University of Michigan students receive 2-week stay at home order. How does it affect Michigan-Minnesota game?
Students at the University of Michigan have been told they’re under a two-week stay-at-home order from Washtenaw County after an increase in COVID-19 cases on the campus. David Jesse of the Detroit Free Press reported the news on Tuesday.
Could that have an impact on the Michigan-Minnesota game in Minneapolis this weekend?
The order is for undergraduate students at the University of Michigan. It is implemented effective immediately and will end on Nov. 3 at 7 a.m. The county’s issue comes as it attempts to level out the number of positive tests for the virus.
“The situation locally has become critical, and this order is necessary to reverse the current increase in cases,” said Jimena Loveluck, a health official for the county. “We must continue to do what we can to minimize the impact on the broader community and to ensure we have the public health capacity to fully investigate cases and prevent additional spread of illness.”
However, the stay-at-home order does not apply to the University of Michigan Athletic Department. That means, at least for now, Saturday’s primetime showdown between Michigan and Minnesota is still on.
An email to Michigan students states that the upcoming County Health Department emergency order will NOT affect Michigan Athletics. pic.twitter.com/xZDeKtzhzU
— Zach Shaw (@_ZachShaw) October 20, 2020
It is only Tuesday and things could change. However, the Wolverines are still scheduled to take the trip to Minneapolis to play the Golden Gophers with the Little Brown Jug on the line.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and ESPN’s College GameDay will be on hand for the pregame show.