University of Maryland athletics announces safety measures for home events

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Posted at 7:29 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 19:30:34-04

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — University of Maryland athletics have announced safety measures for home events in response to the coronavirus.

Maryland Athletics will be canceling all international recruiting activities, out-of-season competitions and travel and all out-of-season practices during the week of March 23.

They also announced the following safety measures.

  • Prohibiting university-sponsored international travel and non-essential domestic travel
  • Postponing or canceling large events where social distancing or other measures cannot be implemented
  • Canceling classes for the week of March 23-27
  • Offering telework options to staff when possible from March 23-April 10
  • Transitioning students and faculty to online-based education from March 30-April 10.

In-season practices and home and away games will continue to be held, with the following significant restrictions:

  • Effective immediately, only student-athletes, coaches, essential personnel, officials, credentialed media and a limited number of family members of the competing teams will be permitted to attend games, until at least April 10
  • Increasing the frequency of cleaning commonly touched surfaces and on-site janitorial service during competitions
  • Increasing sanitization of locker rooms, equipment and installing additional hand sanitizers at athletic venues
  • Advising that any student-athlete who does not feel comfortable participating in team activities will be excused from doing so.