Flagler Women's Basketball Game Off Because of COVID; School Starts Stricter Attendance Plan with Temperature Checks

The Peach Belt Conference announced Friday that the scheduled women’s basketball game between Flagler College and Young Harris College has been postponed.

The game was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday.

The postponement comes as a result of positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing in the Young Harris program.

The institution has entered into protocol as outlined by the PBC Return to Play policy along with all applicable CDC, NCAA and state and local health guidelines.

While the postponement affects the women’s game, the men’s game will proceed as scheduled at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Flagler’s next women’s game will be Jan. 13 at the University of North Georgia.

Flagler athletics attendance policy update

With Flagler College moving to a Level 3 COVID-19 status, the college’s department of athletics announced changes to its attendance policy for all home athletics events.

These new policies will take effect immediately and until further notice.

Flagler Gymnasium (basketball, volleyball): Attendance for all home men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and volleyball contests in Flagler Gymnasium is limited to 50 fans. The limit of 50 fans consists of 36 individuals listed on a family pass list and up to 14 reserved seat season-ticket holders. For basketball doubleheaders only, the gym will be cleared following the completion of the women’s game to sanitize the gym. 

Reserved seat season-ticket holders must email their intent to attend each game to Cade Smith (ksmith@flagler.edu), Karen Hudgins (khudgins@flagler.edu) and Matt Green (mgreen@flagler.edu) no sooner than noon, two days prior to the contest and no later than 24 hours prior to the contest. For example, for a Wednesday 5:30 p.m. game, the intent period begins Monday at noon and ends Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Fans in attendance must wear masks and practice physical distancing with non-homogenous groups. Temperature checks will take place prior to fans entering the facility.

The cheerleading team is permitted to have 50 percent of its squad available to cheer while physically distanced in the bleachers. The pep band will feature a limited drum line that performs while physically distanced in the bleachers.

Flagler Athletics Complex (baseball, soccer, softball): Attendance for all home baseball, soccer, and softball contests at the Flagler Athletics Complex is limited to 50 fans, all of which must be listed on the family pass list.

Fans in attendance must wear masks and practice physical distancing with non-homogenous groups. Temperature checks will take place prior to fans entering the facility.

Flagler Tennis Center: Attendance for all home tennis matches at the Flagler Tennis Center is limited to 50 fans.

Fans in attendance must wear masks and practice physical distancing with non-homogenous groups. Temperature checks will take place prior to fans entering the facility.