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

August 23, 2021: MIAC releases Fall 2021 COVID-19 Competition Plan

May 11, 2021: MIAC issues COVID-19 policy update

March 25, 2021: MIAC issues COVID-19 policy update

March 23, 2021: MIAC Institutional Outdoor Spectator Policies for Fall/Spring Sports

March 3, 2021: MIAC announces plans for spring competition

February 3, 2021: Division III cancels 2021 winter championships

January 13, 2021: MIAC votes to move forward with winter competition

December 15, 2020: MIAC shares update on winter athletics

November 18, 2020: State of Minnesota Emergency Executive Order 20-99

November 12, 2020: St. Olaf announces cancellation of winter athletic competitions

October 29, 2020: Presidents Council approves blanket waiver for all DIII student-athletes

October 23, 2020: Carleton cancels in-person sports competitions for Winter Term 2021

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 Fall 2021 Competition Plan

MIAC COVID-19 Winter/Spring 2021 Competition Plan

MIAC COVID-19 Fall 2020 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

The College of St. Scholastica


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

Guidance and Considerations for Men’s and Women’s Basketball Officiating


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

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