College of the Ozarks announced Thursday they will be eliminating all athletic competition for the College and high school for fall 2020.
The school cited concerns about COVID-19.
“The College’s goal is to remain in session throughout the fall semester,” President Jerry C. Davis said in a statement. “Therefore, we have to minimize risk to campus. Because of the residential nature of our campus, we cannot participate in activities that put our students at risk.”
The College said they will be looking to resume athletics when they “feel safe to do so.”
“We understand the disappointment this may cause student athletes,” Davis said. “This is for their protection and that of the whole campus community. We look forward to resuming athletics as soon as possible.”