Daytona Beach Campus Issues Seven-Day Safety Stand-Down for Athletic Teams

students on campus in masks

To keep the Embry-Riddle community as safe as possible, athletic teams on the university’s Daytona Beach, Florida campus will observe a “seven-day safety stand-down,” beginning immediately.

The safety stand-down was issued after four members of one team were diagnosed with Covid-19, requiring the entire team to quarantine for 14 days, until cleared by Embry-Riddle’s healthcare professionals. Out of an abundance of caution, all athletic teams will pause operations for seven days and facilities will be deep cleaned. In addition, university leadership will engage with coaches and team captains to reevaluate all safety protocols for athletics.

Embry-Riddle continues to have a low incidence of Covid-19 cases. Most cases on the Daytona Beach Campus have been traced to off-campus apartments.

Everyone is urged to keep up the good work in adhering to all Embry-Riddle safety requirements: wear your face coverings, stay six feet apart and have a wellness check every 24 hours.

In addition, if you are feeling ill, or suspect you may be sick, stay in your living quarters and notify Health Services.

Health Reminders 

  • If you live off-campus and you feel sick, or you have been in close contact with someone with Covid-19, do not come onto Embry-Riddle’s campuses. If you live on campus, stay in your residence hall room and contact Health Services.
  • If you are sick, quarantine. Do not show up for classes, work, clubs, or weekend events.
  • In case of difficulty breathing or chest pain, call 911.
  • Promptly report any concerning symptoms (i.e., fever, cough or congestion) to the health services or campus safety unit on your campus:

Daytona Beach Health Services         386-226-7917
Daytona Beach Campus Safety          386-226-SAFE (7233)

Faculty have a wealth of virtual resources available to ensure that no student falls behind academically due to confirmed or suspected cases of Covid-19. Remember: we are here to help you stay safe and healthy — and succeed.

Safety Requirements

  • Everyone must have a wellness check every 24 hours before spending time at Embry-Riddle.
  • Face coverings are mandatory in all common areas, both indoors and outdoors. Designated exercise areas are the only exception to this rule. Refer to the Daytona Beach Campus map of designated exercise areas.
  • Physical distancing (six feet apart) is also required at all times.
  • Wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face.
  • Get your flu shot as early as possible.
  • Those selected to undergo mandatory diagnostic Covid-19 testing must self-quarantine if they are instructed to do so. (Note: Self-quarantine is generally not necessary for sentinel testing. Self-quarantine is required for rapid testing as well as screening and contact testing, which takes place on Thursdays. For Thursday testing, you will be asked to quarantine until Friday afternoon.)

Please review our Covid-19 information page and Frequently Asked Questions

Consequences for High-Risk Behavior

Any student engaging in high-risk behaviors that put the university community at risk may be in violation of student Honor Codes or Standards of Conduct.

Students who willfully violate Embry-Riddle rules will be subject to disciplinary action, potentially including immediate expulsion without a refund. For Daytona Beach Campus students, refer to the Honor Code, and in particular, the Failure to Comply section. For Prescott Campus students, the Standards of Conduct can be found here; the Failure to Comply section is on page 22. 

Any employee who refuses to comply should be reported to Human Resources, as outlined in the APPM. Faculty or staff who fail to wear a face covering, get a wellness check or Covid-19 test if instructed, or follow other university safety rules will be subject to disciplinary action.