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Skagit Valley College Athletic Department to welcome student-athletes to campus starting September 22

The safety and well-being of our students, staff and coaches remain top priorities at Skagit Valley College. The College is focused on creating and implementing ongoing health and safety protocols, which are essential to maintaining a safe on-campus environment for all individuals. Consequently, all Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) sports have been postponed until after January 15, 2021, with the exception of Men’s and Women’s Golf, which is scheduled to begin September 14, with a 20% reduced competitive Fall schedule.

In an effort to support student-athlete engagement, well-being, and physical conditioning, SVC will allow student athletes to return to campus this Fall starting September 22nd through November 20th. On-campus presence will be limited to specific in-person on campus athletic activities for coaches and student-athletes, in alignment with the Skagit County Health Authority, CDC, and local campus health and safety protocols. SVC will phase in sports programs onto campus with a student to coach ratio of 5 to 1. Protocols are in place to ensure we are educating coaches and students about all COVID-19 safety measures, which will include proper daily health screening, temperature check(s), social distancing, mask wearing, disinfecting all equipment, washing hands, and limiting hand to face contact.

“We want to connect with our student-athletes in the safest way possible to help them stay engaged mentally, academically and socially,” said Mitch Freeman, SVC Athletic Director. “We believe we have created a plan for our coaches and students to connect, support and work with one another. Additionally, we remain flexible and are prepared to change this approach as needed to keep our students, coaches and campus community safe.”

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