Effective February 19, 2021

The health and safety of Ohio Wesleyan University student-athletes, coaches, and staff is the highest priority during the coronavirus pandemic. Accordingly, Ohio Wesleyan University and its Department of Athletics program are committed to COVID-19 guidance and mitigation measures shared by the Ohio Department of Health, the Delaware General Health District, Ohio Wesleyan University and the CDC. Ohio Wesleyan University references NCAA guidance in shaping its testing and operational strategies, including the NCAA’s updated Resocialization of Collegiate Sport: Developing Standards for Practice and Competition, Second Edition.

As mandated by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) in the Responsible Restart Ohio Document for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club and Professional Sports, ALL spectators attending Athletic Events at Ohio Wesleyan University MUST follow the following protocols:

  • All spectators must be preregistered for the event they are attending. NO WALK-UPS WILL BE PERMITTED.
  • Spectators must conduct daily symptom assessments.
  • Anyone experiencing symptoms must stay home.
  • Upon arrival all guests will be temperature checked and must complete a health assessment
  • Family members must sit together, socially distanced from other individuals and family groups.
  • Six-feet social distancing must be maintained between individuals and family groups
  • No congregating before or after practices or games is permitted.
  • Spectators must wear face coverings at all times.
OWU Athletics Capacity Limits for Indoor Sports (as of 2/19/21) Branch Rickey Arena
  • Players & Coaches – 2 guests each
  • Ohio Wesleyan Students – 50
  • Ohio Wesleyan Faculty & Staff – 25

Men’s Basketball Home Games

  • 15 Ohio Wesleyan Players – 30 Guests (must be preregistered)
  • 2 Ohio Wesleyan Coaches – 4 Guests (must be preregistered)
  • Ohio Wesleyan Students – 50 (must be preregistered)
  • Ohio Wesleyan Faculty & Staff – 25 (must be preregistered)
  • Total – 109

Women’s Basketball Home Games

  • 14 Ohio Wesleyan Players – 28 Guests (must be preregistered)
  • 2 Ohio Wesleyan Coaches – 4 Guests (must be preregistered)
  • Ohio Wesleyan Students – 50 (must be preregistered)
  • Ohio Wesleyan Faculty & Staff – 25 (must be preregistered)
  • Total – 107

Women’s Volleyball Home Matches

  • 17 Ohio Wesleyan Players – 34 Guests (must be preregistered)
  • 2 Ohio Wesleyan Coaches – 4 Guests (must be preregistered)
  • Ohio Wesleyan Students – 50 (must be preregistered)
  • Ohio Wesleyan Faculty & Staff – 25 (must be preregistered)
  • Total – 113