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In coordination with campus, conference (NSIC), national (NCAA) and health (CDC & MDH) policy, Concordia-St. Paul athletics continues to make strategic decisions to allow its student-athletes to re-engage in strength & conditioning, skill instruction and team functions. Policies continue to shift frequently, and CSP’s staff is adapting to and monitoring the guidelines rigorously.

Through the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Board of Governors, all outside competition has been suspended through December 31, 2020. Teams will engage in practice and conditioning opportunities as allowable through NCAA/NSIC and Concordia policy. Concordia’s administration continually evaluates the ever-changing landscape in order to maximize the competition, practice and training opportunities for its student-athletes.

Additional questions may be directed to Josh Deer, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications (jdeer@csp.edu)

  • Has a reduced maximum capacity, based on industry standards, been set for each area in the facility? This includes fitness centers, pools, tracks, gymnasiums and locker rooms, etc.|

    A: This has been developed for the APC, standards for the rest of our athletics facilities are in progress and currently closed until policies are in place.

    Have the facilities and fitness equipment been thoroughly cleaned before opening? Are necessary cleaning protocols in place for continued use and upkeep?

    A: This has been developed for the APC, standards for the rest of our athletics facilities are in progress and currently closed until policies are in place.

    Are safety precautions (PPE) in place to help protect student and professional staff (masks, gloves, training, etc.)?

    A: PPE has been ordered for athletic training staff, other staff members & students are required to provide their own masks in order to enter facilities.

    Is proper signage in place to educate and encourage safety precautions?

    A: Evaluating needs, this is in progress.

    Has the campus community been adequately informed of revised policies and procedures?

    A: These facilities are for student-athlete usage only, not the general campus population, student-athletes & coaches have been informed of the policies.

     

     

     

  • Has a maximum capacity been determined for your athletic training facility?

    A: Yes, this will continue to be adapted to the safety standards of the CDC/MN Dept of Health

    How are you practicing safe distancing in your athletic training room facility? Are teams able to have a space for pre-practice and post-practice treatments?

    Treatment currently by appointment only.

    Is there an adequate amount of PPE (gloves, masks) supplied for the athletic training staff?

    PPE has been ordered for athletic training staff, other staff members & students are required to provide their own masks in order to enter facilities.

    Do the daily table cleaning solutions used in the athletic training room and strength and conditioning room protect against COVID-19?

    We currently have a limited supply but have been working to procure more.

    Are there policies and procedures in place for daily health/symptom check-ins for student-athletes?

    Yes, athletic training staff will administer symptom checks, temperature and pulse-ox checks prior to workouts.

    Is your training room staff in contact with a health provider and following the same protocol if a student-athlete shows any symptoms for COVID-19?

    We have been working in guidance with Summit Orthopedics, who provides our team doctors.

     

     

  • Currently closed as social distance and sanitizing policies can be safely and feasibly be met.

  • Return to practice will be evaluated based on the NCAA resocialization of sports principles. We are currently participating (as of June 1) in voluntary strength & conditioning workouts and utilizing a phased approach to ramp up to full practice.

  • This area will be addressed as a return to play dates and policies start to become more clear from guidance at the NCAA and NSIC levels.

  • Updates will be addressed when we have more clear information on resuming competition.

  • Not yet relevant to our process. CSP Athletics will reevaluate when we determine when/if games will be resumed.

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