Boise State student-athletes won’t be able to practice until they have tested negative for COVID-19 and they’ll be subject to regular resting thereafter, according to a campus reintegration plan announced by the university.
The plan focuses mostly on academics and campus life, but includes a section titled Athletic Practice and Competitions. It says in part, the university will resume athletic practices and competitions when it is safe to do so. The NCAA recently said voluntary workouts can resume June 1, but neither the Mountain West Conference, nor Boise State, has announced plans for bringing athletes back to campus.
Of note, there was no representative from the athletic department among the 15 members on the reintegration committee or subcommittee.
The plan goes on to say that Although the NCAA and the Mountain West Conference have not issued final guidance, we are aware that games or competitions may be reduced, delayed by weeks or even months, may occur without spectators or may be canceled entirely. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
A different section within the reintegration plan focuses on travel and says University-sponsored travel will be suspended through the end of the calendar year. We recognize that some travel is vital. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but those who travel may be required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return or until they complete COVID-19 testing and are cleared to return to campus in accordance with university-based standards.