Athletics During COVID-19 Restrictions
From the Athletic Director
GFA's Athletics Department remains committed to offering opportunities for students to participate safely in sports during the spring season. Our success with the fall and winter seasons has reinforced our belief that sports play a vital role in the sense of community that characterizes a GFA education. Our students develop lifelong friendships through their participation in team sports, and physical activity supports a healthier lifestyle.
We are working in partnership with schools within our athletic conference, the Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA). All FAA schools have agreed to follow the same guidelines and are communicating with families in sync. Although the FAA recently announced its decision to "work together to plan a spring season that is as traditional as possible, including conferring all-league and honorable mention awards. League schools have worked together to schedule official interscholastic competition among our schools this spring in accordance with guidance from the State of Connecticut and New York."
Due to the fluid nature of the pandemic, our plans are contingent on current local conditions, which continue to evolve.
We encourage you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions on this page for more details about how we intend to run these programs in a safe and responsible manner.
We appreciate your continued support of the GFA athletics program and, most importantly, our athletes, as we work to ensure a safe and positive experience.
Thank you and go Dragons!
Tauni Butterfield, P '15
GFA Athletic Director
- Will students practice every day?
- Will interscholastic games be played? If so, when and where?
- What protocols will be followed to monitor students’ health?
- Will there be a sports requirement for 2020-2021?
- Will locker rooms be open for students to change?
- What will transportation look like?
- What will be the protocols for cleaning equipment and facilities?
- What safety guidelines will athletes and coaches have to follow?
- When will each squash team practice?
- Will visitors be allowed during games?
- Will there be private lessons available?
- Why will face masks and shields be required?
- Isn’t it dangerous for players to wear a mask on court?
- What type of mask should I wear?
- Does the squash court building have adequate ventilation?
- What sanitization procedures will be followed?
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