Adam Maser, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations
HASTINGS – Hastings College, due to an uptick in potential cases and students in quarantine, has made the decision that all athletic events have been suspended through Oct. 4. This includes the following events:
|Wed||30||5:30 PM||Women’s Soccer||@||Morningside College|
|Wed||30||6:00 PM||JV Volleyball||@||College of Saint Mary|
|Wed||30||7:30 PM||Volleyball||@||College of Saint Mary|
|Wed||30||8:00 PM||Men’s Soccer||@||Morningside College|
|Sat||3||1:00 PM||Women’s Soccer||vs.||Briar Cliff University|
|Sat||3||3:30 PM||Men’s Soccer||vs.||Briar Cliff University|
|Sat||3||7:00 PM||Volleyball||vs.||Kansas Wesleyan University|
While our current number of positive cases remains low – 6, we have seen an increase in the numbers of students isolating – 38 (confirmed case or awaiting test results) and in quarantine – 22 (from exposure). As we monitor and follow our Covid plan, this increase in potential cases has us moving from ORANGE to PINK in our Phase Guideline Matrix.
To ensure we continue to slow the spread of the virus and focus on the safety, health, and learning environment of our students and employees, we are taking the following steps. These steps will take effect today at 4 p.m. and be in place until Sunday (Oct. 4) morning at 9 a.m. On Friday (Oct. 2) at 3 p.m. we will update the campus. Depending on the data and test results we receive this week, we may hold to the Sunday, 9 a.m. timeline and return to in-person classes on Monday, or we may need to extend our timeline further.
What does moving to PINK mean:
There will be a meeting on Friday Oct. 2 with the Hastings College COVID-19 task force and we hope to have an update around 3:00 pm on how we will be moving forward.