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FSW Athletics COVID Safety Measures for Athletes and Fans

Jan 19, 2021

JANUARY 19, 2021 – FORT MYERS, FLA – As Florida SouthWestern State College’s (FSW) Athletics department begins its 2021 sports season this week, the safety of FSW’s athletes and fans are top priority.

“As with all FSW locations, fans will be required to wear face coverings at all games, and our seating will be socially distanced so FSW Bucs fans can safely cheer for their teams,” said Roy Allen, FSW sports information director.

To keep FSW athletes, their teammates, and opposing players safe, all athletes are screened for COVID symptoms daily.

“FSW student-athletes fill out daily screenings before leaving their dorm rooms and are cleared by our athletic trainer,” Allen said. “Each student-athlete also has their temperature checked prior to their participation in practice and games.”

Players from opposing teams will also undergo the same screening measures with clearance from their athletics trainers. 

FSW’s Women’s and Men’s Basketball start their season Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Suncoast Credit Union Arena.

FSW Baseball starts its season on Friday, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Terry Park, Fort Myers.

FSW’s Women’s Volleyball takes the court Friday, Jan. 22, at noon and 6 p.m. in the Suncoast Credit Union Arena, and FSW Softball begins its season next weekend in Clearwater.

For more information about FSW Athletics, contact Allen at (239) 433-6922.


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Last Updated: January 25, 2021

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