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UVM sports are in competition this season. How do they stay safe with Covid?

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The Patrick Gymnasium at the University of Vermont. Photo by Mike Dougherty / VTDigger

UVM’s hockey and basketball seasons are in full swing, with players moving to and from out-of-state games several times a month – without quarantine.

Specialized Covid guidelines exempt student athletes from state quarantine rules.

Four varsity teams compete: men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s hockey. Players are tested three times a week, as are players from competing teams. Under current rules, student athletes do not need to quarantine for seven to 14 days, according to Jeff Schulman, UVM athletic director.

“We also have very intentional travel planning and strict game management procedures, which creates a little mini-bubble around the student-athletes, coaches and essential team personnel designed to protect them as well as the campus community as a whole, ”said Schulman.

The plan was developed by a UVM working group which …

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