Mandatory vaccinations will allow Carthage Athletics and our student-athletes to resume normal activities. The Carthage Athletics Department is working with their teams to follow the proper protocols for masking and testing.

Vaccinated student-athletes and coaches will not have to quarantine or isolate as a result of a positive test of a team member. No longer will games or practices need to be postponed, altered, or canceled. Locker rooms will also be fully open for use.

Spectators will be allowed at all athletic events, with some restrictions. Students, parents, faculty, staff, and the public may return to athletic facilities at near-full capacity to cheer on the Firebirds. In accordance with CDC recommendations, during indoor events, all spectators will be required to wear face masks that cover their nose and mouth at all times and will need to be physically distanced three feet from other spectators.

Read the full Carthage Athletics attendance policy


Semler Fitness Center

The Semler Fitness Center will resume normal operations this fall. Use of the center will no longer need to be reserved in advance. All individuals who use the Semler Fitness Center will be required to wear masks.

Last updated: Aug. 24, 2021