Amid COVID-19 pandemic, U Sports issues three-week moratorium on all in-person recruiting

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As a response to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the U Sports board of directors has issued a three-week moratorium on all in-person recruiting in the 12 U Sports-sanctioned sports, effective immediately.

This moratorium includes all in-person recruiting visits (on- or off-campus official or unofficial visits) as well as the scheduling and rescheduling of any future in-person recruiting; no travel arrangements can be made with prospective student-athletes during the moratorium.

Recruitment by phone call, text message, social media, email, or other non-in-person mediums are permitted to continue during this blackout.

“This decision was made after taking into consideration information from member universities, and our chief medical officer,” Lisette Johnson-Stapley, U Sports chief sport officer, said.

“U Sports believes that this is the most prudent action to take to protect the health and well-being of prospective student-athletes, their families, coaches and university staff.”

U Sports will revisit this decision in the coming weeks to determine whether to extend this moratorium.