UI announces tiered return of student athletes to campus


The University of Iowa has announced a tiered plan to return student-athletes to campus following the shutdown due to COVID-19.

The UI announced Friday that its Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will begin returning select coaches and staff on June 1st. Football players who choose to participate in voluntary workouts will return beginning June 8th, and men’s and women’s basketball players will return beginning on June 15th.

Protective measures will be taken, including:
Use of protective equipment and hygiene (face covers, face shields, hand washing, and use of hand sanitizer).
Public space configuration supporting social distancing.
Limited occupancy of buildings and spaces.
Revised operations (transportation, purchasing, package delivery, and custodial services) necessary to minimize exposure to COVID-19.

During this phased reopening, employees of UI Athletics will be notified by their supervisors regarding when to return to work on campus.