2021-22 ACC COVID-19 policies announced
August 19, 2021
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Thursday new 2021-22 COVID-19 policies and procedures, including forfeitures.
Per guidelines announced by the league, games that cannot be played as scheduled due to player shortages from COVID-19 testing, the game will be forfeited, with a loss assigned to the team unable to play. A win will be assigned to the opponent.
If both teams are unable to play due to COVID-19 player eliminations, the game will be declared a forfeit, with both teams assigned a loss.
These wins and losses will be applied to the conference standings.
Additional policies changes for vaccinated and un-vaccinated individuals on teams was also issued.
In a statement issued by the league office, ACC commissioner Jim Phillips said, “The ACC’s Medical Advisory Group continues its tireless efforts to deliver meaningful protocols that will provide a healthy and safe environment for our student-athletes and teams.”
“As a conference, we are extremely proud of the significant progress and overall high rates of vaccination among student-athletes, coaches and staff. The continued resilience, commitment and sacrifice by our student-athletes is inspiring, and we look forward to watching them compete at the highest level.”
Miami recently announced it has reached the 85% vaccinated threshold.