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Athletics & Recreation

Last updated: 7/1/2021

All Athletics & Recreation activity will comply with state, local, CDC, and NCAA guidelines.
Intercollegiate Athletics
  • View the full Athletics Operational Plan.
  • An Athletics Health and Safety Committee assists with the monitoring of policies and procedures of the Operational plan.
  • Student-athlete and staff personal responsibility
    • In addition to the personal responsibility guidelines that are required for all students, faculty, and staff in this plan, student-athletes and athletics staff will be required to:
      • Wear a face covering at all times indoors that must cover both your nose and mouth. This includes during skill building and strength and conditioning workouts inside.
        • Face coverings are no longer required to be worn when outdoors.
      • Physical distancing when not participating in your sport or direct physical activity.
      • No sharing of anything i.e. equipment, phones, water bottles, clothing, towels, etc.
  • Testing
    • Student-athletes and staff, who are not vaccinated, and are scheduled to return to campus prior to the start of the semester, will be tested for COVID-19 upon their return.
    • Student-athletes who are not vaccinated will be tested 3 times a week.
    • Throughout the semester, individuals who are symptomatic or have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case will be tested.
    • Other surveillance testing will be performed in accordance with PDPH, NCAA and Atlantic 10 guidelines.
    • In addition to the protocol outlined above for students who are symptomatic, have tested positive, or have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case, student-athletes will also need to notify their athletic trainer.
  • Competition and travel
    • Competition and travel is set to resume.
    • Competition seasons will be regional and travel will be limited to bus travel, when possible. Overnight trips will be avoided as much as possible.
    • If an away game requires a team to travel to an area with a high number of COVID-19 cases, this will be taken into careful consideration to determine if the team should still travel for competition. The University reserves the right to cancel any competition that will take place in any area that is considered a hot spot.
      • This will also be the case if a team is traveling to La Salle from a hot spot.
  • All recreation facilities and programming will adhere to local, state, and CDC guidelines.
  • Recreation programming and classes will require pre-registration and capacity may be limited to allow for physical distancing.
  • Hand sanitizers, gym wipes, and hand wipes will be available for beginning and ends of workouts. Students will need to wipe down equipment and hands before and after workouts.
  • The Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Fitness Center will be open. Face coverings must be worn in the IBC.
  • It is already a policy for the IBC to wipe down equipment before and after use, this will be continued. There will also be buffer times in the workout spaces to allow for proper sanitation of the spaces.
  • Appointments are mandatory to work out in the IBC. They can be made with online through IM Leagues. Please follow instructions here.
  • Fitness classes will be permitted to be conducted indoors, virtually or outside with careful consideration of physical distancing in place.
  • The following areas will not be accessible in IBC:
    • Locker rooms
    • Showers
  • Bags allowed in cubbies. No spitting on floors or hands.
  • All respiratory etiquette outlined in this plan must be followed.
  • Personal protective equipment
    • All patrons are to wear masks while in a gym or fitness center. This includes while a patron is engaged in activity, fitness, and workout.
    • Student-workers will wear masks.
    • Student-workers will wear gloves when cleaning and moving equipment.
  • Satellite fitness rooms
    • St. Basil’s will be open for cardio workouts only.
    • St. Katherine’s will be open following the same guidelines as the IBC Fitness Center.
  • Intramural sports will resume in the Fall semester
    • In order to register for intramurals, you must create an account on Please use the following steps:
      • Go to
      • Select School (La Salle University)
      • Use your La Salle email to create an account
      • Create a password
  • Club sports will resume in the Fall semester