ARCATA, Calif. (KIEM) – Training camp at Humboldt State University continues for the San Jose State University Football Team. Santa Clara County is currently in Tier 2 of the statewide reopening protocol, which means the team is unable to fully practice on the SJSU campus.
The partnership between the two schools allows for SJSU to bring approximately 135 members of the program to Arcata for training. HSU released an update on Friday further explaining the situation.
When the SJSU football program traveled to Humboldt County, the entire team underwent testing 48 hours prior to arriving. Within 72 hours of arriving, the entire group was tested again. There were no positive tests. The team will continue to undergo weekly testing while on the HSU campus.
SJSU players, coaches, and staff are housed in residence halls separate from HSU students. The bubble allows for access to specific buildings, inlcuding the Student Recreation Center and Campus Marketplace. Social distancing and masks are required. Players are under curfew and are unable to leave campus unsupervised.
HSU Athletics Director Jane Teixeira says it is unclear how long the SJSU football team will remain on campus.
“It all depends on the needs of San Jose State and how quickly they are able to return to their campus to practice and to participate in competition,” Teixeira says, “I know that they are furiously working with their county health to get approval as soon as possible. We will be supportive sister campuses and be here for them as long as they need us to be and support their student athletes as we support our student athletes and our students.”