Sanford POWER, academies and Sanford Wellness Centers to close for two weeks to slow spread of COVID-19

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health is closing for two weeks its Sanford POWER strength and conditioning programs, sports academy workouts, team practices and competitions as well as Sanford Wellness Centers to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The closures begin Friday and impact operations in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. Sanford Health will reassess after two weeks, and members will receive additional information.

The closures affect two multi-team events scheduled at the Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls.

  • March 21-22: Sioux Falls Cyclones Indoor Classic at the Sanford Fieldhouse
  • March 21-22: Big Sioux Challenge Volleyball Tournament at Sanford Pentagon

Sanford Health physical therapy services in all locations will remain open including POWER Sports Physical Therapy.

“At a time when information on COVID-19 is fluid, we do know one of the best practices to slow the spread of the virus is social distancing, and we want to make sure we are doing our part to keep everyone as safe as possible,” said Steve Young, president of Sanford Sports. “This decision is in the best interest of the athletes, coaches and families who attend and support our academies as well as our fitness center members.”

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 44 hospitals, 1,400 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and nine countries. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have transformed how Sanford Health improves the human condition. For information, visit or Sanford Health News.