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Barton preps for scrimmage sessions

There will be no spectators allowed in the Barton Community College gym to observe athletic scrimmages, Athletic Director Trevor Rolfs told the college’s board of trustees this week. Rolfs was reporting on COVID-19 safety protocols for the fall 2020 scrimmage sessions.

Barton’s basketball games won’t start until January, but teams are allowed to practice against other teams.

All Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and National Junior College Athletic Association COVID protocols will be followed in addition to Barton’s institutional guidelines. According to information provided to the trustees: Any participant who has tested positive and/or quarantined within the 14-day window prior to any scheduled scrimmage will not be allowed to attend. Additionally, no scrimmage will be scheduled and/or take place with any institution that has been designated a COVID-19 Cluster by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

One day prior to a scheduled event, athletic directors from both competing institutions will confirm with each other that all protocols/standards have been met.

The document outlines rules for the visiting team and the home team. They include pregame temperature checks, wearing masks when entering and exiting the facility, and no post-game handshakes between teams.

Game officials will also have their temperatures checked upon arrival. Game balls will be wiped down with disinfectant multiple times during the scrimmage.

Other reports

This was one of several reports shared at Tuesday’s BCC Board of Trustees study session. Other topics were: 

• October Financial Statement

• RSVP re-branding - Presented by Angie Maddy and Linn Hogg (via Zoom)

• Student Success Academy - Presented by Angie Maddy

• Cougar Driven - Presented by staff 

BCC trustees hold special meeting

The agenda for Tuesday’s study session of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees was amended prior to the meeting to add a special meeting to convene at 4:45 p.m. The purpose of this meeting was to hold an executive session to discuss personnel.

The board held one executive session which lasted 15 minutes and was attended by Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman. No action was taken.