Will clubs be permitted to compete during the spring semester?
In a continued effort to ensure the safety and well-being of our club sport athletes, coaches, and staff; George Mason University and Mason Recreation has made a collective decision to suspend all team sport competitions for the Fall 2020 semester. The decision to suspend all team competitions has been made based on the advice and consultation from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Virginia Department of Health, George Mason University, collegiate club sport administrators throughout the state and region, and various national governing bodies.
We recognize the desire for our student athletes to resume play, but the health and safety of our students will remain our top priority. It is important that club members remain active and engaged within their club throughout the fall to help manage their own personal well-being. Mason Recreation will continue to monitor public health conditions related to COVID-19 and reassess the potential for competition in the spring.
Will clubs be permitted to practice during the spring semester?
The Club Sports administrative staff has been working closely with the leadership of each club to outline sport specific practice plans that encourage a safe return to activity.
All club members, coaches, and team personnel will be required to review and understand their sport specific Practice Plan and pass a short quiz prior to any involvement with the club.
*The quiz and required all pre-participation documents may be found on IMLEAGUES.
Will face coverings be required during club sport activities?
University approved face coverings will be required at all times. Exceptions apply to aquatic and outdoor, individualized, low-risk sports.
What are the distancing requirements during university approved physical activities?
- 10 feet of physical distance will be consistently maintained to the extent practicable
- Participants will refrain from drills or activities that resemble tackling, wrestling, defensive pressure involving prolonged close contact, and sitting/standing within 6 feet for an extended period of time
- Intra-squad scrimmaging will be permitted utilizing universal masking requirements
How will we ensure equipment is properly disinfected?
Mason Recreation will have disinfection stations located in each of the on-campus facilities used by our clubs. These stations will be available for disinfection of all shared team equipment. It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure personal equipment and apparel is properly disinfected following each use.
*Clubs practicing at off-campus facilities will be provided supplies by Mason Recreation and trained on proper utilization.
Will Mason Recreation provide water for club sport activities?
- To ensure the safety of our participants, Mason Recreation will not provide water for participants.
- Water fountains will not be available, however, water bottle fill stations located in the RAC & AFC will be available for clubs practicing indoors.
- Individuals are responsible for bringing their own pre-filled water bottle that has been clearly labeled with their name.
- Water bottles MAY NOT be shared.
- Water bottles should be properly disinfected after each use.
Do we still need to submit a pre-participation physical?
Annual physical will be required for all new and returning participants. Physical are valid for 365 days. If you are a returning participant and unsure when your physical expires, please contact Jenny Tolson – Head Athletic Trainer.
New club members have 21 days (3 weeks) to have a physical competed and received by the athletic trainer. This will allow you enough time to see if it is something you wish to pursue before having a physical completed. We highly encourage you to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician if possible. If not, Student Health Services offers physicals on campus for approximately $65.
*Mason Club Sports Physical Form (blank)
Due to the potential spread of COVID-19 we will be unable to accept paper copies of your physical. Physicals may be submitted two ways:
- Dynamic Forms – upload a copy to the George Mason University secure forms management system. *this is the preferred method of submission
- Fax – (703) 993-2510
Student Health Services Contact Information:
- Contact #: (703) 993-2831
- Location: Sub, Room 2300 – Fairfax Campus
How do I schedule an appointment for evaluation or treatment with an athletic trainer?
Individuals that would like to be evaluated or meet with the athletic trainer MUST schedule an appointment in advance.
Office Hours: M-R (2:30PM – 5PM)
- Email: Jenny Tolson
- Phone: (703) 993-3291
^Masks are required at all times.
Will club members be required to complete a daily health assessment prior to entering Mason Recreation facilities or participating in approved club activities?
All club participants and visitors to Mason Recreation facilities will be REQUIRED to complete the Mason Health Risk Assessment and verify that it has been completed upon arrival at any Mason Recreation facility or in-person club activity. Mason Recreation staff and Safety Officers will be responsible for verifying that all participants have competed their daily assessment and have received the verification email. Individuals that have not completed and passes the health assessment will not be permitted to enter any Mason Recreation facility or participate in any in-person club activity.
*Clubs practicing at off-campus facilities will be required to verify that the Daily Health Assessment has been completed with their club Safety Officer(s).
What should I do if I begin to experience signs or symptoms of COVID-19?
- Stay home
- If participating in an activity, immediately remove yourself and make use of a face covering.
- Submit the Student-Self Report of COVID-19 (link below)
- Student-Self Report of COVID-19 Form
- Notify the Club Sports Athletic Trainer
- If you feel sick and have symptoms such as cough, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, or lost/decreased sense of taste or smell, call your provider for medical advice.
- Do not go to a health facility without calling first.
- If Student Health is your primary car provide, call (703) 993-2831