COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) continues to prioritize the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, support staff, administrators, and fans as the conference works to return to athletics this fall. The conference will keep this page updated with news, updates, and policy information from member institutions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). This page will also include links to various mental health and career development resources for MIAC administrators and student-athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 News Updates

October 21, 2020: Management Council recommends blanket waiver for all DIII student-athletes

September 25, 2020: NCAA releases health and safety guidelines for college basketball

September 16, 2020: Proposal caps brackets at 75% for Division III winter, spring championships

September 9, 2020: NCAA creates expanded COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group

August 31, 2020: MIAC postpones all competition until January 2021

August 20, 2020: DIII Administrative Committee recommends not competing in the fall term

August 5, 2020: Division III Presidents Council cancels fall championships

August 5, 2020: Board directs each division to safeguard student-athlete well-being, scholarships and eligibility

July 28, 2020: MIAC postpones competition seasons for several fall sports to spring

July 21, 2020: DIII Management Council approves flexibility to define playing season by days

July 16, 2020: MIAC announces cancellation of fall non-conference contests

July 9, 2020: DIII Administrative Committee approves blanket waivers for participation

July 1, 2020: Division III Membership Committee statement on return to sports

June 11, 2020: Division III increases the length of fall sports preseason

May 29, 2020: NCAA Sport Science Institute updates resocialization guidelines

March 20, 2020: MIAC approves eligibility relief policy for degree-earning spring student-athletes

March 13, 2020: MIAC cancels spring sports season

March 3, 2020: NCAA establishes coronavirus advisory panel

MIAC COVID-19 Information

MIAC COVID-19 Return to Competition Plan

MIAC COVID-19 Response FAQ

MIAC "Stop The Spread" Infographic

MIAC Institution COVID-19 Information

Augsburg University

Bethel University

Carleton College

Concordia College

Gustavus Adolphus College

Hamline University

Macalester College

College of Saint Benedict

St. Catherine University

Saint John's University

Saint Mary's University

St. Olaf College

University of St. Thomas

MDH COVID-19 Information

Minnesota's Stay Safe Plan

Responding to and Monitoring COVID-19 Exposures in Health Care Settings

Resources for Minnesotans

CDC/WHO COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Symptoms of Coronavirus

How to Protect Yourself and Others

Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives

Considerations for Events and Gatherings

Cases in the U.S.

Contact Tracing

Frequently Asked Questions

NCAA COVID-19 Campus Resources


COVID-19 Advisory Panel Exercise Recommendations

Core Principles of Resocialization of Collegiate Sport

Core Principles of Resocialization of Collegiate Sport: Frequently Asked Questions

Resocialization of Collegiate Sport: Action Plan Considerations

Resocialization of Collegiate Sport: Developing Standards for Practice and Competition

Resocialization of Collegiate Sport: Developing Standards for Practice and Competition FAQ

Resocialization of Collegiate Sport: Checklist

What NCAA members need to know about COVID-19

COVID-19 Information for Athletics Healthcare Providers

An Open Letter to NCAA Student-Athletes

NCAA Eligibility Center COVID-19 Response FAQ

NCAA Student-Athlete COVID-19 Well-being Study

COVID-19 Coaches Webinar

Guidance and Recommendations for Game Day Operations - Basketball

NCAA Division III COVID-19 Resources

Division III COVID-19 Question and Answer Guide

Division III COVID-19 Question and Answer Guide for Alternative 2020-21 Playing and Practice Season Model

Division III Administrative Committee actions since March 13, 2020

Approved Blanket Waiver for NCAA Bylaws 13.02.10 (Telephone Calls), 13.02.11 (Electronic Transmissions) and 13.10 (Publicity) impacted by COVID-19

DIII extends enrollment flexibility during final term

April 2020 Webinar: COVID-19 Impacts Overall and on Compliance

June 2020 Webinar: COVID-19 Impact on Playing and Practice Seasons

Sports Medicine Resources

Johns Hopkins University: COVID-19 Glossary of Terms

Johns Hopkins University: COVID-19 Contact Tracing Course

Johns Hopkins University: Measuring and Maximizing Impact of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Course

Johns Hopkins University: Contact Tracing Checklist - Case

Johns Hopkins University: Contact Tracing Checklist - Contact

ACSM: Reopening and Return to Play Resources

NATA: Pre-Return and Return-Campus Preparation and Communication Plan

NSCA: Return to Training Resources

Contact Tracing Playbook

Rockefeller Foundation: National Testing and Tracing Action Plan 

Mental Health Resources

COVID-19 and Mental Health


Alliance of Social Workers in Sports

Black, Indigenous and People of Color Mental Health Resource Guide

CoSIDA: Mental Health Support with Dr. Jarrod Spencer

Career Development Resources

Women Leaders in College Sports: Navigating COVID-19

NFCA: Helping Your Team Navigate Uncertain Times

Tudor Collegiate Strategies: Recruiting in the Age of a Global Pandemic

CoSIDA: Now What? The role of athletic communications as we move forward through COVID-19

CoSIDA: Content Creation & Idea Sharing Adapting your content and PR strategies during COVID-19

CoSIDA: Navigating difficult challenges in uncertain times

CoSIDA: 10 Tips to Resist "Outworking" COVID-19

CoSIDA Coffee Shop

Harvard Business Review: Social Distancing Doesn't Have to Disrupt Mentorship

Harvard Business Review: How to Transition Between Work Time and Personal Time

LinkedIn Remote Working Courses

Teamworks Coronavirus Assistance

Educational Resources