LOCK HAVEN — If you were hoping to get to a University of Lock Haven winter sports event soon, you’ll need to find something else to do.
Last week, the university announced an updated spectator policy for home sporting events, which will include men’s basketball, women’s basketball and wrestling games.
The updated policy will begin over the weekend, Saturday, January 29. This is the university’s response to growing concerns over COVID-19 and the rapidly spreading Omicron variant.
Until further notice, attendance at all home sports competitions will be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, sports administration and essential personnel required to host the event. No tickets will be sold.
However, LHU will allow each competing student-athlete to have up to two guests. All spectators must be on the official LHU team roster and must remain properly masked indoors. No visiting fans will be allowed to attend.
This change in spectator policy is a direct result of the university’s continued disregard of the masking policy during recent indoor competitions. It is instituted to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and give LHU student-athletes the best chance of completing their seasons without further postponements or cancellations. This comes as more than a dozen PSAC competitions have been postponed or canceled in recent weeks due to the spread of COVID-19.
There is no announced timeline for the return of all spectators to LHU indoor sports competitions. University officials will continue to monitor the situation over the coming weeks and provide updates if and when any changes occur.
If you’re desperate for your sports fix, LHU reminds fans that all remaining basketball games and wrestling doubleheaders this season will be available to watch for free online at www.GoLHU.com through the Sports Digital Network PSAC: https://psacsportsdigitalnetwork. com/golhu/.
Visit www.lockhaven.edu for more information on the attendance policy.