UND Athletics formalizes procedures to keep student-athletes safe during summer voluntary workouts

As student-athletes return to campus for voluntary summer workouts, UND Athletics has implemented best practices and training to ensure the safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the plan, all student-athletes will undergo mandatory training and indicate they understand and will comply with guidelines regarding COVID-19 awareness and safety. Student-athletes will be expected to download the North Dakota Department of Health Care 19 app for contact tracing, fill out a COVID clearinghouse form, and undergo daily wellness checks before entering UND Athletics training facilities.

Also part of the plan:

  • Student-athletes coming to UND from another country must self-isolate for 14 days in Grand Forks.
  • Students who have traveled to UND by car may begin training immediately upon approval.
  • Athletic facility hours will be restricted to allow more time for cleaning.
  • Student-athletes are responsible for cleaning workout equipment after use.
  • Meetings will be held in larger rooms to accommodate physical distancing requirements.
  • Locker rooms, showers and other gathering areas will be closed.
  • No guests or non-athletes will be allowed in Athletics training facilities.
  • Student-athletes are encouraged to stay at least six feet apart, when possible, wear face coverings, cover coughs and sneezes, wash hands often, and to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Student-athletes who are ill will be asked not to come to UND facilities and to contact Athletic training staff.
  • All positive cases of COVID-19 will be reported to UND and N.D. Public Health. Students will be quarantined and unable to return to Athletics facilities or class until they have been fever-free for at least 72 hours and at least 10 days have passed from onset of symptoms.
  • North Dakota Public Health would determine if any close contacts would also need to be quarantined for 14 days.

UND Athletics’ focus in developing this plan is to provide a safe and healthy environment for all student-athletes to live and learn, and to protect the greater campus and Grand Forks communities from the current pandemic’s spread.