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Napa Valley College Men’s Golf and Baseball Teams to Participate in CCCAA Spring II Season

After opting out of spring I season sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Napa Valley College will participate in the upcoming California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Spring II season. The decision is based on CCCAA COVID-19 guidelines and input from the college’s Safety Committee and Athletic Department, who together determined men’s golf and baseball could compete under CCCAA, Bay Valley Conference and Big 8 safety guidelines. The Spring II season begins April 10, 2021.

The athletes will follow guidelines from California’s COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Institutions of Higher Education and Napa Valley College’s Safe Campus Spring 2021 document, and students and staff will fill out a self-assessment questionnaire each day they are on campus and complete a mandatory temperature check-in. COVID-19 testing of golf and baseball student-athletes will be performed by NVC’s Student Health Center nursing staff.

Travel to competitions will be to limited areas within the Bay Valley and Big 8 Conferences. Napa Valley College will follow CCCAA and Bay Valley/Big 8 Conference testing protocols and requirements. When competition begins, 33% of each intercollegiate team will be tested weekly, on a rotating basis to comply with all CCCAA required mandates for testing.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to compete in men’s golf and baseball for the spring II season of 2021,” said Jerry Dunlap Napa Valley College associate dean & athletic director. “Our student-athletes in these two sports had their seasons cut short last spring due to the pandemic and have done everything we have asked of them to do in order to participate this spring.

“The decision to participate required a thorough and careful review of the COVID-19 pandemic conditions. As always, our students’ and staff’s health and safety is our utmost concern,” Dunlap added. “Thank you to Brandon Lucas, Traci Oyama and our coaching staff for providing a safe environment for our student-athletes to practice and compete. Our department is also very thankful to our colleagues in the Student Health Center and the Financial Aid, and to the College’s Safety Committee for supporting us and providing our student-athletes with the opportunity to continue their athletic and academic careers.”

Napa Valley College student-athletes have been participating in conditioning practices outdoors throughout spring 2021. Indoor activities have been limited in compliance with state and county guidelines. Napa Valley College will continue to monitor the situation as new information is released from Napa County Health & Human Services and the State of California.

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