Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and CAA Football has suspended all fall sports competition.
Elon expects to compete in sports during the winter and spring seasons should conditions permit. Visit the Elon Phoenix website for more information.
Phased Return of Student-athletes
Athletics implemented a phased return of student-athletes and athletic activities throughout the summer and fall. Phasing activities decrease the number of student-athletes in close proximity while allowing the safe reconditioning of student-athletes to a training environment.
Regular Health Screenings
Due to the close contact required for training and competition, regular health screenings have been adopted. Under the guidance of the team physician and sports medicine staff, student-athletes are regularly screened for COVID-19 symptoms. This includes questionnaires, temperature checks and ongoing testing.
In student-athlete support areas and locker rooms, enhanced cleaning practices are being employed. This includes shared responsibility by those using the spaces (wiping down areas before and after use), cleaning by staff members at regular intervals and deep cleaning by Physical Plant staff. Hand sanitizers, personal towels and antiviral sprays will be utilized where necessary.
In student-athlete support areas and locker rooms, including weight rooms, training rooms and the academic support services offices, capacities have been reduced significantly, and staggered schedules created to facilitate physical distancing.
Elon’s Athletics COVID-19 Committee has develop sport-specific mitigation strategies pertaining to acclimatization, practices, balls or playing apparatuses, equipment, sanitization, travel, distancing and activities. Guidance from the NCAA Sports Science Institute, the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine and other sport specific governing bodies is used to develop and update these plans for the return and resocialization of sport.
On Campus Events
The return of publicly attended events to Elon’s campus will be made based on North Carolina and local guidelines, as well as campus determined best-practices. Any events open to the public will be based on conditions at the time of the event and will involve mitigation startegies including adjusted attendance maximums, physical distancing in venues, and an enhanced hygienic environment. Updated event information will be available at elonphoenix.com.