Despite the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s recent announcements postponing competition until at least January 2021, Saint Mary’s student-athletes are allowed to practice during the fall and must adhere to strict Minnesota Department of Health, NCAA, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines:
- Student-athletes must wear masks to and from practice.
- Student-athletes can only remove their mask in practice and within their assigned “pod” for the first 14 days. Pods are no greater than 10 individuals. After that 14-day “pod” phase, teams are allowed to practice as a full unit without masks.
- All student-athletes have their temperature checked and fill out an online questionnaire about COVID-19 symptoms on a daily basis.
- All coaches are in masks while at practice in close contact with student-athletes.