19 Self Assessment (Google/CDC)
Wearing face coverings at all times when inside university buildings will be mandatory except when alone in a private office, eating at a campus dining facility, or when students are in their own residence hall rooms. Special considerations and exemptions apply for those with specific needs. Wearing face covering in outdoor spaces will be encouraged, especially if social distancing isn’t possible.
Texas State will encourage compliance by increasing awareness and fostering a spirit of cooperation. For those who continue putting the community at risk with their behavior, corrective and disciplinary action may be taken in accordance with the university’s compliance guidelines.
Please review the proper characteristics for a quality face covering from the Roadmap below:
It is important that your face mask meets standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A quality face covering will:
- Have at least two layers of material
- Utilize at least one layer of a tightly woven material, such as:
- Nylon, Canvas, or Cotton (200+ thread count)
- Silk or synthetic silk (100% polyester, tight weave, not very stretchable)
- Chiffon (90% polyester, 10% spandex)
- Spandex (52% nylon, 39% polyester, 9% spandex)
- Cover the nose and mouth completely
- Fit snug against the sides of the face and chin with no gaps
- Be secured with ties or elastic to prevent slipping
- Not make it difficult to breathe
Identify as High Risk of Exposure or Tested Positive
Texas State community members who test positive or have been identified as high risk because of exposure will be expected to self-isolate or quarantine, as directed by health care professionals. More information can be found at the COVID-19 Testing, Reporting, and Response Steps Page.
The four most important steps students, faculty and staff must take responding to possible COVID-19 cases are:
- Notify your instructors and/or supervisor
- Seek medical evaluation and get tested
- If positive, report in Bobcat Trace