(January 11, 2021 4:11 PM) With the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Jackson College’s Leadership Council has decided to cancel the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball seasons.
In July, the College shifted all close-contact sports to the winter semester. After careful consideration, plans have changed for these three sports, which will be canceled. A protocol is being established for men’s and women’s bowling and hopes are to allow the spring outdoor sports — baseball, softball, golf, and soccer — to continue.
“Simply put, with the number of COVID-19 cases and the emergence of a highly contagious strain, we didn’t feel it would be safe for our students,” said Jeremy Frew, vice president of instruction and student services. “We didn’t think there was a safe way to have the seasons.”
All sports this season have received an NJCAA blanket waiver and will not have the 2020-‘21 year count towards their two seasons of eligibility at the two-year level.
Jackson College classes continue primarily online as the winter semester begins, with limited in-person labs offered with careful protocols in place. Leadership and the College’s Reintegration Task Force continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation with hopes to allow more in-person classes for later in the semester and more students to return to housing at a lower capacity. The College asks that you continue to watch the Jackson College website for updates.
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