From the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association
HALIFAX, N.S. — Amidst the new public health restrictions in place on account of the spreading Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Atlantic Canada, the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic
Association will delay its startup for the Winter Semester of the 2021-22 season.
On Wednesday the ACAA Executive announced that, in order to provide clarity to student-athletes and to support all efforts to address the current spread of the virus, the earliest possible date for competition in badminton, basketball and volleyball will be set at January 19, 2022.
This is subject to change as determined by directives from the provincial Public Health Officers, as well as the senior administration of the ACAA’s member institutions.
The change is being made with the health and safety of the ACAA’s student-athletes, along with team personnel and game day staff from its member institutions, at the forefront. The ACAA and its
membership will remain vigilant and in compliance with institutional and Public Health directives with the hope that conditions will permit a return to competition.
“We know how much everyone was enjoying the competitive season this year but unfortunately COVID has returned to a level where these difficult decisions must be made,” said Michael Eagles, President of the ACAA. “We completely understand the importance of doing our part to help slow the spread of the virus while protecting our student-athletes, coaches, fans and game staff. We look forward to a return to competition when deemed safe by the Public Health authorities.”