Michigan football players returning to campus this week
Members of Michigan’s football team are getting back on campus this week and will begin voluntary workouts.
On Monday, the University of Michigan announced that select student-athletes will be returning to campus to participate in voluntary workouts. It is one of many schools across the country that has agreed to welcome players back to campus while following COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.
The school announced that student-athletes will return in a four-phased plan.
“The detailed process for reopening the athletic campus for student-athletes includes a 14-day pre-report risk assessment, a six-day resocialization period to campus, and daily risk assessments, including temperature checks,” Michigan said in a statement.
“Included in the resocialization period are comprehensive health and welfare assessments consisting of COVID-19 and antibody testing, team physicals, concussion baseline testing and assessment, sleep surveys, sport-appropriate fitness testing, mobility screening, body composition, nutrition evaluations and regular medical testing.
“Student-athletes and staff will have daily screening before admittance to facilities. They will also be provided items and guidelines necessary to participate in team functions (social distancing, wearing masks, hand hygiene, etc.). All facilities on the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus will go through rigorous cleaning and sanitization, with high-risk areas, including locker rooms, strength and conditioning spaces and athletic training rooms, cleaned daily via electrostatic sanitation. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will enter a defined quarantine protocol per medical guidelines.”
Michigan is scheduled to open the 2020 college football season on Sept. 5 against Washington.