Health and Safety is a core value of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and the well-being of our student-athletes and athletics department personnel including officials is a top priority.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all officials working SCIAC contests will be required to daily symptom check
themselves and should expect to have their temperature taken prior to entering a facility.
An official should take their own temperature prior to departing for a contest. If an official shows up at an institution to work a contest they are certifying they have been symptom free for 14 days. Your cooperation is
All officials associated with the SCIAC are independent contractors of the conference and its member
institutions. Working SCIAC games is at the discretion of the individual and an official may opt to not work for
the SCIAC at any time.
Daily Self Screening Below is the self-screening that officials working in the SCIAC are required to do daily. By arriving and working a SCIAC contest the official is certifying they have daily symptom checked and have been symptom free for 14 days. Questions you will be asked on site:
• Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19? Y N
• If yes, do you have documentation to support that you have completed your treatment? Y N
• Have you come in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days? Y N (contact defined as someone with whom you have spent more than 15 minutes within a 6-foot distance)
• Have you had any of the following symptoms in the last 14 days:
o Cough Y N
o Fever (above 100.4) Y N
o Chills Y N
o Fatigue Y N
o Muscle or body aches Y N
o Headache Y N
o Shortness of Breath Y N
o Sore throat/congestion Y N
o Pain/Difficulty Breathing Y N
o New Loss of Taste/Smell Y N
If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days or had close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, you are not permitted to officiate in the SCIAC until your
quarantine period (14 days) has expired. Please notify the supervisor of officials for your sport.
Masking: Officials are required to wear face coverings (properly – over mouth and nose) at all times even if
vaccinated. This includes to and from the facility and while working. If an official is unable to adhere to this policy, please let your Coordinator of Officials know.
All institutions will accept documentation of a negative tests if using a location closer to the official is more convenient.
• This documentation should be sent via email to the conference office and institutional contact above before the contest.
• If the official is unable to have insurance cover the cost of the test, the out of pocket expense for the test should be submitted to the conference for reimbursement.
• Tests must be PCR results within 3 days of the competition.
• Antigen testing would have to occur on each day of competition.
BSB/SB home plate umpires will be tested according to NCAA policy.
• Policy requires a negative PCR test 72 hours/3 days before the first contest of a weekend series if same umpires are working both days for contests involving the same two teams. I
• If antigen testing is used one must be done each day before the contest.
• Conference office and host institutions will work with each official so they are aware how testing will occur.
• If an official can present written documentation of a positive COVID-19 PCR test administered within the last 90 days, they do not need to be tested. This should be sent to the conference office and supervisor of officials.
• Anyone that has received a COVID-19 vaccine will still follow sport specific testing protocol.
If Antigen testing is being conducted for officials at the host institution on game day, they will be appropriately socially distanced from other until a negative test is confirmed. Once a negative test is received, officials are permitted to interact with each other, institutional staff/coaches and student-athletes.
Up to 7 days following Competition: Officials will communicate to the supervisor of officials and the conference office if they present with COVID-19 symptoms within 7 days of the contest date.
It is an expectation that all officials are regularly self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms during the season.
Minimum Number of Officials. The game will still be played as long as the minimum number of officials per sport playing rules are present. However, if the minimum required number of officials are not able to officiate a contest, the contest may need to be postponed. If only one official is present for baseball/softball coaches can agree to postpone the game or play.
NO SUNFLOWER SEEDS ON THE FIELD BY PLAYERS, COACHES, OFFICIALS
TESTING SITES FOR SCIAC OFFICIALS
California Lutheran University Officials working Friday/Saturday contests can go to CLU
• Monday – Wednesday (12 p.m.) to be part of their testing program (PCR).
• Testing and results will be within 3 days of the contests.
Chapman University Chapman Officials
• Testing at Chapman is available Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• Recommended to have PCR test on Tuesday or Wednesday to have results within 3 days of the contests.
University of Redlands Officials
• There is a SBCHD site on the UR campus.
• PCR tests. Open M-F from 9:30-6:00 PM
• Appointment encouraged but walk-ups taken most days.
• Turnaround time has been 24-36 hours.
• Would recommend testing on Tuesday or Wednesday to have results back within 3 days of contests.
• Appointments can be made at http://sbcovid19.com/testing-sites